We have a range of World Cup predictions available across every team, group and game of the tournament in Qatar. Here is how we think Serbia will fare at the World Cup, and which betting odds are currently standing out to us.
Although the nation of Serbia has gone through plenty of different iterations in the past, their current moniker is thankfully more settled and under their latest guise, qualification means a third World Cup finals in four attempts.
Latest Serbia Odds and Betting Tips
Beaten by Brazil in their opener, Serbia know they have easier tasks ahead of them now, and they begin with a game against Cameroon on Monday.
Pretty much, a must win game, they certainly need to get something from it, otherwise their World Cup could be over quickly.
Serbia World Cup Odds and Predictions
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Serbia To Win Outright – 100/1
With Serbia’s pre-tournament outright odds being as they are, it is difficult to make a case for global supremacy in Qatar. Then again, it is not impossible either and especially when you consider the group of players that will be under the watchful eye of manager Dragan Stojkovic.
Because this or any previous iteration of the Serbian side have always been blessed with world-class talent, but unfortunately it is just a little too rough around the edges to truly succeed and this is ultimately the one thing that holds them back.
That and a temperament that is bordering on the wild at the best of times and with cooler heads often not prevailing, this is another thing that constantly works against those who have led the Serbs into battle.
If and this is perhaps a rather big if, the rough edges could be smoothed and temperament could be stabilised, then Serbia could truly mix it with the very best. Then again, this could be too big of an ask by the time they reach Qatar.
Aleksandar Mitrovic Golden Boot – 66/1 (E/W)
Although backing Aleksandar Mitrovic to win the Golden Boot outright may be something of a huge step, there is still a way to extract a decent amount of value and that comes courtesy of an each-way bet instead.
One that if Mitrovic finishes in the top four of the overall charts, will see a quarter of his current odds paid out and if for example, he can fill his shooting boots with an impressive haul against Cameroon, then he will certainly bolster your chances of landing a winner.
Serbia World Cup Group
- Brazil 2-0 Serbia
- 28 November 2022 10:00 – Cameroon vs Serbia
- 2 December 2022 19:00 – Serbia vs Switzerland
Serbia 2022 World Cup Squad
Serbia have chosen their World Cup squad so here is the players that will be representing them in Qatar.
- Goalkeepers: Marko Dmitrovic (Sevilla), Predrag Rajkovic (Mallorca), Vanja Milinkovic-Savic (Torino).
- Defenders: Stefan Mitrovic (Getafe), Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina), Strahinja Pavlovic (Red Bull Salzburg), Milos Veljkovic (Werder Bremen), Filip Mladenovic (Legia Warsaw), Strahinja Erakovic (Red Star Belgrade), Srdjan Babic (Almeria).
- Midfielders: Nemanja Gudelj (Sevilla), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Sasa Lukic (Torino), Marko Grujic (Porto), Filip Kostic (Juventus), Uros Racic (Braga, on loan from Valencia), Nemanja Maksimovic (Getafe), Ivan Ilic (Hellas Verona), Andrija Zivkovic (PAOK), Darko Lazovic (Hellas Verona).
- Forwards: Dusan Tadic (Ajax), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham), Dusan Vlahovic (Juventus), Filip Duricic (Sampdoria), Luka Jovic (Fiortentina), Nemanja Radonjic (Torino).
When it comes to the best players within the current Serbian panel, there are plenty of options to choose from and there also plenty of options in attack. Especially as manager Stojkovic can call upon the services of both Luka Jovic and Aleksandar Mitrovic.
In terms of the former, Jovic will certainly have a point to prove after his big money but forgettable stint at Real Madrid and with Fiorentina now acquiring his services, he will be keen to remind everyone of his goalscoring prowess.
While that prowess was certainly show for Mitrovic last season and after breaking the EFL Championship record for goals in a single season, the Fulham hitman will look for Premier League goals to keep him sharp before going to Qatar.
Add the talents of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in midfield and with him being often linked with a move to one of English football’s giants, this tournament could take him out of the shop window and into a new dressing room by January 2023.
Verdict: How Far Will Serbia Go At The 2022 World Cup?
Group Stage Exit – 4/6
With Serbia once again being paired with both Brazil and Switzerland in this year’s World Cup group stage, there is a sense of déjà vu and with the former of this trio failing to reach the Round of 16 in Russia, history looks like it may repeat itself.
Which means Serbia’s aim of finally making the knockout phase under its latest moniker, is one that will still go unfulfilled and therefore, backing them not to make the Round of 16 at odds of 4/6 is certainly worth your consideration.