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This game pits next year’s World Cup hosts against an in form Serbia side. In theory, it’s a home banker. Do we see it that way? Find out with our Serbia vs Qatar preview here along with the predictions and free tips we mention along the way.
Serbia vs Qatar: Our best betting tips
Check out our match predictions for the big game.
- To win to nil: Serbia @ 6/5 (2.20)
- HT/FT: Serbia/Serbia @ 11/10 (2.10)
- Both teams to score: No @ 4/6 (1.67)
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
An easy day for the Serbia backline
Serbia have not lost in their last five games; that’s a five game stretch where they have won four and drawn once. They have had a good run this year, losing just once in 12 matches across all competitions. In contrast, Qatar have no wins in their last six games, they’ve drawn once and lost five of those six games. It’s fair to point out that Qatar failed to score in four of those six games; they managed to score just two goals in those six matches. For this reason, we believe that Serbia will win and keep a clean sheet in the process.
Serbia to be far too strong
We would like to mention that these teams met not very long ago; Qatar hosted Serbia two months ago and Serbia won that game comfortably by a 4-0 score line. Serbia have a tendency to start strong having scored first in all of their last five games. In the same vein, Qatar have conceded first in all of their last six games. Serbia have been winning from half-time in three of their last five games whilst Qatar lost four of their last five games from half-time. Considering Serbia scored two goals in each half of the last encounter between these sides, we are making the prediction the hosts lead at both half and full time.
Someone will fail to score
Our final pick for this match-up will be on the BTTS market; we pointed out that Qatar have managed just two goals in their last six games. Due to Qatar’s poor goal scoring form, their games have mostly been one sided. At least one side has blanked in four of Qatar’s last six games. Also, Serbia have been solid defensively, they’ve conceded just three goals in their last five games. Considering Qatar couldn’t manage to score at home against Serbia, it’s unlikely they’ll do so on the road.
The best odds for Serbia vs Qatar
Serbia vs Qatar: Meet the nations
Serbia are on top of their World Cup qualifying group due to an unbeaten seven game run; they will hope to keep that momentum going ahead of their final group game against Portugal. The Orlovi will likely rest some of their best players – like Dusan Vlahovic – in order to avoid injury.
Qatar have managed just one draw in their last six games, losing five of them. They’ll hope to snap that unwanted streak just in time for the Arab Cup later this month. Felix Sanchez will hope to avenge a 4-0 loss to Serbia a couple of months ago. If they get a result then Saad Al-Sheeb will probably need to play a blinder in the sticks.
The final word on Serbia vs Qatar
- Who are favourites to win the match? Serbia
- When is KO? 17:00 GMT
- Where can you watch the match? Discovery+ and Viaplay