ENG vs MNG Dream11: England welcome Montenegro to the Wembley Stadium for a Euro 2020 Qualifier match, as the host target a win to secure a berth in next summer's UEFA's quadrennial global showpiece event.
The group so far:
England lead the pack in Group A having won five times in six qualifying games. The only blemish in the campaign came against the Czech Republic last month. Centre-back Jakub Brabec canceled Harry Kane's 5th-minute opener at Sinobo Stadium, while Zdeněk Ondrášek came off the bench to score the 85th-minute winner, in what was a deserving win for the Czechs.
The Three Lions responded to that defeat with a 0-6 hammering of Bulgaria in the very next game. Even that scoreline flattered the Bulgarians as England cut them open, creating chance after chance. Ross Barkley and Raheem Sterling scored twice on either side of Marcus Rashford's opener and Harry Kane's 85th-minute goal.
Meanwhile, Montenegro head into this game still searching for their first win of the qualifying campaign. Having accumulated just 3 points in seven games, Montenegro are already out of Euro 2020 contention and will be playing for their pride in the next two games.
Competition: UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers
Match Timing: November 15, @ 01:30 AM
Match Venue: Wembley Stadium
Gareth Southgate went more or less with the same squad he named for the last international fixtures. Though, John Stones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made a return to the England camp this time around.
In terms of the injury absentees, Everton's Fabian Delph (hamstring) and Chelsea's Ross Barkley (ankle) both miss out due to their respective injury issues.
Raheem Sterling won't be playing in this match, manager Gareth Southgate confirmed in his pre-match media briefings. Though Sterling is in the squad, he has been dropped due to his altercation with Liverpool's Joe Gomez. The duo had a scrimmage at the end of the Liverpool versus Manchester City game at Anfield, and the incident seemed to be carried over to the England camp. Though it was Sterling who ran into Gomez at England camp and thus now faces disciplinary measures.
Jordan Henderson is suspended for this game due to the accumulation of yellow cards. Declan Rice should start in the no-6 role as a result, with Mason Mount and the returning Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on either side of the West Ham United man to provide thrust.
Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho will provide width in attack, while Harry Kane will be leading the forward line.
Goalkeepers: Tom Heaton, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Chilwell, Joe Gomez, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Danny Rose, John Stones, Tomori, Kevin Trippier
Midfielders: Ross Barkley, Fabian Delph, Jordan Henderson, James Maddison, Mason Mount, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Harry Winks, Declan Rice
Strikers: Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Callum Wilson
Montenegro team news:
Montenegro were dealt a huge blow after two senior players made themselves unavailable for the trip to England. Star defender Adam Marusic pulled out of the squad due to a muscular injury, while Aleksandar Scekic withdrew because of a knee complaint.
Expect Marko Vesovic to play at right-back due to Marusic's absence with Risto Radunovic starting on the opposite flank, while Marko Simic and Dusan Lagator should partner at the heart of the backline.
Goalkeepers: Danijel Petković, Milan Mijatović, Matija Sarkic
Defenders: Marko Simić, Boris Kopitović, Aleksandar Šofranac, Risto Radunović, Igor Vujačić, Darko Bulatović, Momčilo Raspopović
Midfielders: Nikola Vukčević, Vladimir Jovović, Marko Vešović, Aleksandar Boljević, Damir Kojašević, Sead Hakšabanović, Branislav Janković, Dušan Lagator, Deni Hočko, Nemanja Sekulić
Forwards: Fatos Bećiraj, Stefan Mugoša
England: Pickford (GK), Alexander-Arnold, Maguire, Mings / Joe Gomez, Chilwell, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rice, Mount, Sancho, Kane, Rashford
Montenegro: Petkovic (GK), Vesovic, Lagator, Simic, Radunovic, Hocko, Vukcevic, Boljevic, Jovovic, Haksabanovic, Mugosa
ENG vs MNG Dream11 teams:
ENG vs MNG Dream11 Today Match Prediction:
England boast an impeccable record at home and will look for a convincing win against Montenegro.