Switzerland beat Serbia 2-1 four years ago in Russia but this match should look totally different as they just need a point to advance. Visit our sportsbook to get the best World Cup markets and bonuses.
Draw Half-Time/Draw Full-Time (+375)
Three nations in Group G are currently in a position to grab the remaining second spot in the standings, and considering the fact that Cameroon will clash with Brazil, it is realistic to say that one of these two will eventually leap forward to the knockout stage.
The on-paper hosts have failed to win both their games so far but a win against the Swiss combined with a positive result from the Selecao against Cameroon will earn them a spot in the knockout stages.
From a non-statistical point of view, there are low chances that this experienced Switzerland side let slip this opportunity to play in the last 16, going into this game with a two-point advantage. 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.
It’s two evenly-matched teams on paper, so it will come down to whose top players handle the occasion better. Traditionally, that has always been Switzerland. The half-time draw has come up in both of Switzerland’s games so far and also happened in Serbia’s opener against Brazil. Not just that, but we expect this match to end with both teams sharing the spoils.
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Under 2½ and Both Teams To Score – Yes (+550)
If you’re betting online you should be backing both teams to score in this game as they did when these sides met at the 2018 World Cup. Four of Serbia’s last six international matches have ended with both teams getting on the scoreboard, including that epic 3-3 draw with Cameroon last time out.
A point will probably be enough for Switzerland to extend their stay in Qatar and they love to give the ball away, defend well and strike on the break. If you don’t like this market you should go for the 1-1 correct score, which is the same thing.
Aleksandar Mitrovic Anytime Goalscorer (+150)
Aleksandar Mitrovic scored in that defeat to the Swiss in Russia 2018, and got off the mark in Qatar with a tap-in against Cameroon. The Fulham striker should lead the attacking line for Serbia again and is priced at +150 to score at least once on Friday according to the latest soccer odds. He’s Serbia’s all-time record goalscorer with 51 goals in 78 matches and we expect him to deliver once again.
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