Our prediction for this Nations League match:
Buoyed by a 2-1 win over Azerbaijan, Luxembourg will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Montenegro at Stade Josy Barthel. Luxembourg did well to beat the ten-man Azeri, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Montenegro. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Dinamo Kiev attacker Gerson Rodrigues, who scored the winner in the Nations League opener.
The Montenegrins, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Cyprus, and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Tuesday’s clash. Seeing that Luxembourg will go for a win in their second group game as well, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Former Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic, who scored a brace in the triumph over Cyprus, is likely to pose a big threat to the Luxembourg back-line.
Highlighted Player (Chris Philipps):
Born in Luxembourg City on March 8, 1994, Chris Philipps is a professional footballer who plays for Ligue 1 side Metz. Philipps made 39 appearances for Metz B before making his debut to the first team on May 23, 2013 in a 1-0 loss to Boulogne.
The Luxembourg international signed a loan deal with SC Preusen Munster in 2015 and it has to be noted that he played 25 games for the German side in the league. Chris Philipps made his debut for Luxembourg national football team on February 29, 2012 in a 2-1 win over Macedonia. His main position is defensive midfield, but he is used as a centre-back as well.
Chris Philipps, whose contract with Metz should expire in June 2018, made only 11 appearances for les Grenats in the 2016/2017 Ligue 2 campaign, but, no doubt, he helped the club secure promotion to the French top flight.
Highlighted Team (Montenegro):
Montenegro is yet another former Yugoslavian republic. The Montenegrins declared their independence in 2006 and they played their first official match under the name of Montenegro in March, 2007. The Hrabri sokoli defeated Hungary in their first official game, with the team coming from behind to beat the Hungarians.
Serie A superstar Mirko Vucinic and Igor Burzanovic scored for Montenegro in the 2-1 triumph over Hungary. Montenegro national football team participated in the UEFA Euro 2012 playoffs and that is regarded as the team’s biggest success. The Hrabri sokoli faced Czech Republic in the double-header, but they eventually failed to book their place at the showpiece tournament in Poland and Ukraine.
Aforementioned attacker Mirko Vucinic is seen as one of the most famous footballers who played for the Montenegro national team, but we should mention former Manchester City ace Stevan Jovetic as well. Montenegro play their home games at Stadion Pod Goricom and they recorded their biggest win against San Marino (6-0) in September, 2012.