The teams of Serbia and Brazil face each other in a match from Group E
The teams of Serbia and Brazil face each other in a match from Group E of the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Let’s have a look in our winning soccer predictions for the game.
Brazil are leading the group with 4 points won so far, being on par with Switzerland, while Serbia are 3rd in the group with 3 points. Just a round before the end of the group stage, both teams – Brazil and Serbia, have chances to qualify for the next round of the competition. Brazil can do it with just a draw, while Serbia must play for the win.
Brazil were regarded as the number one favourite for the trophy, mainly because of their dominant performance under the guidance of the manager Tite. Selecao did inredibly well in the qualifiers and the friendly games, which showed that this Brazilian side have a lot of quality. But since the World Cup started, Brazil had some difficulties in the matches against Switzerland and Costa Rica. They needed two goals in the injury time to beat Costa Rica, while against the Swiss team they were unable to win.
This only shows that this Brazilian team is not as scary as we thought it would be. They have their weaknesses as any other team. And they can be beaten. This is why now Serbia are hoping to clinch a historical win and qualify for the 1/8-finals of the World Cup.
Serbia started their adventure in Russia with a win over Costa Rica, followed by a heartbreaking loss against Switzerland in the last minutes of the match. Most surely a draw against Brazil won’t be enough for the Eagles to go through, so they must aim to win against Brazil. It really sounds as a tough thing to do, but this Serbian team have a lot of quality, so nothing is impossible.
Most likely the Brazilian head coach Tite will line-up the same team from the match against Costa Rica. Danilo and Douglas Costa are recovering from injuries, so they might miss the decisive game tonight. The good thing for Tite is that he has a lot of options to choose from, so the injuries of these two players won’t be crucial for Brazil’s chances to win.
Serbia’s head coach Mladen Krstajic said before the game that he saw some weaknesses in Brazil’s game in the first two rounds of the group stage. It’s his job to instruct his players how to hurt the Selecao. Surely Brazil are favourites to win this clash, but so far the Serbian team proved that it have a lot of quality. They might not be favourites to reach the final, but they have enough class to beat anyone in the right moment. The whole Serbia is expecting an unforgettable night against the five time world champion.
The statistics are not helping Serbia, though. These two countries have met 19 times in history so far and Serbia (also as Yugoslavia) have won just twice. For the last time they met in 2014, when Brazil enjoyed a 1-0 win.
These are our winning soccer predictions for the World Cup game between Serbia and Brazil in Group E of the competition. The match is decisive for both teams, so we shall expect to see some great football between them. Both teams are very technical and skilled, so football purists shall be happy with what they see on the pitch. Brazil are favourites, of course, but this Serbian team is dangerous. Brazil will need to be fully concentrated and one hundred percent ready. Otherwise, they might suffer against the dangerous Eagles from the Balkans.