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Serbia vs Ireland: Prediction and Betting Tips

19:45, Mar 24 2021
Serbia vs Ireland prediction for Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier clash at Stadion Rajko Mitić in Belgrade. Serbia host Ireland in the first round of Group A matches. Follow on for our free prediction and betting tips.

Serbia to have a good start in the WCQ

Serbia will be looking for a 4th participation in the world Cup in their history with a winning start against Ireland. With Portugal being in the same group, coach Ljubisa Tumbakovic knows they might have to battle Ireland for the second ticket in this group that takes them to the playoffs.

Hence, Serbia will want to be in the same form as they were in their last competitive match against Russia when they won 5-0. In that match, Serbia scored four goals in the first half and were very effective in attack scoring five of their eight shots at goal.

Coach Tumbakovic has a very prolific scoring team at his hand with players like Jovic, Vlahovic, and Tadic, Serb fans have high expectations that this trio can take them to Qatar in 2022.

Ireland to bounce back from a bad spell

It hasn’t been a good spell for Ireland as they have gone winless in eight competitive matches dating back to November 2019. Ireland must improve if they want to qualify for the World cup for the fourth time in their history.

Coach Stephen Kenny must find solutions for his team’s goalscoring record. The Irish team has scored just two goals in eight matches. Although their defense has let in only six goals in those eight games the lack of goal scoring has been the main reason for the lack of recent success.

In their last match against Bulgaria at home which finished 0-0, Ireland had 55% of ball possession and from 7 goal attempts, they had zero shots on goal which shows their weakness in front of goal.

Key Stats

  • Serbia have won one of their last five home games
  • Serbia have scored in six of their last eight home matches
  • Ireland have lost their last three away matches
  • Ireland have failed to score in their last six matches

Serbia vs Ireland Prediction

Both of these teams have not been in good form, although Serbia broke a spell of eight winless games by beating Russia 5-0, Ireland are yet to find a win in eight matches.

Serbia are favorites to win this match with the bookies paying 1.65 for an outright Serbia win. We think Serbia have a better team than Ireland and are more capable of winning this match due to their strong attacking players who play in leading European clubs.

Serbia vs Ireland Betting Tips

Home Win 1.65 or 13/20 at William Hill

Both Teams to Score No 1.61 or 8/13 at William Hill

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