Serbia v Switzerland Betting Tips, Predictions and Previews
June 18, 2018
Kaliningrad Stadium - World Cup Group E
Serbia take on Switzerland in the second round of games in Group E fixtures, with both sides buoyed by their results of their opening games.
Serbia have never faced Switzerland in competitive action before, but their opponents are unbeaten in their last seven games ahead of this clash.
Serbia have no major injury concerns ahead of the clash with the Swiss, midfielder Adem Ljajic was substituted during their won over Costa Rica, but he is expected to be fit.
Switzerland also have a clean bill of health from the first round of games, but they may look to rotate their starting XI given the fact that they have a number of players over 30 facing two games inside five days.
Serbia v Switzerland Preview and Predictions
Both sides will be pleased with their results from the opening game, with Serbia beating Costa Rica 1-0 and Switzerland drawing 1-1 with Brazil.
The Serbians know that a positive result in this game will push them one step closer to the last 16, without the need of beating Brazil in their final game.
Switzerland showed real resilience in their clash with Brazil, and that is likely to be their hallmark again as they face Serbia.
There is little to pick between these two nations, and given the fact that neither will want to risk too much by playing overly offensively, a draw, at 21/10, looks a good shout in this game.
With the exception of a 6-0 win over Panama, Switzerland have only scored more than one goal once in their last eight games, while Serbia have a similar record of six goals in their last seven games - barring a big win over Bolivia.
With that in mind, an under 2.5 total goals scored bet looks to be another strong shout here - priced at 8/15.
A 1-1 draw at 5/1
Both teams will not want to undo their good work in their first games by rolling the dice too much on this one, and that should make it an even more low key encounter. Progress to the last 16 is the joint goal, and they will be keen to preserve an unbeaten record so far.
Aleksandar Mitrovic to score first at 9/2
Mitrovic missed three clear cut goal scoring chances against Costa Rica, and was eventually substituted late on in the game. Those misses should spur him on here and add to his tally of goals for Serbia - where he led the scoring charts during World Cup qualification.