Serbia vs Switzerland – Predictions, Odds & Betting Tips
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23rd June 2018 – 4am AEST
Group E – Kaliningrad Stadium – TV: Fox Sports
Serbia vs Switzerland Predictions
Serbia vs Switzerland Score Prediction
This certainly won’t be a goal-fest as both teams line up well and pride themselves on their organization. This Group E fixture is likely to be decided by a single goal and a 1-0 win for Switzerland is priced at 6.50 by William Hill, which is great value.
Goals will be hard to come by in this one and under 2.5 goals being scored looks the bet to make with Crownbet at 1.52.
Both Teams To Score Prediction
Serbia were able to break the deadlock against Costa Rica, thanks to a phenomenal free kick from Alexander Kolarov. Switzerland should be wary of the threat the Serb poses from set pieces around the box but, if they are disciplined, they should keep Serbia out for the 90 minutes. Both teams not to score can be found at 1.75 from Betstar.
Serbia sit top of the group after their win and Group E has an interesting as well as surprising look to it. Brazil should get back to winning ways against Costa Rica but the real battle is between Serbia and Switzerland. This second round clash will be huge for either of their chances of progression.
- Switzerland have kept five clean sheets in their last seven games.
- The Swiss have managed to score in six out of their last seven games.
- Get Switzerland to score first with Ladbrokes at 2.00
- Serbia have only kept three clean sheets in their last seven outings.
European rivals, Serbia and Switzerland meet in 2018 FIFA World Cup’s Group E, with a spot in the knockout round of the tournament potentially-on-offer. The outcome in this match is vital in determining which of the two form teams progress through to knockout play from Group E.
The two teams have never met before in a full international.
World Cup Qualifiers
Serbia progressed to the World Cup with automatic qualification by winning the highly competitive and quality UEFA-Group-D containing quality teams, the Republic of Ireland, Wales, Austria, Georgia and Moldova.
Serbia played attacking and attractive football, scoring plenty of goals along the way to qualification, including;
- Serbia 3 Austria 2
- Twin 3-0 wins over Moldova
- Serbia 3 Georgia 1 and;
- Serbia 1 Republic of Ireland 0
However, like their neighbours Croatia, the Serbs carry the weight of the weight Serbian nation and are an ageing side. This could be the last opportunity for many of this team to experience success on the international stage.
Top Goal Scorers in Qualifiers
- 6 Goals
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- 4 goals
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Switzerland went toe-to-toe with European Champions Portugal in UEFA World Cup Qualifying Group B, finishing equal on points to only be beaten into second place in the group on goal difference. They progressed to the World Cup in a play-off with Northern Ireland.
On the back of the classy-Arsenal-midfielder Granit Xhaka pulling the midfield strings and supplying quality build-up for the Swiss strikers, Switzerland produced some wonderful performances in qualification including;
- Switzerland 2 Portugal 0
- Switzerland 3 Hungary 2
- Switzerland 3 Latvia 0 and;
- Switzerland 5 Hungary 2
In the World Cup lead-up matches, Switzerland also produced an excellent 6-0 thumping of Panama and held Spain to a 1-1 draw.
Top Goal Scorers in Qualifiers
- 4 goals
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- 3 goals
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- Goalkeepers: Vladimir Stojkovic, Predrag Rajkovic, Marko Dmitrovic.
- Defenders: Aleksandar Kolarov, Branislav Ivanovic, Dusko Tosic, Antonio Rukavina, Milos Veljkovic, Milan Rodic, Uros Spajic, Nikola Milenkovic.
- Midfielders: Nemanja Matic, Luka Milivojevic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Marko Grujic, Adem Ljajic, Dusan Tadic, Filip Kostic, Andrija Zivkovic, Nemanja Radonjic.
- Strikers: Aleksandar Mitrovic, Aleksandar Prijovic, Luka Jovic.
- Goalkeepers – Yvon Mvogo, Roman Buerki, Yann Sommer.
- Defenders – Johan Djourou, Nico Elvedi, Michael Lang, Manuel Akanji, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Ricardo Rodriguez, Fabian Schaer, Jacques-Francois Moubandje.
- Midfielders – Valon Behrami, Granit Xhaka, Steven Zuber, Denis Zakaria, Remo Freuler, Xherdan Shaqiri, Gelson Fernandes, Blerim Dzemaili.
- Forwards – Josip Drmic, Breel Embolo, Mario Gavranovic, Haris Seferovic.