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Montenegro vs England: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

5:40 am AEDT 26/3/19
Declan Rice, England
The Three Lions will be confident of claiming another three points following on from their thumping victory over Czech Republic on Friday

England head into their second game of Euro 2020 qualifying as heavy favourites, with anything less than a victory over Montenegro on Monday  deemed to be a poor result.

Gareth Southgate's side will be confident of claiming another three points following on from their 5-0 thrashing of Czech Republic on Friday.

Montenegro, meanwhile, will take confidence from a 1-1 draw with Bulgaria and will be hopeful their home advantage could help them claim a result over the Three Lions. 

While Montenegro's squad also boasts some some quality, such as Atletico Madrid's Stefan Savic, England are still likely to have far too much for Ljubisa Tumbakovic's men to handle.

Game Montenegro vs England
Date Monday, March 25
Time 7:45pm GMT / 3:45pm ET

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US), the game will be broadcast on Univision Deportes En Vivo and can be livestreamed on the ESPNEWS platform.

US TV channel Online stream
Univision Deportes En Vivo ESPN+

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on ITV and can be streamed online via ITV's website.

UK TV channel Online stream
ITV ITV online

Squads & Team News

Position Montenegro squad
Goalkeepers Petkovic, Mijatovic, Ljuljanovic
Defenders Savic, Simic, Tomasevic, Marusiv, Stojkovic, Kopitovic, Radunovic, Vujacic
Midfielders Vukcevic, Vesovic, Jovovic, Jankovic, Scekic, Ivanic, Bakic, Kosovic, Boljevic, Kajevic, Mirkovic, Loncar, Hocko
Forwards Beciraj, Mugosa, Dordevic

Confirmed Montenegro starting XI:  Petkovic; Stojkovic, Savic, Simic, Tomasevic; Vesovic, Vukcevic, Ivanic, Marusic; Beciraj, Mugosa.

Position England squad
Goalkeepers Butland, Pickford, Heaton
Defenders Walker, Chilwell, Keane, Trippier, Tarkowski, Maguire, Rose
Midfielders Henderson, Barkley, Alli, Rice, Ward-Prowse
Forwards Kane, Sancho, Sterling, Wilson, Hudson-Odoi

Confirmed England starting XI: Pickford; Walker, Keane, Maguire, Rose; Barkley, Rice, Alli; Sterling, Kane, Hudson-Odoi.

Betting & Match Odds

England are the odds-on favourites at 4/11 with  bet365 . Montenegro are meanwhile at 8/1 while a draw is priced at 7/2.

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Match Preview

Despite an energy-sapping three-hour flight to Montenegro's capital of Podgorica, England will be highly confident of claiming another three points and maintaining their position at the top of Group A.

They have continued their brilliant form from the World Cup last year, and will no doubt be using this match as preparation for this summer's Nations League finals.

The Three Lions have won their last four fixtures, including triumphs over both Croatia and Spain, so another win here against Montenegro is to be expected.

The one dilemma Southgate faces heading into the clash is who will replace the injured Dier in central midfield. 

Ross Barkley came on to replace the Tottenham midfielder on Friday, but he also had the option of giving Declan Rice his first start in an England shirt and elected to use both players in the XI against Montenegro.

Southgate will also use Sancho's fitness issues to integrate Callum Hudson-Odoi into the starting XI.

"We've got competition for places and I think attacking players mature very young, and they can go in very young," said Southgate.

"So it's not an issue to play them, and really we've found another player that we really liked (in Hudson-Odoi).

"We weren't certain he'd be able to adapt to this level, and we're a bit fortunate in finding him - in that we probably wouldn't have done that in this camp, we'd have given him a bit longer in the Under-21s.

"But already he's proved in this environment that he can more than cope."

Montenegro, meanwhile, are without their talisman Stevan Jovetic, who has returned to club side Monaco, thus making the difficult task of gaining a surprise result over England even harder.

Other star player Savic also missed the match against Bulgaria with injury managed to be ready in time for the England game.

His experience marshalling the Atletico Madrid defence in La Liga will prove vital in their quest of gaining a result.

However, manager Ljubisa Tumbakovic is optimistic his side can still acheive a result despite their limitations as a squad in comparison to Southgate's side.

"We in the coaching team who deal with the players are realistic," he said.

"Things that happen in the past are just nice results for Montenegro, tomorrow (Monday) we will play a match with totally different players, new coaches, with different capabilities and different ideas from both teams."