Serbia v Brazil kicks off on the 27th June in the Otkritie Arena in Moscow and is the final group game for both countries. By this stage, many are expecting Brazil to already have qualified for the knockout rounds. Brazil will be attempting to win the game and qualify with maximum points. For Serbia, it’s going to be a match in which they will be the underdogs.
Serbia begin their campaign against Costa Rica on the 17th June, before facing Switzerland on the 22nd. These games are ones which Serbia will probably need to pick up points in if they wish to qualify from their group. This final game against Brazil will be much more difficult for Serbia but with some resolute defending they might just get a point from this fixture.
The only previous meeting between the sides was a friendly which ended in a 1-0 victory for Brazil just before the last World Cup in 2014.
Serbia V Brazil World Cup 2018
Serbia do have some good players with the likes of Dusan Tadic, Nemanja Matic and Aleksandar Mitrovic who will all be familiar names to English football viewers. Of course, they don’t compare to the talent in the Brazilian ranks, but this Serbia team does have a lot of experience.
Brazil will be favourites, no doubt, but if the South Americans have already qualified by this point and they take their foot of the gas pedal for this final game, the match could feasibly end in a draw. Indeed, this might be the best time to face Brazil.
But will Serbia be able to withstand the Brazilian attack strongly enough to get something from the game? It will be difficult, unquestionably and we think that Brazil will get the win by one goal. If Brazil slip-up in one of their first two games, then you can be sure that Brazil will really put their foot on the gas for this match.
Of course, this will make life even more difficult for Serbia. A Serbia win seems out of the question, but if it Brazil don’t necessarily need the three points because of earlier results, a draw is on the cards we feel.
Serbia V Brazil World Cup Odds
For the bookies, the odds tell the story. Brazil are around 2/5 on to win this match and to finish the group in winning fashion. The odds on Serbia winning the match are around the region of 7/1.
As alluded to, if Brazil have already qualified, we feel a draw, though not as likely as a Brazil victory, is a possibility and may just be worth a punt if you are that kind of better. 7/2 are good odds at Paddy Power and Betway on this outcome.
There are also many other betting options relating to the match. Here is a selection of some of the scoreline options at Betfair:
- 17/1 on Serbia to win 1-0
- 45/1 on Serbia to win 2-0
- 0-0 at 11/1
- 1-1 at 17/2
- 2-2 at 20/1
- Brazil to win 1-0 is 5/1
- Brazil to win 2-0 is 11/2
- Brazil to win 2-1 is 15/2