FIFA World Cup 2022 : Serbia vs Switzerland Match Preview and Lineups

Serbia vs Switzerland
SCHEDULE TIME
GAME Serbia vs Switzerland
DATE 03/12/2022
TIME 12:30 AM (Indian Standard Time)
ARENA Stadium 974 - Ras Abu Aboud
LEAGUE FIFA World Cup 2022
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Match Preview of Serbia vs Switzerland

Serbia face Switzerland at Stadium 974 in their final Group G game on Friday, with the Eagles knowing that they need to win to stand any chance of progressing to the knockout stages.

A point is likely to be enough for second-placed Nati, as long as Cameroon fail to beat Brazil in the other remaining game in the group.

Serbia still have a fighting chance of progressing to the knockout stages, but they will be disappointed not to be in a better position heading into the final game.

In the opener, the Eagles fell to an expected defeat against Brazil, managing to hold the star-studded side off for quite some time, but a second-half Richarlison brace ensured that they took nothing from the match.

Despite the result, Dragan Stojkovic's side could still have been in a far better position, had they just beaten Cameroon in their last game, and at one point they looked almost certain victors against the African side.

After Jean-Charles Castelletto opened the scoring for the opposition, goals from Strahinja Pavlovic and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic meant that Serbia went in at the break with a 2-1 lead.

Aleksandar Mitrovic added a third shortly after the restart, but two goals in quick succession from the Indomitable Lions mean that nothing but a win is good enough for Serbia, and even that would not grant them progression automatically, as it will come down to goal difference if Cameroon beat Brazil.

Switzerland are in a very good position to progress to the knockout stages, courtesy of a 1-0 victory against Cameroon in their first game in Group G.

Breel Embolo scored the only goal of the game early on in the second half, securing a vital three points for his national side against the country of his birth.

That remains the only goal that Nati have managed to conjure up in their opening two games, falling to a 1-0 defeat against Brazil in their last match, despite holding them out for the majority of the game.

Our Predicted Lineups

Serbia possible starting lineup:Milinkovic-Savic; Milenkovic, Veljkovic, Pavlovic; Zivkovic, Maksimovic, Lukic, Kostic; Tadic, Milinkovic-Savic, Mitrovic

Switzerland possible starting lineup: starting lineup:Sommer; Widmer, Akanji, Elvedi, Rodriguez; Xhaka, Freuler; Shaqiri, Sow, Vargas; Embolo

Who will win the match?

We say: Serbia 0-1 Switzerland. There is very little separating the two European sides, but Switzerland should be able to conjure up a similar performance to the one that they put in against Cameroon to secure a place in the knockout stages. Serbia will throw everything they have at their opponents' defence, but it was resolute in their opener and for the majority of the Brazil game, so it should be able to withstand the pressure.

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