At first glance, you may expect the latest Brazil vs Serbia betting tips to be very one-sided. It's because this game sees the first appearance at these championships of the biggest tournament favourites, and most predictions will inevitably favour the South Americans. They are massively fancied to win this fixture, with a short price of around 1.50, although odds can of course change right up to kick-off.
Brazil vs Serbia Match Information
|Brazil vs Serbia||Information|
|Date||24 November 2022|
|Kick-off Time||10 pm local time (7 pm GMT)|
|Venue||Lusail Iconic Stadium|
|Referee||Alireza Faghani (Iran)|
Being outsiders here, Serbia may well have their eye on the final game in Group G against the Swiss, which could easily prove to be a winner-takes-all match. But can the Europeans make a surprise and win their first WC 2022 points against Brazil? Read our sections below as we're looking at some of the markets available for this game and offer a brief preview.
- 1. Brazil vs Serbia Preview
- 2. Brazil vs Serbia Betting Odds
- 3. Brazil vs Serbia Prediction
- 4. Brazil vs Serbia FAQ
1. Brazil vs Serbia Preview
Wherever the Brazilians play at any of these tournaments, they guarantee a full house, such is their appeal, so there won't be a single-seat spare at the magnificent 80,000-capacity Lucail Stadium, on the 24th of November, when they begin their Group G campaign against Serbia, kicking off at 10 pm local time. Just 10 miles outside of Doha, this is the show-piece ground, that will also host the Cup Final at the end of the competition.
It is fair to say most nations would have hoped to avoid the favourites for the WC 2022 when the groups were drawn, although sometimes in past events the Brazilians have not always lived up to top billing. It does, however, look like three teams battling for that other qualifying spot, so the Serbs will be hoping to put in a strong performance, as they will not want to be under pressure should they be on the end of a heavy defeat, in what does on paper at least, appear to be a WC 2022 sure bet. If that were to happen then they would be playing catch-up in the next two games against Cameroon and Switzerland.
These two met at the 2018 tournament in Russia, with Brazil gaining a relatively comfortable victory, and not only are they expected to stroll through the group, but anything other than being crowned champions will be seen as a failure, for the five-time winners. The Serbs on the other hand, will probably just want to get out of the group and then take it from there. They should not, however, be underestimated, as proven when they overcame a very good Portuguese outfit to claim top position qualifying to get into these finals. The likelihood and Brazil vs Serbia best prediction is for the talented South Americans to slowly ease themselves into the tournament with a narrow victory.
1.1 Brazil vs Serbia Probable Lineups
This is a very demanding group, so there probably won't be much space for Tite to rotate and give rest to his best players. Therefore, against Serbia, we should see the best possible Brazilian lineup. With not many question marks, key players such as Thiago Silva, Casemiro, Neymar, and Vinicius Junior should all start from the first minute. However, Raphinha, Fred, and Gabriel Jesus all have their chances not to begin this match on the bench.
Brazil: Alisson - Danilo, T. Silva, Marquinhos, Sandro - Casemiro, Paqueta - Raphinha, Neymar, Vinicius - Richarlison
Serbia: V. Milinkovic-Savic - Zivkovic, Milenkovic, S. Mitrovic, Pavlovic, Kostic - Gudelj, S. Milinkovic-Savic, Tadic - Vlahovic, Jovic
There aren't many doubts regarding the Serbians' lineup. With Aleksandar Mitrovic not recovered from his injury, Luka Jovic should start alongside Dusan Vlahovic up front. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Tadic will be responsible for the midfield, while three centre-backs will be supported by Zivkovic and Kostic who will also have some offensive duties.
1.2 Brazil vs Serbia Head-to-head Record
Four years ago, Brazil and Serbia also met in the group stage. In the last round of games, the Brazilians won 2-0, eliminating their opponents from the tournament. If we broaden our perspective and look also at Serbia and Montenegro and Yugoslavia's WC records against Brazil, it gets slightly better. Overall, Brazil holds an average 1-2-1 record against Yugoslavia with the most recent game being from the Word Cup in 1974. Additionally, Brazil also defeated Serbia in a friendly game played right before the WC 2014.
2. Brazil vs Serbia Betting Odds
The Brazil vs Serbia winner odds for this fixture reflect the general feeling coming into this tournament, that the mighty Brazilians are going to take some stopping. They are very favoured to win here, whilst it is possible to get a high price on the Serbs, who are certainly no mugs. Even the betting odds for a draw don't suggest a close encounter.
In the other markets, there is a little more value to be found with Brazil vs Serbia odds for a correct scoreline of 2-1 and 3-1 at very tempting prices, both worth some consideration. A 1-1 draw doesn't make a great appeal, but a 1-0 win in Serbia's favour at massive odds certainly does, especially if anybody senses a bit of a shock result. Remember to check the latest Cameroon vs Serbia odds we gathered in the related preview - you'll be surprised how many great prices you can already take advantage of ahead of this second-round Group G fixture.
Those firmly in the Brazilian camp and believing it will be an easy win may like the look of Brazil winning by four or more goals at a fair price that may multiply your profits by nearly 10. Alternatively, if the belief is for a very tight contest, with a late decider, then the time of the first goal being between 81 minutes and full time could be very tempting. In the half-time/full-time market, the Serbs to be winning at 45 minutes, but losing at the end is at a whopping value, which might be worthy of a small gamble. Whichever bet is chosen, visiting one of the leading brands, such as Bet365, William Hill, or Unibet is recommended, as they regularly have some of the best offers and prices online.
3. Brazil vs Serbia Prediction
It somehow doesn't feel like a true WC competition until the Brazilians get involved, so punters will have had to wait until the last day of the first round of matches for their entry, and the anticipation surrounding it could have an effect on any Brazil vs Serbia predictions, as sometimes it can all become a bit of an anti-climax.
That said, this does look like something of a WC 2022 sure bet, with so much talent littering the South American squad, against an admittedly talented Serbian side, but lacking in quality in important areas, particularly defence. We drew similar conclusions in our Brazil vs Switzerland betting picks from the related article, so you can already bet on the second Canarinhos match in the group stage.
A considered Brazil vs Serbia betting prediction could only really look towards a Brazilian victory. So the Brazil vs Serbia best prediction is for the Serbs to try to frustrate their classy opponents, but lapse in concentration at least a couple of times, which will probably be costly.
3.1 Brazil vs Serbia Free Bet
Having made your Brazil vs Serbia betting picks, then having the opportunity to carry out any WC 2022 online betting for free, has to trigger some interest. Bookmakers recognise the importance of an event as big as this, and as a consequence, provide some fabulous free bet promotions.
Leading brand Bet365 provides a fantastic €50 in free funding for players to try and capitalise on their Brazil vs Serbia betting tips; whilst Unibet go with €40 and William Hill €30 or €20 as their own incentives and attempts to bring in new customers.
3.2 How to Bet on Brazil vs Serbia
Part of the enjoyment of gambling in this fixture will be turning your Brazil vs Serbia betting tips into actual bets, but knowing the process of how to actually do it is not something that is necessarily familiar to all. It is, however, a relatively straightforward procedure that just requires registering at one of the top brands such as William Hill, and filling in the basic personal details, which are needed to open an account.
Then, having had everything verified, simply locate the market that corresponds with the Brazil vs Serbia betting prediction and enter your selections, by following a series of prompts, and in no time at all the wager will be “live”.
4. Brazil vs Serbia FAQ
4.1 ⚽ When and where is the match?
The game will kick off at 10 pm, on 24 November, in the Lucail Stadium, near Doha.
4.2 ⚽ What are the odds for this match?
Brazil is a massive favourite at nearly 1.50 to win this game, with Serbia over 7.00, and it is around 5.00 for the draw.
4.3 ⚽ Where are these teams in the official rankings?
The Brazilians are currently rated as the best in the world and consequently sit in the number one position. Serbia is a respectable 25th.
4.4 ⚽ Are Brazil worthy favourites for the WC 2022?
The majority of Brazil vs Serbia betting tips will point towards a South American victory and there is no doubt that they merit their favourites for the competition tag.