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FIFA WC 2018 | SERBIA vs SWITZERLAND | MATCH PREVIEW

FIFA WC 2018 | SERBIA vs SWITZERLAND | MATCH PREVIEW

SERBIA vs SWITZERLAND: Group E of the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup 2018 gets more intense as the Serbs take on the Swiss for a crucial 3 points. Switzerland qualified for the Round of 16 in the previous edition but went 1-0 against finalists Argentina. After an impressive outing in the first game, containing Brazil to a 1-1 draw, the Swiss will look to extract 3 points off this fixture. The Serbs, however, will have other ideas. The Eagles beat Costa Rica 1-0 in their first game and if they play to their potential a nail-biter is certainly on the cards. Serbia vs Switzerland, an age-old rivalry is all set to reincarnate. If Serbia win they’ll qualify for the knockouts for the very first time. Whose side are you on?

TEAM NEWS

Valon Behrami’s injury scare in the match against Brazil did create doubts about his availability for this fixture. However, he’s been declared fit to play.

Serbia will remain unchanged.

VENUE: KALININGRAD STADIUM

EXPECTED PLAYING 11

SERBIA

Goalkeeper: Vladimir Stojkovic

Defenders: Branislav Ivanovic, Alexandar Kolarov, Nikola Milenkovic, Dusko Tosic

Midfielders: Dusan Tadic, Nemanja Matic, Luka Milivojevic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Adam Ljajic

Strikers: Aleksandar Mitrovic

SWITZERLAND

Goalkeeper: Yann Sommer

Defenders: Stephan Lichsteiner, Fabian Schar, Manuel Akanji, Ricardo Rodriguez

Midfielders: Granit Xhaka, Valon Behrami, Xherdan Shaqiri, Blerim Dzemaili, Steven Zuber,

Strikers: Haris Seferovic

PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR

SERGEJ MILINKOVIC-SAVIC

The 23-year-old Lazio midfielder had an absolute cracker of a season in the Serie A. The Serb scored 12 times and created 3 in the 33 league games in Italy. Since then, he’s been on Manchester United’s radar. Milinkovic-Savic wasn’t at his best in the first game, but the midfielder has remarkable quality and that makes him a player to watch out for. For Serbia to seal this deal, Savic has to hit full throttle.

On FanFight, Savic costs 8.6 credits. Does he make it to your FanFight fantasy team?

XHERDAN SHAQIRI

He’s probably Switzerland’s most dextrous player and the Swiss international team needs him now more than ever. Also known as the Alpine Messi, Shaqiri has all the quality needed to fox defences. With Granit Xhaka turning provider Shaqiri can play up front on the left. He’s got a thunderous left foot and has the ability to score long-range goals. Watch out for this Swiss master.

On FanFight, Shaqiri costs 9.1 credits but he’s a gamble worth taking. 

FANFIGHT FANTASY TEAM FOR SERBIA vs

SWITZERLAND

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STAT ATTACK

The Swiss have lost just one of their last four World Cup games against European nations. A 2-5 defeat against France was their only defeat.

Branislav Ivanovic is now Serbia’s most capped player. The Serb has now played 104 games. He broke Dejan Stankovic’s record for the highest capped Serb international.

Steven Zuber has been involved in six goals in his last six international starts for Switzerland. He’s scored 4 and made 2 in these 6 games.

Aleksandar Mitrovic had 10 shots against Costa Rica but failed to find the net. He’s scored 14 goals in the last 17 matches for the Serbs.

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