Serbia vs Brazil betting tips: World Cup match preview & predictions

Serbia vs Brazil 101 Great Goals prediction: Serbia 1-2 Brazil

Two last-gasp goals from Philipe Coutinho and Neymar against Costa Rica have put Brazil on the verge of reaching the Round of 16.

The Selecao now require just one point to reach the knockout stages.

Meanwhile, Serbia were on the wrong end of a late winner against Switzerland and now face a real battle to reach the knockout stages.

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Serbia vs Brazil betting tips: Who will win?

Serbia are at 13/2 to claim a shock three points on Wednesday.

A draw between the two nations is rated at 7/2.

Brazil adding another three points and comfortably reaching the knockout stages is at 1/2 with bet365.

Neymar Brazil World Cup

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – JUNE 22: Neymar Jr of Brazil reacts at th end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Serbia vs Brazil match preview

Xherdan Shaqiri’s 90th-minute strike for Switzerland dealt Serbia a late blow in their hopes of reaching the Round of 16 as they fell into third place in Group E.

The result leaves the group very tightly congested, although for Brazil and Switzerland, their own World Cup destiny remains in their own hands.

Mladen Krstajic’s side must now defeat Brazil in order to remain in the competition, with their goal difference inferior to Switzerland’s.

With the expectancy of his whole nation upon his shoulders, Neymar’s strike against Costa Rica looks set to have sent Selecao into the knockout stages.

Mexico look set to clinch top spot in Group F, whilst second place could go to Germany, meaning 1st in Group E could potentially face a very tricky fixture in the Round of 16 against the reigning world champions.

Aleksandar Mitrovic Serbia World Cup Switzerland

KALININGRAD, RUSSIA – JUNE 22: Aleksandar Mitrovic of Serbia celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

How good are this Brazil side?

One of the early questions at any World Cup is just how good are Brazil?

The five time winners look at past competitions in a black and white manner. The ones they won and those they lost.

Reaching a semi-final or final is fine for some nations. Brazil simply have to win the World Cup.

This has been accentuated by that 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany on home soil last time out.

There is little doubt that this Brazil team is still coming to grips with that loss and this World Cup.

Yet, the signs are good with the draw against Switzerland looking better after the second set of games. And, a hard fought late win over Costa Rica undoubtedly leaving Brazil in good shape.

Philippe Coutinho’s brilliant form and Neymar’s improving performances after a lengthy lay-off should give Brazil fans plenty of hope.

Serbia team news vs Brazil

Torino forward Adem Ljajic is expected to return to Serbia’s line-up having made way for Filip Kostic during their defeat against Switzerland.

Brazil team news vs Serbia

Douglas Costa will miss Brazil’s final World Cup group stage game with a thigh injury.

Danilo also remains a doubt through injury having missed Selecao’s win over Costa Rica with a hip problem.

Serbia predicted starting line-up vs Brazil

Serbia predicted starting line-up vs Brazil

Serbia predicted line-up vs Brazil

Brazil predicted starting line-up vs Serbia

Brazil predicted starting line-up vs Serbia

Brazil predicted starting line-up vs Serbia

Serbia vs Brazil World Cup videos

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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Brazil to beat Serbia & both teams to score: 5/2