June 2, 2022 Sports Betting
Montenegro will play Romania in their first League B Group G match on Saturday evening in Podgorica, following their promotion to the UEFA Nations League’s second division.
The hosts, who have just been an independent football nation for 15 years, have risen through the ranks in Europe’s newest international tournament, but, like their guests, have failed to qualify for the World Cup this year.
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After being promoted from the Nations League’s third division in 2020, Montenegro will begin life in League B this weekend at the small Podgorica City Stadium, where they will face Finland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Saturday’s opponents Romania.
Following an underwhelming Nations League debut in 2018-19, one of Europe’s newest additions has had a long road back from the wilderness, with their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign ending without a single win – and only three goals in eight matches; conceding 22 – following an underwhelming Nations League debut.
After finishing first in League C Group 1 last time – although ahead of Luxembourg, Azerbaijan, and Cyprus – the Montenegrins did significantly better in their bid to qualify for Qatar 2022, however they fell short of a maiden World Cup trip.
Coming in fourth place in a competitive group that included Turkey, Norway, and the Netherlands, the team led by well-traveled coach Miodrag Radulovic was well-positioned to compete for a playoff spot heading into the final month of the campaign, but taking only one point from three matches against their more established rivals put an end to any remaining hopes.
After an away setback to Armenia and a win over Greece in their friendlies, the Gallant Falcons now turn their attention to their first quartet of Nations League matches.
Romania returns to competitive play after a dismal draw and defeat in their most recent friendly trips, and is poised for a busy June schedule with four games in ten days.
The Tricolorii have won only two of their past seven matches, having previously finished third behind Germany and North Macedonia in World Cup Qualifying Group J. They were held by Israel in Netanya and defeated by Greece in Bucharest.
Despite winning 2-0 against Liechtenstein at the end of the season, old manager Mirel Radoi was fired, and new coach Edward Iordanescu took over
Following their promotion from League C at the end of the first season, the Romanians finished third behind Austria and Norway in the 2020 edition, but were unable to make much of an impression at League B level.
After qualifying for three consecutive World Cups in the 1990s, Romania has been on a downward spiral ever since, but Iordanescu’s team is determined to change that in the coming months.
Montenegro will be difficult to break down on Saturday, especially for a Romania team that does not usually produce in the final third.
Due to the fact that both sides will be back in action in the middle of the week, a point each would be a satisfactory result for either nation, and a low-scoring draw might be in the cards.