World Cup Match 43: Serbia v Brazil

Game 3 of Day 14 will see Serbia taking on Group leaders Brazil at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, in a must win clash for Serbia.

Stats

What’s their current form?
Serbia opened their campaign with a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica. They then conceded a 90th minute goal to Switzerland, which resulted in Serbia losing 2-1.

Brazil were kept to a surprising 1 all draw with Switzerland in their opening game before beating Costa Rica 2-0 thanks to a pair of goals in stoppage time.

Lineups
Serbia: Stojkovic; Ivanovic, Milenkovic, Tosic, Kolarov; Matic, Milinkovic-Savic; Tadic, Ljajic, Kostic; Mitrovic.
Brazil: Alisson; Danilo, Silva, Miranda, Marcelo; Coutinho, Fernandinho, Paulinho; Willian, Jesus, Neymar.

Any interesting facts I should know?
Brazil has had 18 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss in their last 2 seasons. They are undefeated in 2017-18.

What should I be betting on?
Brazil to win comfortably.

Wolf’s Prediction

Brazil’s final 5 minutes against Costa Rica was an indication of just how dangerous a team they are when their opponent is forced to play football. With Serbia needing all 3 points The Wolf believes we are about to see the best performance by any team in Russia to date. Brazil have 10 clean sheets in their last 13 so you can forget about Serbia scoring and if the Samba Kings get the early goal that Wolfy is predicting, get ready for a great show! The last European nation to beat Brazil was the Netherlands – 4 years ago. Over 2.5 goals is 4-1 in Brazil’s last 5 against European opposition at the World Cup and The Wolf says it will be Neymar and go who send the total over in this one.

Recommended Bets

Best: Brazil WIN ($1.53)
Other: Teams To Score – Brazil Only ($2.60)
Value: Brazil 4+ goals ($7.00)


FAQ’s

TV channel, kick-off time, betting odds, tips, live stream and team news

What time is kick off? The game starts at 9pm (local time) on June 27. In Australia, kick-off will be at 4am on June 28th.

What TV Channel is it on and can I live stream it? In Australia, the only network with live broadcast rights is SBS. SBS Radio will also cover games that aren’t broadcast. Optus Sport in Australia will broadcast every game live as well via live streaming, however it will be available to subscribers only.

What’s the team news and who’s injured? Neymar has a suspected foot injury after their first game, however he did play in the second game.

Who’s the referee? Not yet announced.

What happened the last time they played each other? Just 1 game has been played between these sides, which Brazil won 1-0 in 2014.

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