The Montenegro national side may only be six years old, but they are still long enough in the tooth to have caused England some worrying moments.
The crucial Wembley World Cup qualifier will be the two nations’ fourth meeting, with England desperately needing to record their first win over the visitors after three prior draws.
But what betting lessons can be learned in order to turn a profit from the match on Friday night?
Goal difference isn’t a factor
Montenegro have been more organised at the back than an obsessive compulsive’s Filofax in their previous meetings with the Three Lions.
All three of their previous games with Steven Gerrard and co have ended as draws with two falling under 2.5 goals barrier. In addition, Branko Brnovic’s men have only conceded one goal on their travels during this campaign.
Luckily for Roy Hodgson his side are in the driving seat in Group H and don’t have to worry about making up goal difference like Ukraine. Instead, accepting that Montenegro will be tough to break down, staying patient and realising that even a 1-0 victory is good enough will be a huge help to England.
Under 2.5 goals is priced at 13/15.
The Brave Falcons aren’t an attacking force
This is Montenegro’s third qualifying campaign for a major tournament and in their 26 games to date they have only scored more than two goals in a game twice, both against the Swiss cheese defence of San Marino.
Against bigger teams the Balkan nation are more interested in avoiding defeat than taking the initiative and seeking out a win, especially on their travels where they’ve scored more than one goal just twice during qualification, when faced with San Marino and fellow sprats Cyprus.
You can back Montenegro to fail to surpass 1.5 goals at 11/100
Montenegro rarely get off to a flyer
As you’d expect from a side that prefers to focus on defensive solidarity while rarely blazing an attacking trail, Montenegro goals often come late on.
Three of their last four in this qualification process have come after the hour mark as well as their last two against England.
At Wembley they are 15/2 to score the most goals between 75:01 and full time.