Forget this qualification campaign; Gibraltar have never earned a point in any World Cup qualifying. Can they get one here? Find out with our Gibraltar vs Montenegro match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Gibraltar vs Montenegro: Our Picks
All of our tips contain no bias and have been researched using the latest stats and figures available at the time of publication.
- Prediction one: Handicap – Montenegro -2 @ 4/5
- Prediction two: 30 minute result – Montenegro @ 5/6
- Prediction three: BTTS – No @ 3/5
*Odds from Ladbrokes are subject to change.
A two goal handicap and Montenegro will still win
We can't sit here and say Montenegro are in great form because they've not won in six games – albeit they have drawn three of them. The good news for them is that when you're in a poor run Gibraltar are one of the sides you would choose to face. So far in this qualification campaign Gibraltar have played six games. They've scored three and conceded a sickening 25 goals. To make matters worse for the hosts, Montenegro's last win came against them in a 4-1 win where Montenegro had 31 shots on goal.
An early advantage incoming
We've just touched on the last meeting between these two teams, which Montenegro won 4-1. In that match they notched after 25 minutes and we think they'll be ahead by the half hour mark again here. With Gibraltar the group whipping boys and Montenegro desperate for a confidence boost the best way to achieve that will be to come out of the dressing room all guns blazing. If Montenegro do that, Gibraltar simply won't have the answers.
Both teams will not score
Okay, the idea of Montenegro not scoring in this game is a tad ridiculous but strange things do happen in football. If we take away the fact Montenegro are huge favourites and focus instead on Gibraltar you'll find a game plan that is built to frustrate the life out of their visitors. If Gibraltar get a shock result it will be based on a defensive shutout. Of course, the much more likely scenario that sees you win this bet will be a Montenegro clean sheet; Gibraltar have only scored three goals in qualification to date.
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Gibraltar vs Montenegro: The Teams
Montenegro's qualifying campaign isn't a disaster right now but they do need to start putting points on the board to apply pressure on those above them with the top two currently five points ahead. Thankfully, Gibraltar are the easy match of the group and a professional display could see the goal difference get a boost too. That will be music to the ears of Stevan Jovetic, who is back fit after injury. As for Gibraltar, there is no way they'll qualify for the World Cup so they really are playing for pride. When the two sides last met Reece Styche scored a penalty and he bagged again last time out versus Norway. He'll hope to make it three for the qualifying campaign.
Quickfire questions on Gibraltar vs Montenegro
- Who won the last h2h? – Montenegro
- Who do the bookies have as favourites? – Montenegro
- What time is KO? 19:45