Serbia vs. Brazil 2022 FIFA World Cup Betting Predictions, Odds and Picks
Top sportsbooks online favor Brazil over Serbia in their 2022 FIFA World Cup matchup.
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|Serbia||+1,+1½ ( -120 )||2½ ( -125 )||+621|
|Brazil||-1,-1½ ( EV )||2½ ( +105 )||-223|
Serbia is making its third showing at a World Cup as an independent country after they debuted in South Africa 2010.
Serbia also participated in Russia 2018, where they defeated Costa Rica in their first match. However they failed to qualify for the next phase after they lost the following two group games against Switzerland and Brazil.
They will be opening their 2022 appearance against their very last World Cup foes, and perennial tournament favourites at the best online sportsbooks, Brazil, on November 24.
Brazil’s Holy Cow status will not diminish the spirits of this well-put-together Serbian side. They have a solid attack and they have had a successful time in the anteroom of the tournament.
Serbia went on to finish their World Cup qualifying effort by defeating Portugal on the road. They topped their group. Captain Dusan Tadic gave credit to head coach Dragan Stojkovic for helping the squad to elevate their gameplay during the qualifying stage.
“The experience of playing at a World Cup is vital,” Tadic told Fifa.com. “Stojkovic has competed at various World Cups. He has scored goals and he has provided assists and he knows all that there is to know. “He passes all this knowledge and experience on to us, and we love working with him.”
The Serbian icon has transformed the team’s offense, and that has brought the results that they were aiming for. Serbia played in 6 UEFA Nations League games this year and would win 4 of them.
Aleksandar Mitrovic has been in top form for his team. He led-scored in their World Cup qualifyer group, with more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo himself. That is 8 goals, and he scored six more in the Nations League.
Serbia has gone on to become a force to be reckoned with in offense, but their problems in defense have been revealed. The retiring of Branislav Ivanovic and Aleksandar Kolarov may have helped on the sides, but it has deprived them of experience in the back.
Stojkovic and his men will have to rely on the tight bonds and latest experience of beating big-name teams to get them success in Qatar. It will also help that the majority of the team members took part in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup victorious squad from 2015.
Tadic thinks that the experience of having won on a big stage will be helpful to his side. “Most of the players in the current Serbia team belong to that generation [Under-20 team], and I think that’s going to be a big plus for us,” he said.
Brazil heads the tournament as the favorite team to bet on at top sportsbooks online. It would be unthinkable for a team led by Brazilian soccer player Neymar, a team that has lost only one time since the start of 2020 (versus Argentina in the ’21 Copa América championship game), not to win this group.
The fight for second place, which will surely boil down to a clash between Switzerland and Serbia, should be of far more interest.
The Swiss scored a point in a 1–1 tie with Brazil in the last World Cup. They would also dispatch France in the round of 16 at the Euro 2020. They topped a qualifying group that included European champion Italy, and have beat Portugal as well as Spain in the UEFA Nations League play this year.
Serbia has not made it out of the group stage since the year 1998, when they played as Yugoslavia. They have scored only 2 goals in each of the last 3 World Cups. But the team likes its odds at top sportsbooks online with a forward line that includes Juventus star Dušan Vlahović and Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrović.
Cameroon got its ticket to Qatar with a 124th-minute winning effort against Algeria in the second leg of their qualifying playoff in March. It’s not likely that the Indomitable Lions will generate up any more drama than that in this here tournament.
The team that is most likely to get Brazil in trouble is Brazil itself. The Seleção has the potential to be their own worst foe. And then there’s the added pressure that has been accumulating in the two decades since the Brazil national men’s soccer team last won the FIFA World Cup.
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