Serbia vs Switzerland (By: Stanioooo)
2nd round in group E and a match between Switzerland and Serbia.
Serbia started really good with a win over the outsider in the group Costa Rica with 1:0 after a goal by Alexandar Kolarov. Milinkovic Savic performed really good and proved why he is named as the future big star in Serbian national football team. But the opponent in the 2nd round is looking to be much harder!
Switzerland performed amazingly against the favorite in the group Brazil and the draw 1:1 they got was the less thing they deserved. This point can be vital for their team to progress if they do what everyone expect in the last round and beat Costa Rica. So, a draw here for the Swiss looks more than good result, because a win in the last round combined with a draw here will mean progress in the eliminations almost for sure. They just don't have the right to lose, because a loss against Serbia and expected win for Brazil against Costa Rica will mean almost 100% elimination of the team. They will have to wait Serbia to beat Brazil in the last round and their team to beat Costa Rica maybe with difference- something totally unrealistic...So, Serbia will have to play only for a win, because of the point Switzerland took from Brazil, while Switzerland also want the three points, but know that draw is not bad outcome and possible option here.
They don't have any matches in the recent years in Euro qualifications or friendlies, so it's hard to say who will be the favorite here. Bookies give a little advantage to the Serbian team, maybe because of the fact Serbia need much more the win here, because draw can be crusial for them after the 3rd round match against Brazil. From what I saw in their first matches, I think Serbia will have problems with the Swiss team and the draw is the most expected result for me. Switzerland will take at least what they want ( a point) from match between two European teams. Still there will be an option Serbia to surprise Brazil in the last round ot Switzerland to fail against Costa Rica, but the chances are not very high.
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Serbia vs Switzerland prediction
|Draw||Pinnacle||3.05||8||1-2 LOST (-8 units)|