The fight against relegation becomes alive this week on the final matchday of the UEFA Nations League for Serbia. The side play host to Russia on Wednesday in the battle of League B Group 3 with kickoff at 10:45 pm.
Russia remains winless in their last five international matches. However, a win this Wednesday could elevate the side to secure top spot in the group with a win away from home.
Serbia’s hopes of surviving in the group get slim especially after their 1-1 draw to Hungary on Sunday. Marseille winger Nemanja Radonjic opened the scoring account for the visitors in the early minutes of the game. It was unfortunate when Zsolt Kalmar equalized before the half time break.
The lack of a win on Sunday means Ljubisa Tumbakovic’s side needs to beat Russia. The side will be hoping to net three goals in the match while hoping Hungary make a home win in their fixture against Turkey.
The Eagles continue their struggle in this year’s competition. Also, the side failed to register a win in their past five matches. In the process, the side has only managed to net four goals.
Russia tested their first defeat in League B Group 3 on Sunday following their 3-2 loss to Turkey. Russia only needs one victory to secure their promotion. The side is winless in their last three UEFA Nations League games.
Serbia vs Russia Head to Head
Both sides have five games against each other with Russia taking home three wins while Serbia without a win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Hungary 1-1 Serbia
Serbia 1-1 Hungary
Turkey 2-2 Serbia
Serbia 0-1 Hungary
Norway 1-2 Serbia
Turkey 3-2 Russia
Moldova 0-0 Russia
Russia 0-0 Hungary
Russia 1-1 Turkey
Russia 1-2 Sweden
Serbia Team News
Serbian goalkeepers Marko Dmitrovic and Predrag Rajkovic have been rotated in recent matches with Rajkovic looking set to get the nod between the sticks. Captain Aleksandar Kolarov will be under assessment after missing their last clash with Hungary due to a muscle injury.
Russia Team News
Defender Vyacheslav Karavaev looks set to get a recall to replace the suspended Andrei Semyonnov. Goalkeeper Anthon Shunin remains sidelined for the visitors; thus Guilherme will take up the role between the sticks. Striker Artem Dzyuba sets to get locked out of the starting XI.
Prediction and Odds
Russia remains unbeaten against Serbia in their last five encounters with their promotion insight, we expect a positive result.
Goals Over 2.5
Both Teams to Score