Serbia (@1.14) vs Czech Republic (@6.0)
14-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Serbia will win

Serbia – Czech Republic Match Prediction | 14-09-2019 08:00

Montenegro had to host Kosovo on Friday without fans in the stands, as they were banned, following racist behavior by some of their fans against Englands Danny Rose back in March, when the two teams met in Podgorica. Next morning, the FA of Montenegro decided to fire Ljubisa Tumbakovic, the Serbian coach who had been in charge since January 2016. They went 0-1 down in the first half, and all they managed was to salvage a point, 1-1, a very poor result, that has them on two points from three matches in the group. Serbia-born players Filip Stojkovic and Mirko Ivanic also skipped the match, and their future in Montenegros national team will be re-evaluated. He boycotted the game, because Serbia do not recognize Kosovo as a country, and according to reports, Tumbakovic got pressured by high-profile people back home not to validate Kosovos existence sitting on Montenegros bench in this game. The reason?

With 15 goals scored across their last seven at home, we expect them to notch against the Czechs to keep thing strong run going. After all, the hosts have scored in their last eight home games. Kosovo come into this clash with all of their last four internationals finishing without a clean sheet. Theyve also scored in every qualifying clash so far, but all of those encounters have seen both teams score so far.

Free Bets & Offers

Kosovo, universally known as the Dardanians, are on a spectacular 14-game unbeaten streak with 9 wins and 5 draws. I expect to see Kosovo putting on a great show, however, I dont see them getting all 3 points in this Saturdays fixture. Moreover, the last time they suffered a defeat on the international scene was way back in November of 2017. They are currently placed 3rd in Group A with 5 points, 1 less than the Czech Republic and England. Since then, the Dardanians recorded 9 wins and 5 draws.

If we add in the fact that Montenegro have looked weak at the back, but also got on the score-sheet against both Bulgaria and England, then a small bet on Both Teams to Score starts to look like the most viable option, though this is by no means a game to get heavily involved in. For all they outclassed Bulgaria, Czech Republic showed that when push comes to shove, theyre not strong at the back, which is something that was evident during the Nations League, where the Czechs kept just one clean sheet in four games.

The Montenegrins have collected only two points from possible 12 in Group A, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for them. Buoyed by a 2-1 win over Hungary in a friendly, Montenegro will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they host Czech Republic at Stadion Pod Goricom in the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Montenegro vs Czech Republic Score Prediction

However, while they werent great against Bulgaria, Montenegro have at least shown themselves to be capable when it comes to getting the ball in the net, as theyve scored in both of their qualifiers so far. Whats more, Montenegro also averaged 1.67 goals for on the road in the recent Nations League. They breached the English, which is something that the Czechs failed to do.

These two will have high hopes following their start, but who will secure a spot at Euro 2020? Theres an interesting clash in Englands group this weekend, as two of the top three meet. Could Kosovo complete an incredible rise through the ranks to finish second behind England, or will the Czech Republic boost their hopes of making the finals with a win in this trip? While England are off facing Bulgaria, second-placed Czech Republic are heading to third-placed Kosovo in a potentially decisive game.

However their form and luck might be changing since the most recent clash that took place a couple of days ago, a friendly match against Hungary ended with their victory of 2-1. In those 4 matches, they recorded 2 losses and 2 draws, and have a 3:10 goal difference. That must have lifted their spirits, and it will help them to go into this match a bit more enthusiastically, and since their opponents are known for conceding goals, I expect them to net at least one. Montenegro, universally known as The Brave Falcons are hoping to finally get some better results and move away from the lower half of the group standings. Right now they are in the 4th place with 2 points from 4 games.

Reason For Czech Republic vs Montenegro Betting Tips

Out of the previous 5 fixtures, they recorded 3 wins and 2 losses. Furthermore, 2 of those triumphs came in the qualification rounds, which earned the Lions the 2nd spot in the group. It is worth noting that they averaged over 3 goals in their recent endeavours, therefore, I expect to see an exciting matchup with over 2.5 goals scored. On the other side, the Czech Republic, or the Lions as they are commonly known, produced a mixed bag of results recently.

The only clean sheet they kept on the road in World Cup qualifying came at San Marino, while the visitors have enough going forward to give us confidence in their defence. The visitors have scored five times in their last two games, but theyve ended up with a -1 goal difference after problems at the back. As a result, we are backing both teams to score on Saturday, while we are backing a 1-1 draw to continue the hosts unbeaten record here.

Czechia are on three points from two matches in the group. Before beating Bulgaria, they had lost to England (more like gotten embarrassed by England, losing 5-0 on the road). Patrik Schick scored both Czechias goals, and the fans did not like seeing him get substituted in the 78th minute. The Czechs hosted Bulgaria on Friday, went 0-1 down less than three minutes into the game, but equalized soon, and early in the second half they took the lead, which they protected until the final whistle. Jaroslav Silhavy, Czechias coach, explained after the match, in the Press conference, that if it were up to him, Schick would have stayed on the pitch until the final whistle, but at some point it became obvious that he was tired, and thought it would be better to take him out, avoid risking an injury, send in some fresh legs.