Brazil look to secure their last-16 spot as Portugal take on Uruguay.
The World Cup enters its ninth day as teams from Groups G and H play their second-round games in the group stage.
As we prepare for an exciting Monday, our experts take a look at the bookmakers’ predictions for the upcoming games.
Let’s check out three betting tips for the group stage’s 9th matchday.
Don’t expect goals when Cameroon take on Serbia
Both Serbia and Cameroon started the World Cup with defeats. The two sides meet in a crucial game on Monday that will determine their future in the tournament.
We expect Serbia to push for the win with their superior firepower.
However, they will most likely avoid fearless attacks after getting punished by Brazil on Thursday. On the other hand, Cameroon’s display against Switzerland highlighted the Lions’ attacking problems.
Back Brazil to beat Switzerland
Brazil need to defeat Switzerland to secure their place in the knock-out stage.
The Selecao saw Neymar miss the game with an ankle injury. However, Brazil’s incredible depth upfront convinces us that they will be able to outscore their opponents on Monday.
Switzerland showed were clinical in front of Cameroon’s goal in their World Cup opener. But their overall attacking form doesn’t suggest they’ll be able to get past Brazil’s backline too often.
Goals likely on both sides when South Korea face Ghana
South Korea clinched a crucial goalless draw against Uruguay in their first match.
The Asian giants must now face Ghana, who come into the game on the back of their frustrating defeat against Portugal.
We expect to see an open game from both sides, especially since a draw wouldn’t be enough for Ghana.
The Black Star’s performance against Portugal convinces us that they’ll find enough chances to score against South Korea.
However, their attacking efforts will most likely result in more chances for South Korea to hurt them in the counterattacks.