Brazil and Serbia kick off their World Cup campaign, when they face off in the first round this coming Thursday at Lusail Stadium.
We are entering the first round of the World Cup group stage with both Brazil and Serbia hoping this in only the first of many matches in the coming month. Brazil enter their upcoming game placed as number one in the FIFA world ranking. This leaves quite a gap to opponents Serbia, who enter the game ranked number 21 in the world.
Brazil are heavy favourites with the bookmakers to top their group. Brazil have enough quality in their ranks to also reach for a final at the World Cup.
Few people expect Serbia to be challenging for the title, but with the right amount of luck, they have enough spunk to squeeze into the next round.
Brazil vs Serbia Prediction
In their last three outings, Brazil won 0-1 against Japan, beat Ghana by 3-0 and hammered Tunisia 1-5. Brazil have been pretty scary, winning eight of their last 10 games across all tournaments, while also managing to draw two of the games in the process. They suffered defeat zero times.
Brazil scored 28 goals, conceded three and claimed a clean sheet seven times in their last ten outings.
In their last three matches, Serbia drew 2-2 with Slovenia, beat Sweden by 4-1 and beat Norway by 0-2. Serbia were able to win seven of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing one of the games. They suffered two defeats as well.
Serbia scored 21 goals, conceded ten and held on for a clean sheet in three of their last ten matches.
Looking at the prices available with the bookmakers, a first World Cup win seems on the menu for Brazil. They possess too much quality to let an important win slip through their hands in this encounter. Serbia enter their first match at the World Cup as massive outsiders at Lusail Stadium. It is exceedingly tough to come up with an argument on their behalf, as a defeat looks unavoidable against this opponent.
Brazil vs Serbia Stats
- Brazil have not lost 30 of the last 32 matches
- Brazil have won 6 of the last 7 matches while scoring more than 2.5 goals
- Brazil have won 5 of the last 7 matches without conceding a goal
- Brazil have won the last 7 matches in a row
- Brazil have won 5 of the last 7 matches while scoring more than 3.5 goals
- Serbia have not lost 13 of the last 15 matches
- Serbia have scored in 13 of the last 15 matches
- Serbia have won 4 of the last 5 matches
- Serbia have conceded in 5 of the last 7 matches
Brazil vs Serbia Lineups
Brazil vs Serbia Betting Tips
It is the beginning of a new World Cup campaign, and both Brazil and Serbia will be looking for their main strikers this season. Accordingly, we have listed some of the in-form players who are expected to be getting it on for each team this season.
Brazil claimed all three points eight times in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing two along the way. They endured defeat in zero of the games in this run. Serbia won seven of their last 10 games, while drawing one and losing two in this series of matches.
Brazil are in great form with seven wins on the bounce. Serbia remained without defeat in six games on the bounce.
Over 2.5 goals happened in six of Brazil’s last ten matches in all tournaments. They banged in an average of 2.8 goals on the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in six of the previous ten matches which Serbia played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 2.1 goals in these matches. Brazil scored at least once in their previous 8 matches.
Serbia scored the opening goal in six of the last ten games. Of the previous 10 outings, Serbia scored the opening goal six times, whereas Brazil were first on target in nine of their last 10 games.