Our prediction for this match:
Montenegro will be looking to build on back-to-back wins over Cyprus and Luxembourg when they take on Latvia in a friendly. Faruk Hadzibegic’s troops made a brilliant start to their Nations League campaign, and even though Matija Sarkic, Vukan Savicevic, Zarko Tomasevic, and Marko Vesovic are all sidelined through injury, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts.
A man to keep an eye on in Faruk Hadzibegic’s team will be Stevan Jovetic, who impressed in the triumph over Cyprus. The Latvians, on the other hand, shared the spoils with Malta and Andorra in the first two group games in the Nations League, and they are eager to claim a major scalp in Podgorica. However, away win should not be considered as Montenegro have been making progress ever since the Bosnian tactician took over the reins. Yet another man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Atletico Madrid defender Stefan Savic.
Highlighted Player (Marcus Berg):
Marcus Berg is a Swedish footballer who was born on 17 August, 1986. The 184-cm-tall attacker played for the likes of Torsby, Velen and Goteborg during his youth career and he continued playing for the Anglarna at senior level.
Marcus Berg joined Groningen in 2007 and two years later he moved to Bundesliga, signing a deal with Hamburger SV. After spending the 2010/2011 season on loan at PSV, the Swedish striker made 13 appearances more for Hamburg and on 8 July, 2013 he joined Panathinaikos. Berg signed a four-year deal with the Greek outfit and it has to be noted that he scored his first goal for the team on his debut against Panetolikos.
The Swedish striker scored 15 goals in the 2013/2014 Greek Superleague campaign with Panathinaikos. Berg has 19 appearances for Sweden U21 team and he made his 42nd for the first team at the 2016 European Championship finals in France. The Swedish forward is well known for his heading ability.
Highlighted Team (Sweden):
Sweden are the most successful Nordic side on international stage having been present at major competitions since 1934. Blagult missed out on the 1952 World Cup trophy on home soil as they were beaten by star-studded Brazil side, while they finished in third place at the 1950 and 1994 tournaments, and finishing fourth on their second appearance in 1938.
As far as their European Championship record is concerned, Sweden also achieved their best result in front of home fans, reaching the last four in 1992, and they have since reached the quarter-finals at Euro 1994 in Portugal.
Anders Svensson and Thomas Ravelli are team’s most capped players with over 140 appearances each, but it is strikers Henrik Larsson and Zlatan Ibrahimovic that will go down as the most famous Swedish footballers in history. The later also leads the goalscoring charts with over 60 strikes for the national team and he is widely regarded as one of the most colourful characters, not only in Scandinavia, but in world football.