England take on Montenegro in the much-awaited 2014 World Cup qualifier at Stadion Pod Goricom in Podgorica tonight. The Three Lions are currently second in Group H, with 11 points from five games, two behind their opponents.
Where to Watch Live
Kick-off is set for 8pm GMT. Live coverage of the game is available on ITV 1 and UTV.
Branko Brnovic's side are enjoying a great run in the qualifying round as they are at the top of Group H, with 13 points from five games. Montenegro enter this game after their 1-0 win against Moldova last week. Juventus forward Mirko Vucinic scored the only goal of the game, giving all three points to his side.
The hosts have not lost a game during the qualifiers, winning four and drawing one so far. Montenegro have scored 13 goals in the campaign so far but conceded just two. Brnovic will be keen to avoid defeat against England as to keep their record intact and stay on top of the group table.
England, on the other hand, come into this tie after their 8-0 win over San Marino, which saw seven different scorers for Roy Hodgson's side. The victory was their biggest since 1987. The Three Lions are facing Montenegro for the first time in this campaign and would be looking for a win to climb up to the top of the table.
The visitors also remain unbeaten after the first five games. Hodgson would be hoping for an impressive performance from his side, when the two top teams face each other at Stadion Pod Goricom.
- Last Five (most recent first): W W W W D
- Last Result: Moldova 0 - 1 Montenegro
- Last Five (most recent first): W W L W D
- Last Result: San Marino 0 - 8 England
Brnovic has a few injury and suspension worries for the tie against England. Nikola Drincic and Branko Boskovic have been ruled out due to injuries, while fellow midfielder Milorad Pekovic and defender Savo Pavicevic are suspended for this game.
Probable Line-Up: M. Bozovic; V. Bozovic, Basa, Savic, Volkov; Zverotic, Novakovic, Vukcevic; Kasalica, Vucinic, Jovetic
Hodgson is likely to start Chris Smalling and Joleon Lescott in the central defence. Steven Gerrard will be at the heart of the midfield, with Frank Lampard dropping to the bench. Wayne Ronney and Jermain Defoe are likely to lead the England attack.
Probable Line-Up: Hart; Johnson, Smalling, Lescott, Cole; Milner, Gerrard, Cleverley, Young; Rooney, Defoe