Serbia v Scotland betting tips – Serbians could prove too strong

Serbia have never appeared at a European Championship under their own banner, although they have featured at the 2010 and 2018 World Cup finals without making a particularly big impression in either tournament, failing at the group stage.

However, there’s little doubt that the current team have the ability to make an impression at Euro 2020 and they’re big favourites to win their play-off final against Scotland and have the opportunity to test themselves against some of the other leading nations in Europe.

Why Are Serbia Massive Favourites to Win?

Serbia are regarded as a better team than Scotland, with Sergej Milinković-Savić scoring a brace to help them overcome difficult opponents in the form of Norway and the Lazio midfielder has become a key player for his country, with the 25-year-old looking to drive his country forward in Belgrade.

Indeed, home advantage has to count for something for the Serbians despite no supporters to cheer them on at the Red Star Stadium in Belgrade, a ground which would usually generate a noisy partisan atmosphere, although the manager Ljubiša Tumbaković will still be confident they can get the job done.

Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic has an excellent goal record for his country and has featured prominently for the Cottagers since the season began, while the 26-year-old has been able to pilfer 36 goals in 56 international appearances and will look to take advantage of a creaking Scotland defence.

Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic might not have had an opportunity to properly shine in Spain although he can still make an impact, with the evergreen Aleksandar Kolarov able to make an impression when he leads his team out for battle.

Do Scotland Have Any Chance of an Upset?

Scotland have been in the international doldrums for what seems like decades, with a string of managers being unsuccessful in their quest to steer the team to major tournaments and there is now a general acceptance that there’s a lack of quality players in order to help the Scots have a shot at glory.

However, Steve Clarke is now attempting to restore some pride and the Scots managed to negotiate the challenge of Israel in the semi-final at Hampden Park, with the game proving to be goalless for 120 minutes until the home side were able to go through on spot kicks.

There are plenty of players within the squad who play in the English Premier League and that includes Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson, with the Scotland captain able to claim being one of the leading left-backs in the world, while Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney has made the step up from Celtic to the Gunners in a seamless fashion.

Leeds United’s Liam Cooper is also a capable operator and it’s fair to say that the majority of leading players in the squad occupy the defensive positions such as Scott McTominay who holds steady in the central midfield rather than forages forward with any real attacking menace.

Scotland have not qualified for a European Championship since 1996 and they might have their work cut out in Belgrade although they will feel as though they have a puncher’s chance of going through.

What are the Best Bets for This Match?

It might be a dangerous strategy to back Serbia to win this match in ninety minutes considering they needed extra-time to see off Norway, with Scotland turning up and determined to put up plenty of defensive steel in order to find a way past their tough opponents.

As with the other Euro 2020 play-off finals, we think this could be a fairly tight encounter and, if you are looking to back Serbia to win this game, then it might be worth punting them to win to nil. You could also play the correct score market and go for 1-0 or 2-0 in favour of the Serbians.


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