The big match in Group G on Friday night is likely to come in the form of Serbia against Switzerland. It is a winner-take-all fixture for both European nations, as the side that picks up three points will likely finis second given that Cameroon come up against Brazil in their final fixture.
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Serbia and Switzerland come into their final game of Group G in relatively decent positions. Things look much brighter from a Swiss standpoint, as they will be aware that a point will be good enough to take them through to the next round. Switzerland’s only win in the World Cup to this point came in their opening fixture, as they narrowly beat Cameroon 1-0.
In fact, that win is the only time that any fixture not involving Brazil has seen a winner in Group G. The Swiss put up an excellent fight in their previous fixture, but they were narrowly denied a crucial point against Brazil in the final stages, as Casemiro fired home the winner excellently. However, this looks to be a solid chance for them to reach the round of 16.
Serbia currently sit bottom of the Group G standings, but they will be aware that a victory in this fixture will likely send them through to the round of 16 in Qatar. They only had themselves to blame in their previous fixture, as they threw away a 3-1 lead against Cameroon.
Defensive mistakes were evident throughout that fixture, and they have now allowed more goals than any other side in Group G. Their record in the final group stage fixtures at the World Cup is also extremely weak, as Serbia have lost their previous three.
Serbia vs Switzerland Head to Head
This is the second straight World Cup in which Serbia and the Swiss have clashed. The meeting at the 2018 World Cup was a dramatic affair, as Switzerland won 2-1, with Xherdan Shaqiri scoring the winner in the 90th minute.
Serbia vs Switzerland Prediction
This is likely to be a close match between two equally talented teams. However, Switzerland has an excellent habit of making it out of the group stages in major tournaments, and that experience could be key for this high-profile showdown. Therefore, we could see a draw being played out between the European nations.
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