Serbia vs Bolivia
Date: Saturday, 9 June 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Merkur Arena, Graz.
The Serbians heavily disappointed fans with a dismal performance in the first of two pre-World Cup tests on Monday when they fell 0-1 to the mixed line-up of Chile. The back-to-back Copa America winners were without their main stars (Arturo Vidal, Alexis Sanchez and Eduardo Vargas) on the day meaning the narrow defeat to such side killed the momentum ahead of the appearance at the biggest stage.
Can the Eagles bounce back and lift the spirits on Saturday when they are set to take on a less popular South African side Bolivia? The clash should give Mladen Krstajic and his men a great chance to boost up the confidence with a comprehensive victory by three or more goals knowing that La Verde head into this with the mixed squad mainly consisted of younger players.
Serbia vs Bolivia: Head-to-head
Serbia and Bolivia are set to take on each other for the first time ever on Saturday.
Serbia vs Bolivia: Predictions
Cesar Farias had no reasons for any satisfaction after his side’s poor display in the 3-0 defeat to the United States last week. Bolivia revealed plenty of defensive holes against a side much weaker than this of Serbia’s and we can just hardly see the South Americans avoiding a tough loss here.
Krstajic started the clash with Chile without his main stars (Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Nemanja Matic and Dusan Tadic) who all came from the bench in the second half. Since the World Cup hopefuls are desperate for the convincing victory to raise the spirits ahead of the opener against Costa Rica, we can expect their strongest squad from the very first minute of the match against Bolivia.
In such circumstances we have to back Serbia to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end as the main betting option at the odds of 1.60. You can also have Serbia to win by two or more goals at 1.57.
Serbia vs Bolivia: Betting Tips
HT/FT Serbia/Serbia @ 1.60
Serbia -1.5 handicap @ 1.57.