Montenegro vs Austria 10/09/2015 UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifier Preview & Pick
Austra vs Montenegro
Friday 9th October 2015 14:45 (ET)
The Line: Montenegro 17/10 Draw 11/5 Austria 17/10 See the Latest Odds
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Having already clinched their qualification Austria could be forgiven for taking their foot off the gas in this Euro 2016 qualifier but the reality is that Austria are already going through as Group winners and can not be caught. Montenegro need a win to keep their hopes of progressing to either a playoff or the second automatic spot for qualification. With Manchester City pair Joventic and Savic in their side Montenegro have quality at the back and up front but will be looking to exploit any complacency in the Austria team.
Austria led by Bayern Munich utility man Daniel Alaba and Stoke City's Arnautovich will still come to Montenegro looking to get a win and keep their un beaten group record intact. However I cant see Manager Koller putting out a full strength side, in fact I reckon he uses these next two games as a way to have a look at borderline and squad players. Austria are in a really good position in that they can actually call up some young players and give them experience at International level with the thoughts of using players in next summers Euro's.
This one for me is about two teams in very different places, Montenegro must win or they are out of the hunt for qualification and Austria are already through. Given those two facts I just cant go against the home side here and they are a slight dog which entices me even more. Take Montenegro to get the win here in a game that means nothin to Austria.