It all comes down to one match for Serbia and Brazil in Group E on Wednesday. Brazil can advance to the Round of 16 with a win or a draw, while Serbia needs a win. It is possible that Brazil could also advance with a loss, but that scenario is unlikely,
as they would need Switzerland to lose to Costa Rica in the other Group E match on Wednesday. Let’s look at the contest and World Cup picks. BETCRIS offers play-by-play betting odds for live sporting events every day! The user-friendly wagering interface on your smartphone provides an easy way to place bets on the go. Mobile betting lines are updated by the minute, so click here to start gambling on thrilling live action at BETCRIS!
2018 FIFA World Cup – Serbia vs. Brazil
Date and Time: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 2 p.m. ET
Location: Spartak Stadium, Moscow
World Cup Betting Online Odds at BETCRIS:
Total 2.5 under -117
Brazil -1 -125
Serbia +1 +102
2018 FIFA World CupTV Coverage: FOX
Brazil are in a good position to advance to the Round of 16, as they just need a draw to advance. Serbia is in a tough spot, as they have to beat the powerful Brazilians to advance. Serbia has their chance to avoid this situation but they let the win get away against Switzerland and ended up with a loss. Serbia manager Mladen Krstajic knows it is a tough spot for his team on Wednesday. We’re in a situation where we need a win against Brazil and we will focus and do whatever we can to try to win. Nothing is impossible in life.” Krstajic said to the media, “We respect their status as the favorites to win, but we are going to prepare. They have some weak spots that we are going to try to exploit.”
Serbia assistant coach Milan Rastavac tried to put a brave face on the situation, saying to the media, "There are only a few moments of pure football enjoyment like this one, when we have the chance to play against Brazil. And it’s a moment when your team has an active result, a chance. I’m not sure if a more beautiful chance than that one exists in football."
Brazil has been disappointing so far in this World Cup, but they may have found their game, as in stoppage time against Costa Rica they scored twice. It definitely should help Brazil’s cause that they won’t have to face a goalkeeper like Costa Rica’s Keylor Navas in this game. Brazil head coach Tite said that Neymar getting a goal should alleviate some of the pressure. “He’s a human being, he needs some time to resume his high standard,” Tite said to the media, “But before then, there is a team that has to be strong and not dependent on him.” Brazil has a lot of talented players like Neymar, Coutinho, Jesus, Roberto Firmino and Willian and this could be a breakout game for them. It should be noted that Brazil will be without Douglas Costa for this game, as he has a thigh injury. The good news for Brazil is that Neymar appears fully recovered from his ankle injury.
These teams met in a friendly in 2014 and it was Brazil winning 1-0. Serbia is 3-2 overall in their last five matches, with three of the five going under the total. Brazil is 4-0-1 in their last five matches, with four of the five going under the total.
Serbia vs. Brazil Free Picks
I think this match is where Brazil breaks out and finally looks like the World Cup favorite. Serbia had their chance against the Swiss and let it get away and I think they are in big trouble in this contest. I will lay the goal and take Brazil in this contest. I also think Brazil will finally get going offensively, so I will take the game over the total.
Serbia vs. Brazil Pick: Brazil and Over the total at BETCRIS
Serbia vs. Brazil Score Prediction: Brazil 3, Serbia 0
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