Many Serbian fans wonder about how far their national team can go in Russia 2018. It might be too early to predict Serbia World Cup betting odds, but here are our thoughts in light of their tough Group E fixtures.
Online sportsbook sites in Serbia suggest even progressing from Group E will be a fearsome challenge, having drawn alongside Costa Rica, Switzerland and Brazil. Thus the team’s World Cup qualification marks the start of a new era for Serbian football. So Serbia World Cup betting odds could be yet unpredictable but worthwhile to support the Eagles to advance to the round 16. Although Serbia’s management are still experimenting and establishing their tactics and their selves as a team, they have an exciting pool of talents to present. Let us have a look at their pros and cons.
Serbia World Cup betting odds in Group E
What we can see below in the chart is a combination of historical rankings and the probability each team have of staying alive. Brazilians are not just favourites for Group E, but they are also expected to lift the cup. Switzerland have the second best numbers, but Costa Rica were a surprise in the last World Cup, defeating Uruguay and England, and drawing against Italy. Serbia are the dark horse, so could they be the surprise of this year?
(Source: South China Morning Post)
The passion is growing
Serbia hasn’t qualified for any tournaments since 2010, causing the fans to grow disillusioned. But the team successfully finished top of their group in World Cup qualification and lost only one of their ten encounters along the way. They had two friendlies so far as a warm up, losing (1-2) against Morocco, and winning (2-0) over Nigeria. Maybe the team’s unsettling results are due to experimenting new formation, but the efforts and the winning feelings are out there.
Online sportsbook news in Serbia go even farther, by suggesting that Serbia’s team spirit is reviving the good old days when Serbia was once part of Yugoslavia, which reached the quarterfinals of the 1990 World Cup before losing to Argentina on penalties. Maybe that is too much to ask from the current players, but they certainly have the potential to compete.
So what to expect from Serbia?
Serbia’s new couch Mladen Krstajic has first to choose his final squad list and to settle on the best formation. But what is certain for now is the great list of talents available. To name a few, Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Man United defender Nemanja Matic, and Liverpool’s Marko Grujic. If the couch decides wisely on the line-up, Serbia could gain some positive results in group stage.
Our recommendation is to take a risk and bet on Serbia to progress to round 16. At Unibet Sportsbook Serbia World Cup betting odds are (3.25) for the team to be eliminated in round 16, (1.70) to be eliminated in group stage, and (7.50) to reach quarterfinals. You can also bet on team’s points in group stage, player cards and player goals at Unibet Sportbook World Cup 2018 odds.