24th March 2021 – 20:45, Stadion Rajko Mitić, Belgrade
Serbia will host Ireland in the premiere round of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers on Wednesday evening. The home side wants to find a place at the final tournament for the second time in a row. On the other hand, the visitors will search for valuable points on the road.
Serbia vs Ireland Match Preview & Team News
It’s a hot beginning of Spring for the Serbian national team. The hosts have a new head coach since their legendary player Dragan Stojkovic Piksi took over the bench. Luka Milivojevic retired from the international career, while the FA president resigned from his function due to suspicions about his involvement in some criminal acts. While all of this happened in just a few days, the fans hope for a much better campaign. Serbia disappointed them in the EURO quals and the latest edition of the UEFA Nations League. The hosts saved themselves from relegation at the last moment, thanks to a 5:0 victory over Russia. However, the Eagles missed the chance to qualify to EURO through playoffs after a defeat against Scotland. Serbia has many talented individuals, but we will see if the new coach and build a strong team as well.
Ireland faces many selection issues, and they will miss several important players in Belgrade. Stephen Kenny needs to put a backup goalkeeper on the line, which is not the only trouble. The visitors are in very poor form since they failed to win nine times in a row. They survived in the UEFA Nations League Division B thanks to the goalless draw against Bulgaria in the closing round. Despite being pretty tight in the back, Ireland has many problems converting their chances into goals. As a consequence, Shane Long and the lads scored just once in six Nations League games. Additionally, they failed to find the back of the net on the previous seven occasions. If they manage to win something from this game, the visitors should be more than happy.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Despite many side-effects that may disrupt the hosts, Serbia is the favorite to win this game. We believe the hosts will meet the expectations and start the campaign with valuable three points.
Goals Market Prediction
Serbia has been poor in the back recently, however, Ireland struggles to beat the oppositions’ goalkeeper. We don’t expect to see too many goals in this game, which should stay under a 2.5 margin.
Serbia vs Ireland
Serbia to win @ 1.70 – Bet now at 1xBet
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.65 – Bet now at 1xBet
Correct score 2:0 @ 6.50 – Bet now at 1xBet
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