Bosnia & Herzegovina battle it out for control of the group when they host Montenegro at the Bilino Polje Stadium in Zenica for this UEFA Nations League Group 3B fixture. The Bosnians currently hold a slim lead with their 2-2-0 record giving them eight points and a one point lead over second-place Montenegro who have a record of 2-1-1. With only one point separating the two and only two matches left in the group stages to decide who is promoted to League A for next season's Nations League, we can expect a tense, tight match in this one. Bosnia & Herzegovina is coming off an excellent 3-2 home win over Finland in their last outing while Montenegro is coming off a superb 3-0 away win against Romania in their last fixture. These two nations played out a 1-1 draw in June.
Montenegro has shown this tournament that they have no problem playing on the counter-attack and can be a dangerous team on the break. The Brave Falcons have lost the possession battle in all four of their group stage matches but that hasn’t hindered them from creating goal scoring chances. Two superb counter-attacking displays in their home and away fixtures against Romania highlighted their philosophy, as they were able to score a total of five goals on four clear-cut chances despite averaging just 42% of the ball. We’re likely to see a very similar type of match to the first encounter between these two teams, which saw Bosnia dominate the possession with 61% but the teams equal in the number of scoring chances and shots.