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Serbia World Cup Odds


Claudio Fortuna

Updated: Nov 14, 2022

It might be a difficult World Cup for Serbia, having been drawn in Group G with the tournament favourites Brazil, Switzerland, and Cameroon.

However, they have one of their best teams in generations and can certainly cause trouble for some big teams if they play their best football this winter.

Forward players Dusan Tadic and Milinkovic-Savic spearhead a high-quality attack that dominated its World Cup qualifying group, impressively edging top spot over Portugal by three points.

Conversations of classic World Cups might fail to focus on the Balkan nation, but it would be unfair not to consider them as a country with World Cup heritage.

When competing as part of Yugoslavia, they finished in fourth place twice while making it to a further three quarter-finals.

Serbia Team Odds To Win World Cup

A tough Group G sees Serbia come up against Brazil, Switzerland, and Cameroon, and while not favourites to qualify, they are certainly in the battle for second place.

Of course, nothing is guaranteed at a major tournament, especially at a World Cup, but it looks as if Brazil will take the top spot. Serbia are the underdogs in their match against the South Americans at 6/1 (+600) – original odds: 13/2 (+650)  and at 11/2 (+550) to be the Group G winner.

To qualify from their group, Serbia are third favourites at 6/5 (+120), with Switzerland appearing to be their biggest threat for the second spot, assuming Brazil wins the group.

Reaching a quarter-final and semi-final looks to be unlikely for Serbia at 4/1 (+400) – original odds: 9/2 (+450) – and 14/1 (+1400) – original odds: 12/1 (+1200) – respectively, which is understandable when considering they are ranked 21st in the world.

Serbia are 40/1 (+4000) – original odds: 50/1 (+5000) – to make it to the final and 90/1 (+9000) to go all the way this year.

How To Bet On Serbian Team In Qatar

If you want to bet on Serbia at the World Cup, it is vital to pick the right bets for the right occasion.

There are a large number of different markets to choose from when betting on a football match so it is important you understand each one to have the best chance of placing a successful bet.

We have compiled a list of some of the most popular bets you can choose from when placing bets on Serbia during the World Cup in Qatar.

Player Prop Bets

A player prop bet is a bet that is placed on a single player and their performance in a match.

For example, during a Serbia game, you could place a bet on Dusan Tadic to be the first goalscorer, bag a goal at any time during the match, or even score a hat-trick.

Team Prop Bets

A team prop bet is similar to a player prop bet but is based on a team’s performance during a game rather than just one player’s.

It should be noted that in some instances, this might not necessarily include the final outcome of the match.

For instance, during a Serbia game against Switzerland, you could place a bet on them to score three goals in the match or to avoid conceding.

Asian Handicap

An Asian handicap bet gives one team in a fixture a virtual handicap which, as a result, brings the odds closer together.

One of the sides playing is given a head start, which effectively puts them ahead by a pre-decided amount of goals before the game has started.

For example, if Serbia were playing Cameroon at the World Cup, they would be the likely favourites, so the handicap could be 1.5 goals, with Serbia on -1.5 goals and Cameroon on +1.5 goals.

Whichever side then scores the most goals with the handicap applied is the victor.

If Serbia were to win 2-0 and you bet on Serbia, the bet would be successful as they have ‘covered’ the handicap. However, if the match ends 2-1 to Serbia, your wager would be a losing one.

Goal Lines

A goal lines bet is a bet on the total number of goals that will be scored in a match.

For example, during a Serbia game against Switzerland at the World Cup, you may feel that there will be few clear-cut chances, with both sides keen to avoid defeat.

You might therefore then bet on there to be just one goal scored.

Totals Bets

A total bet lets you wager on over or under the number of goals scored during a fixture at the World Cup.

For instance, during a Serbia game against Cameroon at the World Cup, a bookmaker could predict there to be two goals scored.

You can then bet on whether you think there will be more or fewer goals scored in the match than the two projected.

How To Sign Up At Sportsbook & Place A Bet On Serbia

If you have decided you would like to place a bet on Serbia at this year’s World Cup, it is an easy process to then make the wager.

Traditionally, you could have walked into a bookmaker but online betting is proving to be the best option in modern times, with online gambling being a virtually seamless process.

Online bookmakers allow you to place bets more easily, track odds and price shifts in real-time, and find offers and promotions that could be of benefit.

The first step would be to open an account with one of the online bookmakers.

You should, however, first, take a look around online to see which one best suits your requirements and has the best sign-up offers.

Now that you are signed up and have worked out which market you would like to bet on, Dusan Tadic to assist Serbia against Cameroon for example, you should then add this particular bet to your betting slip.

Here are five easy steps to follow to do just that:

  1. Pick the odds you like and ‘add’ to your online ‘betting slip’.
  2. Choose the amount of money you would like to put down in the relevant area.
  3. You may need to deposit some money. Choose the amount you would like to deposit in the relevant area and hit ‘deposit’. You will be prompted to do this during the process if you haven’t already done so.
  4. If you already have money in your account choose how much you would like to wager and hit ‘place bet’. If you don’t have sufficient funds, follow the prompts which will guide you through the necessary steps to deposit the remaining money to pay for your bet.
  5. Make sure you keep an eye on your bet slip as, depending on which bookmaker you went with and the bet you placed, you might have the option to cash out early.

Serbia Team Overview For Qatar

Drawn with the tournament favourites Brazil, Serbia faces a tough Group G and goes into the Qatar World Cup alongside the South American side as well as Switzerland and Cameroon.

Though they aren’t favourites to escape their group, Serbia has a good side with a very dangerous attack, playing some of the nation’s best football in several years.

Serbia has a great World Cup history if you include their time as part of Yugoslavia.

Their best finish of fourth place was achieved in the first-ever World Cup in 1930 and they repeated the feat in 1962, while they have also made it to three other quarter-finals in their time.

Key Football Players

Qatar will feature one of the best Serbia squads of recent years and perhaps of all time.

Good teams produced by the Serbs in the past have often revolved around one elite player who was usually the biggest threat for them on the pitch.

This year, however, is a different story.

Serbia has a series of high-quality players across all areas of the pitch and is able to produce a team that can all chip in with goals and assists.

Highlights of a very dangerous attack and midfield are Ajax’s Dusan Tadic, Dusan Vlahovic and Filip Kostic of Juventus, Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrović and Lazio’s Sergej Milinković-Savić.

This standout quintet is talented in all areas of attacking football and all have a keen ability in dribbling and passing.

Tadic, who has played in the Premier League, has been in good form this year and scored 16 and assisted 22 goals last season.

Strength in midfield is another key aspect of Serbia’s recent success. Nemanja Matic, for whom both Chelsea and Manchester United appear on his CV, backs up Milinković-Savić and helps create a physical presence that is hard to break down.

Serbia does, however, lack a high-quality defence or goalkeeper, an area that could cost them in Qatar.

Injury List

Serbia have a few injury problems to worry about as we approach the commencement of the tournament.

Ivan Ilic, Darko Lazovic, Andrija Zivkovic and Erhan Masovic have all picked up injuries over the past month, with no definitive date given for either of their returns.

Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic is also carrying a knock, but he is expected to be fit for their tournament opener against Brazil. 

Coaching & Technical Staff

Dragan Stojković is Serbia’s manager. Stojković is an ex-player who played for the Serbian/ Yugoslavian national team in the 1980s and 1990s and was widely considered one of the best players of all time in the nation.

He played for Red Star Belgrade as a youth player and was thought to be an exciting young prospect when he went to the French side Marseille.

Unfortunately for him, he struggled with injuries throughout his career and arguably never reached his full potential.

However, since taking charge of the Serbian team as manager in 2021 he has proven he understands elite football.

He has guided the side into a position where they are full of confidence, display a winning mentality and produce the quality and levels of discipline required to beat top sides.

Stojković is supported by Bratislav Zivkovic and Goran Djorovic as his assistant managers, and as a team, they have cultivated an attacking 3-5-2 formation that is proving to be difficult to break down even for the best teams.

Serbia Team Road To Qatar

Serbia was put into Group A of European qualifying with Portugal, Azerbaijan, Luxembourg, and Republic of Ireland – a group that, for a team of Serbia’s stature, had quite a few winnable fixtures.

This proved to be the case as Serbia successfully overcame Luxembourg and Azerbaijan twice as well as claiming an impressive draw and dramatic final-game win over Portugal.

Going into the final game of the qualifying campaign against Portugal, joint on points with an inferior goal difference, Serbia could only claim automatic qualification to Qatar with a victory.

A second-minute Portugal opener put the possibility of an upset in doubt as they went on to dominate the opening stages.

Serbia didn’t give up, though, and clawed back an equaliser in the 33rd minute through Dusan Tadic, putting the momentum back in their favour.

It wasn’t until the 90th minute, though, that the Balkan nation netted again with a dramatic headed winner from Aleksandar Mitrović that sent the Serbia fans in the ground into pandemonium.

The rest of their qualifying campaign was also impressive, with Serbia registering six wins and two draws in eight games in total.

Serbia’s World Cup History

Including during their time as part of Yugoslavia, Serbia has appeared in 13 World Cups over the years.

In the early years of the World Cup, as Yugoslavia, they were a force of high quality and one that featured heavily in the competition, claiming considerable success.

In the very first edition of the World Cup in 1930, Yugoslavia, as one of the first FIFA members, were invited to take part and made it to the semi-finals, where they lost 6-1 to hosts Uruguay.

They were awarded fourth place, missing out on third to the United States on goal difference. They then repeated the trick in 1962.

Throughout their history, they have made it to the World Cup quarter-finals or further five times.

However, Serbia they have never advanced past the group stage – something they’ll be looking to rectify in Qatar.

Serbian Fans

The fans of the Balkan nation’s football team are typical of those across the region and much of Europe. They are loud, passionate, and travel in their masses to big matches anywhere in the world.

They are known for bringing flares and large amounts of flags to matches, as well as for chanting raucously throughout to create an intimidating atmosphere.

They also aren’t afraid to use football, and especially the elite stage, to make comments on political happenings in their country.


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