England travel to Podgorica knowing a point against Montenegro on Friday night will be enough to secure a place at next year’s European Championship finals.
Fabio Capello’s men, who are 5/2 with bookmaker to gain the draw they need, head to the Balkans holding a six-point advantage over Montenegro, who end their Group G campaign against Switzerland next Tuesday.
Wins in their final two qualifying games would send Branko Brnovic’s side to their first ever major finals tournament, but England will be confident they can pick up the point they require.
However, the visitors have been warned not to underestimate the Brave Falcons, having been held to a goalless draw by Montenegro at Wembley last October.
Striker Dejan Damjanovic told The Sun: “At Wembley they didn’t play seriously against us. England didn’t show us enough respect.
“They probably thought they would beat us easily, but, to be honest, they played pretty badly and we were unbelievable. Maybe they thought the game would be easy.
“If we defend well we could do something special against England, but this time England will take us totally seriously.”