Sports Innovation previews the World Cup match between Montenegro and the Netherlands and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
Montenegro welcome the in-form Netherlands over to the Podgorica City Stadium on Saturday for a World Cup qualifier.
All eyes will be on the away team for this one. Netherlands are chasing a fifth consecutive win and sit on top of the Group G table. The Oranje currently have 19 points from eight games. But with Norway breathing down their neck just two points adrift, they’ll be eager to add another victory to secure automatic qualification for the 2022 World Cup finals.
Montenegro, on the other hand, have missed out on a place at the World Cup finals. This could prompt a change in motivation for the fourth-placed hosts, who will miss midfielder Marko Vesovic through suspension.
Facts and figures for Montenegro vs Netherlands in World Cup.
- Montenegro conceded in the last 8 of 10 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Montenegro’s last 2 of 4 matches;
- Montenegro failed to score in the last 4 of 6 matches.
- Netherlands has won the last 4 matches in a row;
- Netherlands unbeaten the last 7 matches in a row;
- Netherlands unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- Netherlands has won in the last 6 of 7 matches.
Current form — Montenegro vs Netherlands
The Brave Falcons on a miserable patch of form
Montenegro go into this encounter on the back of a miserable form in previous games. Miodrag Radulović’s side have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. They first shared the points in a 0-0 draw with Latvia, before claiming 3 points in a 3-0 win against Gibraltar. Unfortunately for them, this was followed by a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Norway.
The Oranje on a roll.
The Netherlands go into this encounter high on confidence following 4 wins from their last 6 games. In their last 3 matches, Louis van Gaal’s side thrashed Turkey 6-1 before beating Latvia 1-0. They got another big win last time out by putting six goals past Gibraltar at home.
Montenegro vs Netherlands — fixture history
The last match between these teams was a World Cup match back on 4 September 2021 and saw the Netherlands claim a 4-0 victory.
Montenegro have been able to win 0% of their last 1 encounter against the upcoming Netherlands in the World Cup. In other words, they have a 0-0-1 recent record, with the latter winning 100% of the matches.
Current table in the World Cup
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Memphis Depay. The Barcelona forward has managed to find the back of the net 7 times in his most recent outings. Surely, he will want to add more goals on Saturday.
As for the home side, Fatos Beciraj has been their most dangerous goal threat in recent outings.