Ace Football previews the World Cup round 3 match between Serbia and Switzerland and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Serbia head into an encounter against Switzerland in the World Cup on Friday. Their final group stage match will be played out at Stadium 974.
After the first two rounds of Group G matches in the World Cup, Serbia have one point as number four, while Switzerland rank as number two with three points. The Swiss arrive at their next away match as number 15 in the FIFA world ranking. Meanwhile, Serbia are looking ahead to the game as number 21 in the standings.
Whilst outsiders to go beyond the group, Serbia will, of course, be looking to cause a surprise and grab a place in the knock-out round. Seeing them go even further, though, would be a serious surprise. Few people expect Switzerland to be challenging for the title, but with the right amount of luck, they have enough spunk to squeeze into the next round.
World Cup standings overview: Serbia vs Switzerland
Serbia enter their final round of the group with a very clear target. Having claimed just one point so far, they need a win; otherwise, it’s bye-bye, and see you next time. Switzerland go into their third group match on three points and need to be fully focused, if qualification to the next round is to be secured.
Team form: Serbia vs Switzerland
Serbia added four points to the standings in their previous three matches, where they first beat Norway 0-2. They were then defeated 2-0 against Brazil, before drawing 3-3 against Cameroon. The Eagles claimed five wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing two along the way. They endured three defeats in this run.
Switzerland are inconsistent at the moment, with two defeats and a win to show from their last three matches. They lost 0-2 against Ghana and won 1-0 against Cameroon before dropping points again in a 1-0 defeat against Brazil. The A-Team claimed a modest four wins from their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. They drew one of the games, whilst losing five.
Betting stats and facts for Serbia and Switzerland
Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the most recent games that Serbia and Switzerland played across all competitions.
- Serbia have not lost 6 of the last 7 matches
- Serbia have won 5 of the last 7 matches
- Serbia have scored in 6 of the last 7 matches
- Serbia have conceded in 7 of the last 9 matches
- Serbia have won 3 of the last 4 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- In 9 of the last 10 Switzerland matches, the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Switzerland have won 4 of the last 5 matches while scoring less than 2.5 goals
- Switzerland have won 4 of the last 5 matches
- Switzerland have conceded in 8 of the last 10 matches
- Switzerland have won 4 of the last 5 matches and the sum of goals was under 3.5
Players to watch: Serbia vs Switzerland
Aleksandar Mitrovic is the most prolific scorer for the home team, with seven goals recently. Serbia will undoubtedly rely on him to shine once again in their upcoming match. Meanwhile, Switzerland will be looking to Breel Embolo, hoping he can add to his current total of three goals in his latest game.
Popular betting markets: Serbia vs Switzerland
Serbia claimed all three points five times in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing two along the way. They endured defeat in three of the games in this run. Switzerland have won four of their last 10 games, while drawing one and losing five in this series of matches.
Both teams to score
Serbia scored the first goal of the match in five of their previous ten games. Switzerland got the opening goal in five of their last ten away games. Serbia probably enjoy the prospect of scoring on Friday, as Switzerland managed only two clean sheets in the previous 10 matches. The former claimed two clean sheets in their last 10 matches.
Serbia performed an average of 2.1 goals a game in their previous ten matches in which over 2.5 goals came out six times. Over 2.5 goals came up in four of Switzerland’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 0.8 goals in these matches.
Betting tip: Serbia vs Switzerland
The match between Serbia and Switzerland should be an interesting one to watch and play some bets on, too. Therefore, we have come up with a free betting tip for this World Cup game.