Landing in a group that contains no other than one of the tournaments favourites is never going to result in an easy night’s sleep for any of the Serbian players. But, if there’s one thing Serbians enjoy, is that of a challenge. And, Russia 2018 is certainly going to be one of them for this Serbian squad.
Serbia’s World Cup Odds
Odds for Serbia to win the World Cup trophy in Russia this year are coming in at around the 150 – 1 odd mark. A bet on Serbia isn’t the craziest bet you could make on this year’s World Cup. This will be their twelfth appearance in the ultimate footballing competition to date.They’ve performed well in recent tournaments and, though they’ve not yet managed to lift the trophy, have managed 2 semi-final appearances. They’ve also managed to take the prized fourth placed spot on two occasions. Not too unappealing when it comes to a bet, especially if you consider the size of the country.
Odds to Reach the Knock Out Stages
Serbia kick off their tournament against Switzerland, a tough bet to price up, as many have both teams as being on an even keel.These teams have never once met on an international stage before, so the result will be the first between the two. This match is of massive importance to each team as points in this group are crucial for qualification, and this has everything to do with Brazil.
Serbia’s Path to the World Cup
Some brave performances were put in by this Serbian team, but one major twist on their path to the world Cup in Russia was the sacking of their manager. Slavoljub Muslin secured World Cup qualification for the squad then was hit by the bullet. Throughout Serbia’s qualifying campaign they lost just one game with Muslin in charge.Their qualification to the World Cup was sealed in their game against Georgia, a one-nil victory that placed them at the top of their group. Serbia really dug deep in this campaign, as it was clear to see the renewed vigour as passed problems were clearly put behind them.
Serbia’s World Cup Team
Managed by their once caretaker manager Mladen Krstajic, who played as a centre back for Serbia in the 2006 World Cup, he took over from Slavoljub Muslin recently.Many describe the Serbian players as underperformers, with bags of experience and exceptional talent. Qualification has proved their critics wrong, hopefully they’ll maintain this positive and confident run so they can reach the heights they’re capable of hitting.One of their star men has to be Man United’s Nemanja Matic, a defensive midfield workhorse who can dictate play. Not alone though, this experienced bunch contain a big bunch of over 29s who could be playing in their final World Cup tournament.