Serbia Team Info – A Team Full of Ambition
Serbia had their best runs in the World Cup in 1930 and 1962, when they were a part of Yugoslavia. When the Serbian team was eventually founded, they entered their first World Cup in 2010, but failed to make it past the group stage. In 2018, they qualified once more, but again they could not reach the round of 16. When they were drawn into UEFA Group A, alongside Azerbaijan, Luxembourg, the Republic of Ireland, and Portugal, they were expected to either finish second or third. Serbia won 5 games and drew twice, to go into their last game on level points with Portugal. Portugal had the advantage, as they were playing at home and had a better goal difference, meaning Serbia would have to win the game if they wanted to take the top spot. The score was 1-1 up until the 90th minute, when Serbian striker Aleksander Mitrovic scored the winning goal.
Mitrovic not only secured Serbia a place in the World Cup, but he also outperformed Cristiano Ronaldo in the qualifiers, scoring 8 goals to Ronaldo's 6. He is the main striker for Serbia, but they can also choose to play Luka Jovic or Dusan Vlahovic, who play for Fiorentina and Juventus. They have more Serie A players in their midfield, including Nemanja Radonjic, Filip Kostic, Filip Duricic, and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, and more. They also have important midfielders in Nemanja Gudelj, Nemanja Maksimovic, and their captain Dusan Tadic. In defence, they can play Stefan Mitrovic, Milos Veljkovic, Strahinja Pavlovic, or Filip Mladenovic, amongst others. Marko Dmitrovic is Serbia's first choice goalkeeper.
Switzerland Team Info – A Highly Capable Squad
Switzerland is a team that has a historic relationship with the World Cup. They played in the first two European competitions, in 1934 and 1938, where they reached the quarterfinals. They have also hosted the World Cup, in 1954, when they reached the quarterfinals and were knocked out in one of the craziest games in World Cup history. In that game, they played against Austria, and the match finished 7-5 to Austria. Switzerland took a 3-0 lead after just 20 minutes, but the extreme heat on that day caused them to suffer and Austria scored 5 goals within the first half, missing a penalty as well. In the next half, Austria scored 2 more and Switzerland could only manage 1, causing the game to end 7-5.
Currently, Switzerland is ranked 16th in the world rankings, and for good reason. The team has managed to reach the round of 16 in the World Cups of 2006, 2014, and 2018, and on top of that, they reached the quarterfinals of the 2020 European Championship, after beating France in the round of 16.
The team consists of some highly talented players, such as goalkeeper Yann Sommer, and defenders Fabian Schar, Manuel Akanji, Nico Elvedi, Ricardo Rodriguez, and more. In midfield, they can play Xherdan Shaqiri, Remo Freuler, Denis Zakaria, and captain Granit Xhaka. Their forwards include Haris Seferovic, Breel Embolo, and Ruben Vargas, amongst more.
Serbia vs Switzerland Head-to-head
Serbia and Switzerland were drawn into the same group in the 2018 World Cup. The two teams played against each other, and Switzerland won the match 2-1. Though Serbia opened the scoring, Switzerland were able to change the result and score their final goal in the 90th minute.
Serbia vs Switzerland Betting Preview
There will be lots of betting markets on this game that you can try out. If you think either Switzerland or Serbia will dominate the match, you may want to bet on them to win with a handicap, or to win and score at least 3 or 4 goals. If you think that Serbia and Switzerland are more evenly matched, then you may want to try out some other bets, such as double chance or draw no bet, which cover more possible outcomes.
With double chance you will be able to pick two out of the three outcomes of a match and bet on them. In the match between Serbia and Switzerland, you can bet on Serbia to win or the two teams to draw, Switzerland to win or the two teams to draw, or either Serbia or Switzerland to win.
Draw No Bet
This bet gives you the option to pick Serbia or Switzerland to win without needing to fear a draw. If your team is winning but there is a late equaliser, or the two teams drag out to 0-0 at the end of the match, you can rest assured that a draw will result in you receiving your money back.
Handicap betting is when you pick a team to win the match by a certain number of goals or more. How it works is that you pick out one of the multiple negative numbers, and that will be subtracted from the score of your chosen team - but your team should still win. You can also apply positive handicaps, which add a certain number of goals to your team’s final score - which makes them a safer bet.
If you bet on Serbia to beat Switzerland with a handicap of -1.5, then Serbia should finish the match 2 goals ahead of their rivals. If you pick a handicap of -1, then Serbia should also finish the match 2 goals ahead for you to win, but if they only finish 1 goal in front of Switzerland then the match will be considered a draw and you will receive your money back.
If you pick Serbia to win with -1.25 then this handicap will take half your money and put it on a handicap of -1.5 and the other on a handicap of -1. If Serbia wins by 2 or more goals then you win the full returns, but if they only end up 1 goal ahead of Switzerland then the -1.5 part of your bet will lose and the -1 part of your bet will draw, resulting in you receiving half your original stake back.
Over/Under Total Goals
With total goals bets you can bet on how many goals you think will be scored in a match. There will be multiple betting lines, all for which there will be bets for over and under that line. In an example, if you choose a line of 1.5 and bet on under, then Serbia and Switzerland should score a 1 or no goals for you to win your bet. If you bet on over, then the two teams should score a combined 2 or more goals.
Masses More Bets
You will find that we have more than enough bets to keep you busy in our massive collection, and these can relate to anything from goals to when they will be scored, and much more. Serbia to score the first goal, Switzerland to win both halves, both teams to score, Serbia to reverse the result, Switzerland to win either half, are just a few of the many options you can pick from.
When you start betting on the World Cup matches, then it is important that you give yourself a budget to play with. It is completely up to you on how much you want to bet with, but we urge you to avoid playing with money you cannot afford to lose. You can find plenty of useful guides on how to gamble responsibly at gambleaware.co.uk