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World Cup: Serbia v Switzerland Free Bets, Betting Tips & Preview

Serbia and Switzerland meet in their final Group G game on Friday evening, and both sides are still within a chance of making the Round of 16.

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Brazil have already punched their ticket to the knockout stages, and we are assuming they will get all three points against Cameroon to go through with an unblemished record.

Naturally, Serbia v Switzerland will have the feeling of a knockout game, and one that will both sides will be eager to win, rather than relying on favours from the Selecao.

In terms of injury news, Serbia have no fresh concerns, while Xherdan Shaqiri is expected to return after sitting out the last match with a muscle problem.

This has all the ingredients to be a compelling contest, and to guide you, we have dived into the betting markets, and foraged a couple of tips for you to explore.

Switzerland to come out on top

The Swiss have been far from prolific at this year’s edition of the World Cup, netting just once, but they gave Brazil a good run for their money before a late Casemiro header proved to be the difference.

Serbia, meanwhile, should have collected all three points against Cameroon, but they relinquished a 3-1 lead, and that could come back to haunt them.

The Swiss are usually tactically organised, and there is a bit of history between these two sides, as they both faced each other four years ago when Switzerland came from behind to register a 2-1 win.

There will be moments of course where it will be cagey, and whoever handles the occasion better, will edge things.

I have a hunch that Switzerland will bag all three points in a 1-0 win, which is available at 17/2 with bet365. Should they do so, it will be the fourth time in their past five appearances at the World Cup that they have reached the Round of 16.

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Switzerland to beat Serbia 1-0

Charles likes a narrow win for the Swiss

Granit Xhaka to score a screamer

Although Breel Embolo will be the focal point of Switzerland’s attack, they have several players that can pop up with a moment of magic.

With over 100 caps to his name, and appearing in his third World Cup, Xhaka won’t want his adventure to end anytime soon.

Xhaka, of course, can be a driving force for the Swiss, and he is renowned for scoring screamers.

He’s never afraid to try his luck from distance, and I fancy him to hit the target. If you like the Goalscorer markets, then you can find a price of 11/1 with William Hill for Xhaka to score from the outside of the area, which may be too tempting to ignore. This is more likely than Xhaka scoring with a header, and he is trading at 28/1 to do so with the same bookie.

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Granit Xhaka to score from outside the box - 11/1

A Xhaka screamer is fancied by Charles

Charles Perrin

Charles Perrin

Charles is an experienced sports betting content producer providing bespoke content, specialising in golf and football