Lithuania vs Serbia Match Analysis & Prediction
10/09/2023 9:45 pm
After a midweek setback left Serbia second in Group G of Euro 2024 qualifying, they travel to face winless Lithuania on Sunday, aiming to provide an immediate response.
After coming through their first three Euro 2024 qualifiers unbeaten, Serbia faced Hungary on Thursday, but the events did not unfold as they had planned at the Marakana.
The teams met in Belgrade sitting on seven points apiece after June’s fixtures, and despite taking the lead, Serbia could not prevent Hungary heading home with all three points.
As a result, neighbours Montenegro – one of two teams the Eagles overcame in their opening two matches – have pulled to within two points in the standings.
There are just four rounds remaining to battle it out for a top-two finish, which would guarantee a spot in Germany next summer, so Serbia cannot afford to let things slip any further.
Still in search for their first victory of the qualification campaign, Lithuania have lost two and drawn two in Group G so far.
Any distant dreams of upsetting the odds and making a push for the top two have long since ended, and even a spirited 2-2 draw with Montenegro in midweek leaves them languishing second-bottom of the standings, only ahead of Bulgaria on goals scored.
After they let a lead slip to trail heading into stoppage time on Thursday, Fedor Cernych scored a late equaliser to delight the home fans in Kaunas, but their national team are still seeking an end to a long winless streak.
Fourteen matches have now passed since Lithuania’s last win, which came against San Marino over a year ago, and campaigns in the UEFA Nations League and Baltic Cup have both come and gone without a single victory.
Lithuania vs. Serbia Head to head
In the nine previous meetings between these two teams, Lithuania have claimed one victory while Serbia have won eight. Serbia have scored 21 goals and conceded five in the process.
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Lithuania Team News
Following his point-saving intervention off the bench on Thursday, Fedor Cernych could be promoted to the hosts’ starting lineup, but few other changes are expected.
Lithuania’s most experienced player, 88-cap Arvydas Novikovas, should start on the wing this weekend.
Lithuania's Last 5 Matches
Serbia Team News
Although neither was able to score against Hungary last time out, Serbia’s strikeforce could again be comprised of Dusan Vlahovic and all-time top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic on Sunday.
Fulham’s Sasa Lucic and Aleksa Terzic of Red Bull Salzburg were among those cut from the Eagles’ preliminary squad.
Serbia's Last 5 Matches
Lithuania vs. Serbia: Odds and Predictions
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