The two teams faced each other in Podgorica a year ago, with John Toshack taking charge of the Welsh national team for the final occasion. A lacklustre display saw them beaten 1-0 by the Montenegrins, although that result doesn’t seem too bad considering that Zlatko Kranj?ar’s team are level on points with England at the top of Group G.
Gary Speed now has the job of turning around Wales’ fortunes, although the team have slumped to further defeats against Bulgaria, Switzerland and England to leave the manager wondering whether they are going to get any points from their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.
Wales do have some talented young players and they can be backed at 2/1 (bet365 – £200 free bets) to claim victory in front of their supporters at the Millennium Stadium. For the sake of Welsh football, they could do with a result to restore some pride and Speed will be encouraging them to play freely against a side that have only scored four in five.
Montenegro will be extremely well organised and the plain fact is that they have conceded just one goal in qualifying so far, although their remaining matches are at home to England and away to Switzerland so perhaps the visitors will be a little more adventurous in this match.
Victor Chandler (£25 free betting) offer 7/5 that Wales’ losing run continues at the expense of Friday night’s opponents, although new Liverpool signing Craig Bellamy is 8/1 to open the scoring and put a smile on the face of his manager.