Serbia vs Brazil Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
This Wednesday, Serbia and Brazil will face off at the Otkrytiye Arena in Moscow. This is the third round of their group E campaign.
Serbia is placed third in their group with three points from their win over Costa Rica. In the second round, they faced Switzerland and were defeated by the score of 1-2. This match was much more than the sport itself and the tensions before and after the game were high. The Swiss players with Kosovo-Albanian heritage provoked the Serbs before the match and even during and after. Serbia had a great opener to the game as they have scored just five minutes into the match. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored, followed by an assist from Tadic. After that goal, the Serbian players stopped attacking as much, which in the end proved to be a costly mistake. Xhaka of Switzerland scored the equalizer in the fifty-second minute of the game with a stunner of a shot. Shaqiri scored the winning goal of the game in the second half stoppage time, thus securing all three points for his team.
There is lots of controversy around this clash, from its political background to the way that the referee did his job. He missed to give Serbia the penalty and at some points seemed like he had double standards when it came to booking the players. Serbs lacked ideas in the midfield and there was no real connection between it and the defensive line. The Swiss players would pass the ball through the middle of the field with ease and start attacking from the flanks, unguarded. That way of attacking had lots of success as Serbians fullbacks, Kolarov and Ivanovic, lacked the speed to counter it.
Brazil is placed first in their group with four points from a draw to Switzerland and a win over Costa Rica from the most recent round. They beat Costa Rica by the score of 2-0. The first half started out slow and we have not seen any changes to the scoreboard in it. In the second, Brazil started attacking with all of their might but it still was not enough to pass thru the Costa Rican defensive line. It took Brazil ninety minutes to score. It was Coutinho who scored the opening goal of the game in the first minute of the second half stoppage time. Neymar managed to add another one six minutes later. Brazil had lots of trouble in this game despite them being a much bigger and better football nation. In the end, their individual quality prevailed and they took all three points, something that they desperately needed.
The two teams have played just one match. They played a friendly in 2014 when Brazil triumphed by the score of 1-0. This is a crucial event for both teams. For Brazil, a draw is enough to take them further and when it comes to Serbs, well, anything but a win would see them eliminated from the competition. They had a great chance to progress further after their win in the first round, and now it looks like they might be in front of an impossible task.
Serbia vs Brazil Stats
Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches without WC 2018 matches)
|SHOTS ON TARGET||70||53|
|SHOTS OFF TARGET||57||64|
|OVER 1.5 GOALS||7||7|
|OVER 2.5 GOALS||4||4|
|OVER 3.5 GOALS||1||2|
|UNDER 1.5 GOALS||3||3|
|UNDER 2.5 GOALS||6||6|
|BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE||2||4|
Serbia don't have missing players for the match against Brazil. All players are fully fit and ready for the match.
On the other side Brazil don't have big injury concerns before this game. Douglas Costa and Danilo are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
Possible starting lineups
Serbia: Stojkovic, Ivanovic, Milenkovic, Tosic, Kolarov, Milivojevic, Matic, Tadic, Milinkovic-Savic, Ljajic, Mitrovic
Brazil: Alisson, Danilo, Silva, Miranda, Marcelo, Casimiro, Pualinho, Coutinho, Willian, Neymar, Jesus
Serbia vs Brazil Prediction
What a great football game on Wednesday night. Former European Brazilians play against true Brazilians and this game is going to be a brilliant football spectacle in Moscow. Both teams have a chance to reach Round of 16 and it will be an interesting and exciting football game with lots of scoring chances. This game will be tough for the South Americans but all players are likely to see the Serbs off and top the group ahead of the Swiss. For that, they need to score a goal more, against the team who suffered the greatest injustice by VAR system in this tournament. So, The Serbs have a high motive to prove themselves, to show their strong mentality and kick off Brazil from the tournament. Serbia have fantastic players, from the biggest European teams and they will do their best to beat one of the main favourites on the tournament.
Serbia are coming into this game off the back of a painful defeat to Switzerland last time out and all players are eager to reach Round of 16, this will be their last chance and all players know that. But they have a chance, and will do their best. Serbia don't have a good goalkeeper, they don't have a good coach, but have very good individuals in attack and for sure they have a strength to score at least once. On the other side Brazil, one of the main favourites to lift the trophy this summer will have a hard job to do. They have Neymar who will be highly motivated for the match and all expect from him to score. It will be one dynamic and open game and for sure we will enjoy in good game of football.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Serbia vs Brazil Prediction: Over 2.5 goals. We expect lots of scoring chances here, but expect from both teams to score. Our second betting pick for the match is Both to score. On this match everything is possible, both teams have a chance to win, so the best option is to place our bet on goals.
Serbia vs Brazil Correct Score
If you want to take a risk and place bet on correct score, our betting pick is correct score 2-2. Right, this is a risky bet, but sometimes if want to win a big then must take a risk. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.