Montenegro vs Lithuania Prediction: Brave Falcons fly through penultimate test

 | November 15 | 

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With two group games remaining Montenegro still have a faint chance of qualifying for Euro 2024, but they know that only a victory will suffice on Thursday night (19:45) when Lithuania visit the Podgorica City Stadium.

The visitors are out of contention to qualify themselves but a win would see them leapfrog Montenegro into third.

Montenegro vs Lithuania Betting Tips

  • Montenegro to win to nil @ 9/10
  • Montenegro half-time/full-time @ 19/20

Team News

Montenegro's star men have all made the squad for this one, with Stevan Jovetic, Nikola Krstovic, Stefan Savic and Adam Marusic likely to be crucial to their qualification hopes.

22-cap midfielder Paulius Golubickas is missing from the last Lithuania squad in October.

Betting Odds

Montenegro are strong favourites at 1/3 to keep their qualification hopes alive, while Lithuania are priced at 9/1 to claim a first-ever win over their opponents. A draw is available at 18/5.

The reverse fixture produced a 2-2 draw, and it's 5/4 for both teams to score again.

Montenegro to win to nil @ 9/10

Second-placed Serbia don't play their final group game until Sunday, so Montenegro have the chance to pile the pressure on their neighbours and take qualification to the last day.

Goal difference won't come into play for Montenegro in this group, so they don't need to go chasing many goals. Instead, expect them to play a patient game if they take the lead, knowing that a win is all that matters.

Eight goals conceded in six games is a respectable defensive record, though two of those did come in the reverse fixture in Kaunas.

Montenegro kept a clean sheet at home against Hungary in June, and with so much riding on this one, they should be able to keep out a Lithuania side whose only away goals have come against bottom-placed Bulgaria.

Montenegro half-time/full-time @ 19/20

Montenegro don't need to blitz Lithuania from the get-go, but taking a first-half lead would certainly help to alleviate some pressure.

Lithuania were losing at half-time in both of their away games in Hungary and Serbia, and despite an impressive showing against Montenegro last time out, there is a clear difference in quality between the two countries which the Brave Falcons should make count in front of their own supporters.

You can read all of our previews for qualifying and the tournament itself when it gets under way in our Euro 2024 Betting Tips section, so keep checking that out.

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