Serbia World Cup Betting Preview
Serbia odds and free bets for 2010 World Cup
Serbia have a complicated history as they were formally part of two now disbanded national teams ; Yugoslavia who appeared at nine world cup finals up to 2002 and Serbia Montenegro who appeared at the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany. As an independent nation; Serbia played and won their first match away to the Czech Republic in August, 2006. This will be Serbia’s first world cup finals as an independent nation and most bookmakers including Coral have priced them as 66/1 to win the competition.
Serbia were drawn into Group D, this will be a tough group for the Beli Orlavi (white eagles) as they will face the efficient and tournament specialists Germany, the strong African side Ghana and Australia. Sky Bet prices the Serbs at 10/11 to qualify from the group. Sky Bet also prices them at 4/1 to win the group outright. Totesport offer the best odds for Serbia to qualify at 21/5. If qualification form is anything to go by then the Serbs have every chance of topping Group D at the expense of the fancied Germans.
Serbia were perhaps the surprise nation during the European campaign for World Cup qualification. Serbia topped there group which included group favourites France who had to rely on dubious playoff win at the expense of the Irish to qualify. There was nothing about Serbia’s qualification campaign however; needing a win from the penultimate game against Romania to top the group and guarantee World Cup football Serbia showed their intent with an emphatic 5-0 victory. The Serbs are fancied to reach the Quarter Final stage and Totesport’s odds at 6/1 reflect this.
There are several players in Serbia’s ranks who could lead the team to having a successful World Cup campaign. Firstly at the heart of defence Manchester United’s acclaimed defender Nemanja Vidic will be looking to take his premiership form to the World Cup to aid his nation. The versatile Inter Milan midfielder Dejan Stankovic captains the side and has proved to be a top asset at both club and international football during his illustrious career. Liverpool target Nemanja Jovanovic will lead the line and the striker is priced at 150/1 by William Hill to finish the tournament as top goal scorer. Coach Radomir Antic has managed both Real Madrid and Barcelona; his impressive credentials will be a huge factor in how Serbia perform in South Africa.
Reccomended bets: Pick of the bets for Serbia is offered by Sky Bet at 7/2 for a Serbia victory over Group D favorites Germany.
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