All eyes will be on Stadion Rajko Mitic when Serbia and Sweden face each other in a highly anticipated Nations League B game. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and bonuses for the Nations League.
Serbia: Scoring Goals for Fun
Serbia qualified for the 2022 World Cup after Aleksandar Mitrovic came off the bench to score a dramatic injury-time winner to stun Portugal. It’s been quite the year for Serbia. It was only a year ago that Serbia suffered the heartbreak of losing to Scotland on penalties and caused them to miss out on the European Championships.
Just 12 months later, Serbia finished Group A unbeaten and produced a dramatic win against the toughest opponent in the group in their backyard. They are one of the teams who will fight till the last drop of energy and we will always include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Dragan Stojkovic’s men aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. The Serbia World Cup 2022 squad is expected to be named in October, and the selection for September’s Nations League matches offers a hint at who could be on the plane.
They have one of the best attacking lines in Europe with Juventus’ Dusan Vlahovic and Fulham’s Mitrovic. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Dusan Tadic and Luka Jovic are shining this season in their domestic leagues and are also expected to be in the starting lineup. On the wing, they have Filip Kostic, the Europa League player of the season who moved from Eintracht Frankfurt to Juventus in the summer transfer window.
Sweden: Disappointing Year
Since November 2021, Sweden has lost six of eight games across all competitions. After a decent Euro 2020, when they won their group but lost to Ukraine in the knockout stages, Sweden failed to qualify for the World Cup. They lost to Poland in the playoffs, and kicked off their Nations League campaign with three defeats in four matches.
They are sitting just one point above bottom-placed Slovenia, picking up just three wins in four games and allowing six goals in the process. Isak Hien and Patrik Walemark could make their Sweden debuts in Saturday’s clash while Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Albin Ekdal, Hjalmar Ekdall and Emil Krafth miss out for the visiting side.
Alexander Isak, who moved from Real Sociedad to Newcastle this summer in a $59m deal, is expected to lead the attacking line for Sweden while Tottenham’s Dejan Kulusevski is expected to be the brain at midfield. If you’re betting online, Sweden are not the team to be backed during this period as they have no interest in this competition.
Serbia vs Sweden Head-to-Head
Serbia managed to beat Sweden 1-0 on the road in the reverse fixture with Jovic scoring the winning goal. The two sides played just three times, with two of them being friendly games. Serbia have lost just one match on home soil in the last two years and they enter this clash on the back of four wins in their last five fixtures in front of their fans. They scored at least three goals in four of their last five matches on home soil, keeping just one clean sheet in the process. On the other side, Sweden lost five of their previous six away games, failing to find the back of the net on three occasions.
Serbia vs Sweden Game Information
- Game: Serbia (2-1-1) vs Sweden (1-0-3)
- Location: Stadion Rajko Mitic (Belgrade)
- Day/Time: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2:45 p.m. ET
- Serbia vs Sweden Live stream: fubo.tv
Serbia vs Sweden Betting Lines
|Serbia||-½ -120||-120||2½ -105o||1½ Evo |
|Sweden||+½ -110||+330||2½ -125u||½ -180o |
Serbia vs Sweden Prediction
The hosts enter this clash as favorites being priced at -110 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 2½.
The hosts are preparing for the World Cup and they will give their best in every single match. Many players will try to show what they are capable of and win their World Cup spo,t so we will definitely back Serbia in this one. On top of that, they are playing on home soil where they are scoring goals and they have a great winning record. On the other side, Sweden will try to rebuild their squad for Euro 2024, so we will see many changes in the starting lineup.