USA vs Serbia Prediction 26.01.2023

United States

United States

Serbia

Serbia

  • Competition: Friendly International
  • Date: Thursday, 26th, January 2023
  • Kickoff: 02:00 UK / 03.00 CET
  • Venue: Banc of California Stadium (Los Angeles)

The performance of the United States of America at the recently concluded World Cup in Qatar can be characterized as quite correct. The popular "The Yanks" finished the group stage without defeat (one triumph and two draws), but, unfortunately, they were stopped at the first hurdle in the knockout stage, losing to the Netherlands (1-3). The national team led by Anthony Hudson will, three days after the match with Serbia, play another friendly clash with Colombia.

Before the start of the first winter World Cup in Qatar, Serbia delighted many with their performances from previous competitions, including the qualifications for the world stage, when they beat Portugal in Lisbon, with a result of 2-1, thus securing a direct flight. However, when they came to the Middle East, it's safe to say that Piksi's The Eagles were one of the biggest disappointments, as they finished the group stage with just one point, conceding eight goals from three games.

USA vs Serbia Betting Tips: Under 2.5

The two teams have met three times so far. The last duel dates from the recent past, when The Eagles, on January 29, 2017, measured their strength against the Americans, and the duel ended without a winner and goals (0-0).

What particularly adorns the United States national team is a very strong defensive armor. This fact is best confirmed by the match of the group stage of the World Cup, when they held the mighty England to a goalless draw, 0-0.

After all, what we can notice is that The Yanks have especially highlighted their defensive strength in friendly matches. Their net remained intact in 5 of the last 6 games of that type, and 4 of those 5 ended under 2.5 goals.

Serbia, meanwhile, showed that they dispose a great attacking arsenal in the Middle East, scoring five goals against Cameroon and Switzerland. But, now the attacking trio will be missing, and therefore the realization.

Both national teams will be without their main stars, which means that we expect a completely balanced and uncertain match with not too much action on both sides. Actually, we hope to see a replay from 2017, when also then, the coaches of both teams came out on the field with young and inexperienced players.

United States vs Serbia Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. United States

    0 : 0

    Serbia

    Friendly International

  2. United States

    0 : 0

    Serbia

    Friendly International

United States

USA Team News

Only six players out of a total of 24 invited for the friendly match with Serbia participated in the World Cup in Qatar. Chelsea's 18-year-old goalkeeper, Gabriel Slonina, has also received a call-up for the January friendlies, who will likely start in goal against The Eagles.

FC Cincinnati's 24-year-old center-forward, Brandon Vazquez, was a key figure in his team's attack in the recently concluded MLS season. He scored 18 goals and added 9 assists, and with such a performance he was rewarded by receiving his first call-up to the national team.

Last matches of United States

  1. Netherlands

    3 : 1

    United States

    World Cup

  2. Iran

    0 : 1

    United States

    World Cup

  3. England

    0 : 0

    United States

    World Cup

  4. United States

    1 : 1

    Wales

    World Cup

  5. Saudi Arabia

    0 : 0

    United States

    Friendly International

United States lineup

Goalkeeper

  • Gabriel Slonina

Defenders

  • John Tolkin

  • Walker Zimmerman

  • Aaron Long

  • Julian Gressel

Midfielders

  • Paxten Aaronson

  • Kellyn Acosta

  • Eryk Williamson

Forwards

  • Brandon Vazquez

  • Paul Arriola

  • Jesus Ferreira

Serbia

Serbia Team News

The same picture is on the other side, coach Dragan Stojkovic will also not be able to count on his star players, since they have club obligations. This means that we will see a lot of debutants in the national team for Serbia as well.

In this group for the January friendlies, the coach invited a trio from MLS - New England goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic, Los Angeles centre-forward Dejan Joveljic (11 goals, 3 assists / MLS), as well as Vancouver centre-back Ranko Veselinovic.

Last matches of Serbia

  1. Serbia

    2 : 3

    Switzerland

    World Cup

  2. Cameroon

    3 : 3

    Serbia

    World Cup

  3. Brazil

    2 : 0

    Serbia

    World Cup

  4. Bahrain

    1 : 5

    Serbia

    Friendly International

  5. Norway

    0 : 2

    Serbia

    UEFA Nations League

Serbia lineup

Goalkeeper

  • Djordje Petrovic

Defenders

  • Ranko Veselinovic

  • Njegos Petrovic

  • Nemanja Stojic

Midfielders

  • Veljko Simic

  • Luka Ilic

  • Marko Ivezic

  • Milos Pantovic

  • Mirko Topic

Forwards

  • Dejan Joveljic

  • Nikola Stulic

3 Reasons why we expect Under 2.5

  1. The USA have kept a clean sheet in five of their previous six friendlies.
  2. The USA have finished four of the previous five friendly games under 2.5 goals.
  3. The last friendly meeting of the two national teams ended without goals, 0-0.

Main prediction United States - Serbia

Under 2.5 goals

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55% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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United States vs Serbia - FAQ

? Where to watch?
The match between these teams will be broadcast on Peacock, UNIVERSO
? Who is USA's player to watch?
Brandon Vazquez scored 18 goals and added 9 assists for Cincinnati last MLS season.
? Who is Serbia's player to watch?
Dejan Joveljic was a key figure in the attack for Los Angeles, scoring 11 goals with 3 assists.