Think this will be one of the better games we see, but I see Serbia win 0-2View attachment 4597
Brazil vs Serbia Preview:
Possible starting lineups:
Alisson; Danilo, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Sandro; Casemiro, Paqueta; Raphinha, Neymar, Vinicius Jr; Richarlison
V. Milinkovic-Savic; Milenkovic, S. Mitrovic, Pavlovic; Zivkovic, Gudelj, S. Milinkovic-Savic, Kostic; Tadic; Vlahovic, Jovic
Five-time world champions Brazil face Serbia at the Lusail Stadium on Thursday. The two nations will renew the rivalry after played in the group stage four years ago, when South American side won 2:0. The Selecao are the only nation in World Cup history to have qualified for every tournament since the first edition back in 1930. Brazil were excellent during the CONMEBOL qualifications, finishing first with 45 points, more than ever before. The fans are dreaming about the title, however, 20 years have passed since Brazil last time won the trophy. Coach Tite is feeling a pressure, as well as the players. They are ranked number one in the world by FIFA and only the title is good enough. Tite has most of the players available, only three players - Antony, Bruno Guimaraes and Alex Telles - are recovering from minor problems. The key star Neymar is ready to impress, while Tottenham's Richarlison has just recovered from a calf strain. Tite has to decide between him and in-form Arsenal's Gabriel Jesus to lead the line. According to me, it’s a shame that Roberto Firmino and Gabriel were not included in the squad.
Serbia will be the first opponents to Brazil in Qatar. It is true that Tite's players are full of confidence after winning each of their last seven games by an aggregate score of 26:2, but Serbia are the worst possible opponents. Coached by charismatic Dragan Stojkovic - Piksi, they were not afraid when visited Portugal in the decisive match of the group. The Eagles won thanks to a late goal scored by Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and booked a ticket for Qatar, while Ronaldo and his teammates were forced to play two more games. Serbia are in solid form under Stojkovic, they secured promotion to League A of the UEFA Nations League earlier this year. It is important to mention Serbia had only two losses suffered in their last 16 games across all competitions. But Stojkovic has some injury issues as key striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has not fully recovered from an ankle injury and is expected to begin from the bench. Most probably Juventus' striker Dusan Vlahovic will lead the line. Stojkovic has to decide about goalkeeper's position, with Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, Marko Dmitrovic and Predrag Rajkovic all in good form in their clubs.
Brazil vs Serbia Prediction:
Brazil are favorites in this match. According to their media, Tite will field a very attacking 4-1-4-1 formation. Serbia have lost seven of their nine World Cup matches in total, the most defeats by any European nation. But I think they will score here. Coach Stojkovic has good strikers - Mitrovic, Vlahovic, Jovic and Kostic. I think there will be goals on both sides.
Brazil vs Serbia Pick: Both teams to score - Yes @ 1.90 with Pinnacle