Montenegro-England Betting Preview: Lampard to continue his rich vein of form

Crunch clash in store in Podgorica, as the top two in Group H meet in a crucial World Cup Qualifier and Hugh Wilson is backing goals and has a 21/10 value bet on offer
After a straight forward victory for England on Friday against San Marino, they now face the current group leaders Montenegro in a fixture that could go a long way towards determining the outcome of which side qualifies automatically for the World Cup in Rio in 2014.

Roy Hodgson’s men trail Montenegro by two points in Group H, with a defeat for England all but securing top spot for Branko Brnovic's men.

Hodgson has come out this week in a confident mood and seemingly unfazed by the mind games being played by Brnovic.

England are unbeaten in qualifying so far and are favourites for this must-win clash at 17/20 (1.85) with Bet365.

Montenegro recorded an impressive victory on Friday, beating Moldova 1-0 away from home. Centre midfielder Milorad Pekovic was sent off midway through the second half whilst the score was 0-0.

However, the 10 men battled on, with star man Mirko Vucinic grabbing the all-important winner to keep them top of the group. Bet365 price them at 19/5 (4.8) to extend their lead in Group H. The same firm offers the draw at 13/5 (3.60).

Despite both sides having a stern defence, conceding two goals apiece in five matches so far, expect goals in this encounter. The last time these two met back in October 2011, the match ended 2-2 after England surrendered a 2-0 lead.

Over 2.5 goals is a healthy 11/10 (2.10) with Bet365 and considering this would have paid out in four of England’s last five matches, it is certainly worth an investment.

It's also worth noting the same bet would have won in three of Montenegro’s five qualifying matches.

For those looking for more value, the anytime scorer market is tough to ignore. There were plenty of English players on the scoresheet on Friday, but Frank Lampard once again delivered for England. The Chelsea midfielder has netted six goals in his last six internationals, and the price of 21/10 (3.10) with Bet365 for him to score anytime offers huge value.

Over 2.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10) with Bet365
Frank Lampard to score anytime at 21/10 (3.10) with Bet365

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