This Friday's encounter between Switzerland and Serbia is essentially the last of the World Cup group G matches in Qatar.
The two European teams meeting in this decisive match are aware that only one can advance to the round of 16 because Brazil is expected to win Group G unless they are shocked by the Indomitable Lions.Bet on Serbia vs Switzerland with Coinplay
Serbia has one point after two games and no victories in Group G. They played out a draw versus Cameroon in the previous group stage match after losing to Brazil 2-0 in their championship opener.
If Cameroon defeats Brazil, Serbia will need to win by at least two goals to guarantee themselves a spot in the knockout stages.
In their season opener, Switzerland overcame Cameroon, but their most recent match was a 1-0 loss to Brazil. They will qualify for the knockout round with even a draw, but if Cameroon defeats Brazil, the second-place team will be determined by goal difference.
- Date- December 2, 2022;
- Time- 7pm GMT;
- Venue- Stadium 974;
- Group- World Cup Group G;
How to Watch Serbia vs Switzerland
Fans in the United States can watch this match live on Tv on Fox Sports and Telemundo. They can also stream the match live on Peacock premium, Fubotv and Sling Blue.
Viewers in the United Kingdom will be able to see the game live on ITV4, ITVX and STV Player.
In Canada, the match will be live on TSN, RDS and TSN App.Bet on Serbia vs Switzerland with Coinplay
The Serbian National Team held off the star-studded Brazilian team for a considerable amount of time in the opening match before losing to them, with Richarlison's two goals in the second half meaning that they were left empty-handed.
Despite the outcome, Dragan Stojkovic's team could have been in a much better position if they had just defeated Cameroon in their previous match. A lapse in concentration caused the Indomitable Lions to come back to the game, with the match ending 3-3.
Nothing less than a victory will do for Serbia, and it will not guarantee them a spot in the next round if Cameroon defeats Brazil.
The back three of Strahinja Pavlovic, Milos Veljkovic, and Nikola Milenkovic, who started the previous two games, will likely make up the Eagles' starting lineup versus the Swiss National Team.
Serbia National Team Form( All competitions)- (D,W,W,W,L,D)
Switzerland are very close to qualifying to the knockout rounds of the Fifa World Cup championship in Qatar, as they only need at least a draw to qualify as runners up behind Brazil. They need to hope that Cameroon will not pull a surprising win versus the Brazilian favorites, as that will condemn them to a goal difference competition with Cameroon on who proceeds to the knockouts.
Switzerland have only scored one goal in the two group stage games, as Embolo scored vs Cameroon to give them all the three points.
Ecuador were also in a similar position heading to the last group match versus Senegal and they lost. That should remind the Swiss national team that they should go for more than a draw since they are a very strong side and can comfortably hold out the Serbs if they go all out.
Only Noah Okafor is a doubt for this match through injury, and considering that he has not played much in this tournament, there is little to worry.
Switzerland National Team form( All competitions)- (W,W,W,L,W,L)Bet on Serbia vs Switzerland with Coinplay
Line-ups for the Match Serbia vs Switzerland
Expected Serbia National Team starting XI vs Switzerland(3-4-3): Milinkovic-Savic; Milenkovic, Veljkovic, Pavlovic; Zivkovic, Maksimovic, Lukic, Kostic; Tadic, Milinkovic-Savic, Mitrovic
Expected Switzerland starting XI vs Serbia(4-2-3-1): Sommer; Widmer, Akanji, Elvedi, Rodriguez; Xhaka, Freuler; Shaqiri, Sow, Vargas; Embolo
Bookmaker Odds for Serbia vs Switzerland, December 2
The odds from three selected bookmakers heavily favor a Serb victory over the Swiss at odds of around 2.6. However it will be a very close call since the Swiss are at odds of around 2.8 to win and there is little difference. The Serbia team has to win this match while the Swiss only need to draw in this game to win. A draw is placed at odds of around 3.4 at 1xBet. A wager on both teams to score looks like will be the most likely thing to happen at odds of 1.80 at Bet365.
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Prediction and Bets on the match Serbia vs Switzerland
The Swiss are clear favourites in this match due to their experience at this stage and they managed to hold out favourites Brazil in the large parts of the game before finally cracking and losing by a solitary goal. The Serbian team will be coming all out in this match and they have the quality upfront since they have to win. However, the Swiss defense will be more than able to hold out the Serbs. We predict a slim 2-1 Switzerland win and both teams to score.Bet on Serbia vs Switzerland with Coinplay