Match: Serbia vs Switzerland
Competition: World Cup – Group E
Time / Date: 21:00h / 22 June 2018
Venue: Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad.
Both Serbia and Switzerland will come into the extremely-important second-round stalemate in powerful spirits following their fine showings against Costa Rica and Brazil.
Serbia vs Switzerland Match Preview
Serbia topped the group after their fine victory over unfancied Costa Rica (1-0).
The clash will likely determine the team to finish second in a very tight group E.
On the other side, Swiss held pre-tournament favourites Brazil to a 1-1 draw with an organised display.
Serbia vs Switzerland Head-to-head (H2H)
Serbia haven’t met Switzerland since they were a part of Yugoslavia, with them getting six, drawing five, and suffering two losses of their 13 meetings. Just one of these meetings was at the World Cup, with Yugoslavia winning 3-0 back in 1950.
Serbia vs Switzerland Stats and Streaks
- Any of Switzerland’s last four matches (WC) have starred under 2.5 goals in total, and three of Serbia’s last four (WC) have performed the equivalent.
- The Swiss have lost only one of their last four World Cup contests versus fellow European countries, though it was in their last such meeting (2-5 vs France in 2014).
Serbia vs Switzerland Team News
With no damage issues, Serbia head coach Mladen Krstajic could select the identical XI that began the 1-0 win over Costa Rica.
Stojkovic, Ivanovic, Milenkovic, Tosic, Kolarov, Milivojevic, Matic, Ljajic, Milinkovic-Savic, Tadic, Mitrovic
Valon Behrami maintained a blow in the 1-1 draw with Brazil, but should be prepared to start. Surely, Vladimir Petkovic could delegate the related XI that started against Brazil on Sabbath.
Serbia vs Switzerland Prediction
There is no favourite in such match which could possibly be resolved by a singular moment of impulse from any of teams’ stars. Serbia surely have a full plain of such in their ranks, but Switzerland seems to be organized much better overall. In all, I clearly expect a huge battle at the centre of the pitch and I doubt such highly-important contest could produce a host of goal-scoring opportunities in front of any goal. Massive tension will be today both in the stages and on the pitch as Switzerland’s main characters (Shaqiri, Xhaka, Dzemaili and Behrami) bring Kosovar origins and they announced to put on an extra-effort in the clash with Serbia.
This is why I suggest backing less than three goals in the clash in Kaliningrad, or cards
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