Our prediction for this Nations League match:
Montenegro will be aiming to build on a 2-0 win over Azerbaijan when they face Luxembourg at Stadion Pod Goricom on Tuesday evening. The Montenegrins aim to keep their 100% record in Group 1 intact, and they are likely to go for a win in their fourth group game. Stevan Jovetic has been scoring goals for fun in the Nations League this season, and the former Man City ace is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Luxembourg, on the other hand, did well to beat Cyprus 2-0 in round 3, with Danel Sinani scoring a brace. The visitors aim to overtake Montenegro in top position in the standings, but seeing that Stevan Jovetic and Co. have been impressive in this edition of the UEFA Nations League, home win should be considered. The good news for the hosts is that Atletico Madrid defender Stefan Savic returns from suspension.
Highlighted Player (Nikola Vukcevic):
Nikola Vukcevic is yet another Montenegro footballer who plays for Braga as a midfielder. The 184-cm-tall player was born in Podgorica on 13 December, 1991. Vukcevic began his senior career at his hometown club Buducnost Podgorica and he was part of the team from 2010 to 2013.
The Montenegro footballer scored four goals in 65 league appearances for the club. In 2013 he joined Braga as a free player and he initially played for the reserve team. After making 31 appearances for Braga B he made his debut for the first team against Vitoria, coming from the bench in the stoppage time. Speaking of his international career, Nikola Vukcevic made his Montenegro debut against Ghana on 5 March, 2014 in a friendly game.
The Hrabri sokoli defeated the Black Stars back then. His main position is defensive midfielder, but he plays as a central midfielder and as attacking midfielder as well. Nikola’s contract with Braga expires on 30 June, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Luxembourg):
Luxembourg national football team is controlled by Luxembourg Football Federation and they play their home games at Stade Josy Barthel. Les Lions Rouges have never qualified for the finals of a major tournament, but they often make life difficult for European teams in the qualifiers.
Luxembourg defeated Macedonia in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, but a victory over Czech Republic in the 1996 European Championship qualifying match is considered the team’s biggest success. Les Lions Rouges play their home matches in red shirts and red shorts, while they wear white jerseys and white shorts when playing on the travels.
Jeff Strasser is both the most famous and the most capped Luxembourg player and it has to be noted that the former Bundesliga player made 98 appearances for the national team. Luxembourg recorded their biggest win against Afghanistan (6-0), in the match that was played in London in 1948. Speaking of their biggest defeat, Luxembourg were outclassed by England 9-0 on two occasions (1960, 1982).