One of the most important World Cup matches on Friday pits the Swiss versus the Serbs. Brazil has already won Group G. Serbia sits on a point, which means a victory over Switzerland propels them to the knockout stage. The Swiss have 3 points due to their victory over Cameroon. Will the Swiss close the deal and stamp their ticket to the Round of 16? Or will Serbia beat Switzerland and grab the final knockout stage spot? Check out FIFA World Cup Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Serbia versus Switzerland.
2022 FIFA World Cup Betting Analysis: Serbia vs Switzerland Group G Matchup
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Group G – Serbia versus Switzerland
- When: Friday, Dec. 2 at 2:00 pm ET
- Where: Stadium, 974, Doha, Qatar
- TV/Streaming: FS1
Why Serbia is a good play versus Switzerland
Although Serbia opened their World Cup with a 2-goal loss to Brazil, the Serbs bounced back with a fantastic 3-3 game versus Cameroon. Now that Serbia has gotten their scoring touch back, they should drop at least a goal against Switzerland.
More importantly, Serbia can counter Switzerland’s defense first philosophy. The Swiss tried to play Brazil to a draw and it backfired.
There’s no doubt that Switzerland will employ a similar strategy against Serbia. Like what happened in the loss to Brazil, the Swiss’ hold onto possession and prevent goals style could also backfire against Serbia.
Serbia Last 5
- D – 3-3 vs. Cameroon
- L – 2-0 vs. Brazil
- W – 1-5 vs. Bahrain
- W – 0-2 vs. Norway
- W – 4-1 vs. Sweden
Serbia Predicted Starting Lineup
Why Switzerland is a good play versus Serbia
Switzerland has gone 3-2 straight up in their last 5 matches. The victory over Cameroon shows that Switzerland has what it takes to win a World Cup match.
Not only that, but the Swiss almost pulled off a fantastic draw against Brazil. No doubt, Switzerland will employ a defense first strategy, but it could work like it did versus Cameroon and like it almost did in the 1-goal loss to Brazil.
Not only that, but unless Cameroon upsets Brazil, Switzerland must only play for a draw to move to the Round of 16.
Switzerland Last 5
- L – 1-0 vs. Brazil
- W – 1-0 vs. Cameroon
- L – 2-0 vs. Ghana
- W – 2-1 vs. Czech Republic
- W – 1-2 vs. Spain
Switzerland Predicted Starting Lineup
Final Betting Analysis: Serbia vs Switzerland
Switzerland’s style is perfect for the parameters of this match. The Swiss play a conservative game that involves controlling possession, limiting shots, and then attacking on the counter.
In that sense, Serbia should be in some trouble. The Serbs did score plenty of goals versus Cameroon.
However, Serbia also gave up 3 goals. If Serbia tries the same tactics against Switzerland, the Swiss won’t just make them pay, but also keep the Serbs from scoring. Bottom line? Switzerland plays defense as well as the top contenders at this year’s World Cup. The Swiss will frustrate the Serbs all night on their way to a 1-goal victory.
World Cup Pick: Switzerland +179