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Serbia vs Switzerland Odds, Pick, Prediction | World Cup Match Preview

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  • Serbia and Switzerland meet in one of the two final World Cup group stage fixtures.
  • The pair are looking to advance to the round of 16.
  • Who has the edge in the fixture? Brett Pund gives his best bet.

Serbia vs. Switzerland Odds

Friday, Dec. 2
2 p.m. ET
FS1
Serbia Odds +162
Switzerland Odds +175
Draw +225
Over/Under 2.5 (+110 / -138)
Both Teams to Score (Yes/No) (-125 / -106)
Odds via bet365. Get up-to-the-minute World Cup odds here.

On the final day of group stage matches at the World Cup, Serbia and Switzerland battle for the remaining spot in the knockout rounds from Group G.

The Swiss enter the match in second place on three points following the win over Cameroon and the defeat to group leaders Brazil.

Meanwhile, the Serbs can only advance with a victory in this fixture after giving up a two-goal lead in the second half to draw with the African nation.

This game was circled before the tournament began as one of the best, and we should indeed have a very entertaining finish to the group stage.

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Serbia Enter Frustrated With Poor Results

With all the attacking talent on this roster, this would be a very disappointing exit for Serbia if they fail to make it to the round of 16.

It didn’t come as a huge surprise that the Eagles fell to Brazil in the opener, but they have to be upset to have let the game against Cameroon slip away from them.

Manager Dragan Stojković’s team went into halftime leading before an early second-half goal by Aleksandar Mitrović pushed the lead to 3-1, but the African side was able to score a pair of goals of its own after the break to end the match in a draw.

Unfortunately, Stojković has not been able to call on Juventus striker Dušan Vlahović from the start of the matches due to an injury, but he may have been saving him for this important fixture.

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Switzerland Sturdy But in Danger

This Switzerland side is doing exactly what it has done in the previous tournaments by picking up the results it needs and being difficult to break down.

It started by defeating Cameroon in the opener, winning the xG battle 1.4-0.7, according to fbref.com.

Then, Brazil needed a deflected golazo from Casemiro in the final moments of the match to come away with a hard-fought victory against the Swiss.

As a nation that has advanced to the knockout rounds at the last two World Cups, this is an experienced team that has succeeded in this spot before, and they will lean on the veterans to do it again.

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Serbia vs. Switzerland Pick

The bookmakers at bet365 are expecting a very close match, listing Serbia as the slight favorite on the moneyline to go with a total of 2.5. I don’t see value in either of those plays, but I do have a prop circled.

My best bet is to back Serbia on the corner handicap, laying -1 at -110 odds.

When I picture how this match is going to play out, the Eagles have to push for the victory and goals in order to advance, while the Swiss will be happy to sit back for a draw that will likely be enough to secure second in the group.

This style of a match is going to lead to the Serbs winning more corners, especially for a team that likes to whip in crosses to the likes of Mitrović and Vlahović. This is also the same side that finished with more corners than its opponent in 6-of-8 games in World Cup Qualifying and 5-of-6 matches in the UEFA Nations League.

We just saw a similar fixture play out between the Swiss and Brazil, where the Samba Kings claimed an 8-3 edge.

I also don’t hate the Both Teams to Score market (-125), but I feel there’s more value on this prop instead.

The Pick: Serbia -1 Corners (-110)

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