Brazil, who earned a hard-fought victory against Costa Rica netting two late goals, need at least a point more to ensure a place in the Round of 16. A defeat to Switzerland has now made things complex for Serbia who now need to grab a win against the Selecao to secure a knockout place.
Brazil, the record five-time World Champions will be looking to finish as group leaders and the urgency of securing all three points is expected to exhibit an end-to-end encounter. Serbia won their first-game versus Costa Rica but suffered a defeat against the Swiss despite having an early lead in an enthralling encounter. Switzerland, on the other hand, have drawn against the Selecao and are tipped to continue their winning streak against depleted Costa Rica. These three teams, therefore, have a lot to play for and the Wednesday night contest is likely to offer another exciting ninety minutes of football.
Serbia vs Brazil Injury Update:
Brazil have a couple of significant absentees in midfielder Fred who is still recovering from a training injury whereas a muscle strain is set to keep Douglas Costa out for a while. Danilo, the right-back who missed the Costa Rica outing, will continue to remain sidelined for the Serbia game.
Serbia vs Brazil Probable Lineups:
Serbia vs Brazil Last Meeting:
Their only meeting occurred in a pre-World Cup friendly four years back when the Selecao clinched a narrow win thanks to the solitary goal from Fred.
Serbia vs Brazil Key Players:
Dusan Tadic has been in sparkling form for the Serbs but all eyes will be on Sergej Milinković-Savić, the midfield sensation, who is valued well above £100m by his side Lazio, yet the clubs are lining up bids to acquire the NxGn superstar of European football. Also, the experience of Nemanja Matic, Aleksandar Kolarov and Branislav Ivanovic will matter the most if they go on clinching a memorable win.
Although Neymar has been Brazil’s ‘Poster Boy’ for quite a few years, it’s Philippe Coutinho who stole the limelight via his game-changing display on both of their previous encounters. Roberto Firmino has been a threat from the bench too but Gabriel Jesus, the Manchester City youngster, needs to step up and convert his chances into goals.
Serbia vs Brazil Head-To-Head Stats:
Serbia Win: 0
Brazil Win: 1
Serbia vs Brazil Current Form (Latest Result First):
Serbia vs Brazil Live Streaming:
The game is scheduled on Wednesday from 11:30 p.m. IST and will be telecast on Sony network and also in the Sony Liv app. However, for online streaming links, send us a message to our official Facebook page.