Wales vs. Serbia / World Cup Qualifiers – This is the second derby of this group, with the proviso that they are undefeated in the first two rounds. The main difference is that Serbia made two victories, with one draw and Wales celebrated once, with two draws and therefore have two points less. Both teams have played two games at home and their effect is the same, a win and a draw, while Serbia won away, as opposed to the draw that Wales recorded. The Welsh are now under pressure, especially because it is a semi-finalists of this year’s European Championship, and Serbia seems to finally be on the road for placement in Russia. In qualifiers for the last World Cup, these two teams also admeasured powers and it is interesting that Serbia was much more successful with a with 3-0 in Cardiff, while the result in Novi Sad was even 6-1. Begins: 12.11.2016. – 20:45 CET
The Welsh are still living on the laurels of success in France, however, for their own good they will have leave this competition behind, if they want to see Russia. They started well and authoritatively mastered the team of Moldova with 4-0, after which they played a good draw with Austria. They made a blunder in the last round, when they failed to overcome Georgia at home. It ended with 1-1, which should not have happened, especially at home, so now the pressure is growing, and they are welcoming a very unpleasant rival.
Coach Coleman is in this qualifiers sticks to the system with three center-backs and two classic side players, which means that five he plays in the last line, but they have nevertheless already achieved seven goals. When it comes to this game, Ben Davies is out of action because of injury and it will cause a forced change in the last line, so a logical replacement is Collins. Some great news is that that the absent midfielder Ramsey returns in the national team after a long time sand he will now with Bale, Allen and Ledley again make the striking quartet of the Welsh team.
Probable lineups Wales: Hennessey – Gunter, A.Williams, Chester, Collins, N.Taylor – Ledley, Allen, Ramsey – Bale, Vokes
Serbia has finally woken up and what they showed in the first three rounds certainly promises that they might finally win placement in the big competition. For a change, at least they had a good start, because this team usually got eliminated from the game for a high placement after a few rounds. Now they are the leaders after three rounds and of course that does wonders to their confidence, as well as the atmosphere in the team, so Serbia now becomes very dangerous for all rivals. They played a draw with Ireland in the first round at home, but then smoothly defeated Moldova away with 3-0, which was followed up with a home triumph over Austria, which they won very difficult, which is why that victory is even sweeter.
Their coach Muslin managed to revive this team and he is forcing the system with three players in the last line, which for now works at least when it comes to efficiency, and causes problems when it comes to receiving goals. The first name for now is midfielder Tadic, who has already scored three goals, but he also made five assists, which means that he took part in all the goals that Serbia scored so far. In this match, they will not be able to count on defender Vukovic and midfielder Fejsa, so S.Mitrovic will be in the last line in the last line with Ivanovic and Nastasic, while Gudelj jumps in midfield.
Probable lineups Serbia: Stojkovic – Ivanovic, S.Mitrovic, Nastasic – Rukavina, Gudelj, Milivojevic, Tadic, Kolarov – Kostic, A.Mitrovic
Wales vs. Serbia PICK
Looking at what these two teams shown in the recent past, Wales is the favourite, especially at home, however, Serbia is also in the great mood and this is one reborn team in these qualifiers that is able to defeat everyone and especially score against any team. The Welsh are not also having problems with efficiency, so according to the tradition we anticipate that both teams will score in this match.
Pick: both teams will score
Odds: 1.95 at bet365 (down to 1.85 can be played)