Montenegro eye top spot
Fabio Capello's side have opened up a six-point gap at the top of the standings but have just one game to play compared to Montenegro's two. Montenegro therefore know they still have their destiny in their own hands as they host the English in Podgorica tomorrow before travelling to Switzerland.
Two victories would be enough for Montenegro to finish top as they have a superior head-to-head record than England. Midfielder Marko Cetkovic told reporters at a press conference: "Both games are very difficult for us but I think we can win both. It will be very difficult for them [England] to get three points here. This is the biggest game ever."
England know surviving what is likely to be an intimidating atmosphere to leave with a draw will secure first place, but they want to end the campaign in style. Midfielder Scott Parker said: "The fact we only need a point doesn't change our approach one bit. Whenever we play for England we want three points. We are going there to win and qualify for the championships."
A draw in Podgorica would still leave Montenegro as favourites for the play-off place for the group runners-up, but Switzerland would be just a point behind if they win their penultimate game in Wales. Wales, bottom of the group, are out of contention having only claimed their first points of the competition with a surprise win over Montenegro last month.
Yet should results go in their favour, Gary Speed's men could still overhaul Switzerland and Bulgaria, their final opponents, to finish third.