Ace Football previews the World Cup round 1 match between Brazil and Serbia and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Brazil and Serbia open up their respective World Cup campaigns against each other on Thursday. The game is staged at Lusail Stadium.
We are entering the first round of the World Cup group stage with Brazil and Serbia hoping this is only the first of many matches coming up month. Brazil bid welcome to Serbia as number 1 in the FIFA world ranking, while the latter rank as number 21.
Brazil are heavy favourites with the bookmakers to top their group. The Selecao have enough quality in their ranks to also reach for a final at the World Cup. Few people expect Serbia to compete in this tournament, but with the right amount of luck, they have enough spunk to squeeze into the next round.
Current position in the World Cup table: Brazil vs Serbia
While Brazil might encounter some resistance in their first match at the World Cup, we expect any efforts to stop the favourites from conquering three points to be fruitless. Serbia enter their first match at the World Cup as considerable outsiders at Lusail Stadium. It is exceedingly tough to come up with an argument on their behalf, as a defeat looks unavoidable against this opponent.
Team form: Brazil vs Serbia
Brazil are enjoying their football currently with three wins on the bounce, and it began with a 0-1 win against Japan. They went on to beat Ghana by 3-0, before also getting the better of Tunisia in a 1-5 victory. The Selecao have been pretty scary, winning eight of their last 10 games across all tournaments, while also managing to draw two of the games in the process. They suffered no defeats.
Serbia went unbeaten through their last three matches, which began with a 2-2 draw against Slovenia. A 4-1 win against Sweden followed, before they beat Norway by 0-2. The Serbians were able to win seven of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing one of the games. They suffered two defeats as well.
Betting stats for Brazil and Serbia
Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when betting on the upcoming match between Brazil and Serbia. The facts are based on the data from matches played across all tournaments.
- Brazil have not lost 30 of the last 32 matches
- Brazil have won 6 of the last 7 matches while scoring more than 2.5 goals
- Brazil have won 5 of the last 7 matches without conceding a goal
- Brazil have won the last 7 matches in a row
- Brazil have won 5 of the last 7 matches while scoring more than 3.5 goals
- Serbia have not lost 14 of the last 16 matches
- Serbia have scored in 14 of the last 16 matches
- Serbia have won the last 3 matches in a row while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Serbia have won 5 of the last 6 matches
- In 3 of the last 4 matches Serbia played, both teams scored
Players to watch: Brazil vs Serbia
As the new World Cup campaign has recently started, we are still a bit in the dark, as to which striker will dominate the top scorer table for Brazil and Serbia this season. However, there might be some interesting prospects, when looking at the list of players who are in the best form at the moment.
Popular betting markets: Brazil vs Serbia
In their last 10 matches across all tournaments Brazil won eight times, drew two and lost zero times. Serbia claimed seven wins, drew one time and lost two in their last 10 games across all tournaments. Brazil are in great form with 7 wins on the bounce. Amazingly, the Selecao are on a streak of 16 matches without defeat as the home side. Serbia, on the other hand, remained unbeaten in their last 6 games on the bounce.
Both teams to score
Brazil scored the first goal of the match an impressive nine times in the last ten home games. Serbia scored the opening goal in six of the last ten games. Brazil have won-to-nil in 4 consecutive home games. Serbia managed three wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches.
Brazil performed an average of 2.8 goals a game in their previous ten matches in which over 2.5 goals came out six times. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten outings for Serbia, who managed to score 2.1 times in those matches. Brazil scored at least one goal in their last 8 matches.
Betting tip: Brazil vs Serbia
To sum up, the upcoming match between Brazil and Serbia seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this World Cup game.