Serbia v Switzerland Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 22nd June
Josh Hickens (@Josh_Hickens) previews Serbia v Switzerland and provides us with his best bets for Friday’s Group E clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and more.
Serbia v Switzerland Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 22/6/2018
- Time: 19:00
- Venue: Kaliningrad Stadium.
- Channel: BBC One.
Serbia sit top of Group E after beating Costa Rica 1-0 in the opener, whilst their opponents here, Switzerland, drew with the outright favourites Brazil in their first fixture. A win here for Serbia would see them clinch qualification with a game to spare and with Brazil to come in the last group game I’m sure that’s something they’ll be aiming to do.
Switzerland frustrated Brazil and ended up with a draw despite conceding the first goal. A loss in the first game would have left an uphill task for the Swiss but the point gives them a real chance to qualify especially if they can pick up another result here.
Following the opening round of results in the group, this match should answers some questions regarding who will qualify with both sides currently 8/11 to qualify. However, it will also be interesting to see how Brazil and Costa Rica fair in the earlier kick-off, with the result there likely to influence the group standings.
Serbia head into the game with a fully fit squad and are likely to be unchanged following their first game victory.
Switzerland are hopeful that Behrami will overcome the knock he pizked up against Brazil in time to start in what will also be an unchanged eleven.
Possible Serbia Starting Eleven: Stojkovic; Ivanovic, Milenkovic, Tosic, Kolarov; Milivojevic, Matic; Tadic, Milinkovic-Savic, Ljajic; Mitrovic.
Possible Switzerland Starting Eleven: Sommer; Lichtsteiner, Schar, Akanji, Rodriguez; Behrami, Xhaka; Shaqiri, Dzemaili, Zuber; Seferovic.
Stats & Facts
- Both teams have scored in 3 of Serbia’s last 6 games.
- Stevan Zuber (Switzerland) has been involved in six goals in his last six international starts. (4 goals, 2 assists).
- Switzerland have only lost 1 of their last 18 games.
Head To Head
- This will be the first meeting between the sides since Serbia became an independent nation (changing from Yugoslavia).
- Serbia 17/10
Following positive results for both sides in their opening games, they both will be looking to kick on with both teams in a good position to qualify. With both teams possessing talent going forward, they should both see opportunities.