Brazil VS Serbia, Kick-Off: 11:30 PM (IST)

Brazil will be looking to seal their qualification to the Round of 16 and dominate proceedings against Serbia. The Brazilians, Serbians, and the Swiss all stand a chance to make it past the group stage, to get more clarity, check out Group E Qualification scenarios

Tite’s men can advance to the next round even with a draw but Brazil will want to go into the Round of 16 with some winning momentum. Serbia has blown hot and cold, they were sensational again Costa Rica in a 1-0 win followed by a 2-1 loss to Switzerland.

Team News

Brazil: Douglas Costa has been ruled out with a Hamstring Injury and Right-Back Danilo is nursing a thigh Injury, which could mean Brazil go into the game with the same playing XI for the third consecutive game. Roberto Firmino has been making an impact from the bench and honestly deserves a chance to Start ahead of Willian.

Predicted XI: Alisson, Marcelo, Miranda, Thiago Silva, Fagner, Casemiro, Paulinho, Coutinho, Neymar, Jesus, Firmino

Serbia: No injury concerns for the Serbs but Coach Mladen Krstajić will be telling his team to be wary as 6 of Serbia’s players have been booked. Another Yellow card will lead to a one-game suspension, of course, that won’t matter if Serbia goes on to lose the game.

Predicted XI: Vladimir Stojkovic; Branislav Ivanovic, Nikola Milenkovic, Dusko Tosic, Aleksandar Kolarov; Luka Milivojevic, Nemanja Matic; Dusan Tadic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Adem Ljajic; Aleksandar Mitrovic

Key Players:

Brazil: Philippe Coutinho, the Barcelona Midfielder has been in top form for the Selecao and will have to make an impact in this Crucial game.

Serbia: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Lazio’s Central Attacking Midfielders has shone for Serbia in their last two outings. He will be crucial to Serbia’s chances.

Form- Last 5

Brazil- W | W | W | D | W 

Serbia- W | L | W | W | L

Odds- SkyBet

Serbia- 6/1

Draw- 10/3

Brazil- 1/2

Prediction: Brazil 2- 1 Serbia, In my opinion, Brazil will go on to win the game and top the Group but Serbia isn’t going to go down without a fight.

Where to watch?

TV Channels (India) – Sony Ten 2 and Sony ESPN – 11:30 PM IST

In addition, you can live stream all the Matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup from 14th June to 15th July only on the Official SonyLIV App and the SonyLIV Website

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