2018 FIFA World Cup Group E Betting Preview & Free Predictions: Serbia vs Switzerland
Thursday, June 21, 2018
by Aengus Moorehead

Serbia Poised To Make it Past Group Stage as they Face Switzerland

2018 FIFA World Cup Group E Betting Preview & Free Predictions: Serbia vs Switzerland

Serbia vs Switzerland

Serbia: 1-0-0
Switzerland: 0-0-1
FIFA WC Group:
Group E
When: 
2:00 PM ET, Friday, June 22, 2018
Where:
Kaliningrad Stadium
TV:
FOX

After prevailing over Costa Rica in their opener last Sunday, Serbia could very well punch their ticket to make it past group stage for the first in their history as they get ready to resume hostilities in Group E action against Switzerland. The two nations are scheduled to cross path in a match set to be broadcasted by the FOX Sports network Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. ET and live from Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad.

Serbia haven’t tangled with Switzerland since they were part of Yugoslavia, with the former nation winning six, drawing five and losing two games in their 13 contests. Only one of the contest was at the World Cup, with Yugoslavia winning 3-0 back in 1950. Serbia got off to a good start with a well-deserved 1-0 victory over Costa Rica. This puts them in a very promising position for qualification and a win against the Swiss will do the trick.

Serbia have won three of their last five games with Aleksandar Mitrovic in top form in their recent friendlies before Aleks Koralov’s brilliant free-kick earned the Eagles the win over La Sele. Mitrovic, who hones his skill for Premier League Newcastle United, scored five goals in two Serbian wins prior to this year’s World Cup event. Serbia will be facing a Switzerland side that had lost only once in their last 15 fixtures before entering the tournament.

The Red Crosses faced off with pre-tournament favorites Brazil, but thanks to some excellent tactics and execution they took a well-deserved 1-1 draw against the Seleção. Serbia might top Group E after the opening set of fixtures, but Switzerland will be happy with their work after holding the South American giants to a draw. Switzerland enter this contest as a +195/+165 Underdog, according to Bovada Sportsbook, with the total sitting on two goals.

Bovada Sportsbook currently have the Serbia listed as +165 ML Favorites versus the Switzerland, at +195 ML Undergod while the Draw is at +205.

Serbia vs Switzerland 2018 World Cup Matchup Odds & Betting Lines

Time Team
Spread
Moneyline
Total
2:00p Serbia
ET Switzerland
  Draw

Serbia vs Switzerland - 1st Half Line

Time Team
Spread
Moneyline
Total
2:00p Serbia
ET Switzerland
  Draw

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The Bottom Line:
Both nations will know the arrangements ahead of kick-off and will have the luxury of getting underway with the knowledge of the result between Costa Rica and Brazil. With so much at stake here, neither side will give an inch to the other, but Switzerland are almost in a must-win situation and should deliver the goods. The Pick: Switzerland 2, Serbia 1.

Aengus World Cup Picks: Switzerland +195 & 2 Over at Bovada Sportsbook

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aleks koralovís - aleksandar mitrovic - serbia - switzerland

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