A spot in the World Cup last 16 will be at stake when Serbia and Switzerland square off at Stadium 974 on Friday. Here are the best options to bet on Serbia vs Switzerland with the money line, spread, and over/under odds.
Serbia vs Switzerland Betting Lines
Serbia: Must-win situation
It all comes down to the final match for Serbia, as they failed to meet the expectations last time out against underdogs from Cameroon when they took only a point in a 3-3 draw, surely carrying a huge taste of bitterness, as their victory was almost certain.
The on-paper hosts have failed to win both their games so far. Some very interesting stats show that Serbia’s games so far have not at all been shy of goals with eight goals already scored at both ends in their opening two games.
Serbia might be one of the nations who really play a high-risk, high-reward model of football. have some of the best-attacking talents in their front three and could really be a menace even for a defensively organized side like the Swiss. They will be forced to attack from the first whistle of the game and leave many gaps at the back so if you’re betting online, expect them to concede.
Quite obviously this game’s result will be dependent on whether the Serbians can breach an organized Switzerland back-four in addition to the experienced deep pivot of Granit Xhaka and Remo Freuler sitting ahead of their defensive line. This makes Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dusan Tadic very important naturally as they are the best goal-scoring options for the on-paper hosts.
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Switzerland: Rock-Solid Defense
The Swiss have the greater chance, and they know a draw will almost certainly be good enough should Cameroon not spring a major surprise against Brazil. After being rested against Brazil, Switzerland may recall the experienced Xherdan Shaqiri for the game against Serbia with Fabian Rieder most likely to drop out. They do not have any major fitness doubts going into the match so will almost certainly go with their tried and trusted formula.
Murat Yakin’s troops failed to spoil Brazil’s party in Doha but they kept the Selecao at bay for 83 minutes. They are one of the most organized teams in the tournament and they won’t be shy to play for the draw.
One important player, who could change Serbia’s fortunes alone, could be goalkeeper Yann Sommer. Sommer was one of the heroes of the surprising and successful Euro 2021 campaign for the Swiss and almost earned his nation a fantastic result against Brazil as he left the pitch as the best player on the pitch despite a late Brazilian goal. We won’t include Switzerland in our soccer picks and parlays because we expect a cagey match on Friday.
Serbia vs Switzerland Match Information:
- Match: Serbia vs Switzerland
- Day/Time: Friday, Dec. 2nd, 2:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Stadium 974 (Doha)
- Serbia vs Switzerland Live stream: fubo.tv
Serbia vs Switzerland Picks & Predictions
- Worth the Moneyline?
Serbia enters this clash as a slight favorite priced at +155 on the three-way Moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while Switzerland is priced at +180. Serbia is never afraid to make things physical so not only they will have to attack but we also expect them to be aggressive. We can’t separate the two teams given the circumstances we will back the draw at +235
- Worth the ATS?
Serbia faces a must-win game against the Swiss in the final round of group games, while Switzerland simply must not lose if they want to qualify for the last 16. It’s difficult to think that one of these teams will win this clash. Yes, Serbia’s attacking line looks better but Switzerland is very organized at the back, so we won’t touch this market.
- Worth the Totals?
Serbia has played quite an open style of football in this World Cup campaign so far, putting a lot of emphasis on outscoring the opponent rather than sitting back, and parking the bus but it will be very tough to score against the Swiss. Switzerland’s recent matches haven’t produced a lot of goals. Switzerland has been goal-shy in Qatar but will probably need to show more going forward in this game if they want to avoid a defeat as Serbia. Still, we don’t expect them to score more than once so this game should stay under.
Score Prediction: Serbia 1, Switzerland 1
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.