Brazil vs Serbia

Brazil vs Serbia: World Cup 2018 betting tips, prediction, odds, kick-off time, team news and line-ups, what TV channel, head to head.

Brazil will be wary of a Serbia team needing a win as both nations look to reach the World Cup knockout stages.

A late win over Costa Rica last time out sees Selecao sitting in pole position, and a point will be enough though top spot will be under threat with Switzerland facing Costa Rica.

Scroll down for Standard Sport’s comprehensive preview…

Group E P W D L F A Pts
Brazil 2 1 1 0 3 1 4
Switzerland 2 1 1 0 3 2 3
Serbia 2 1 0 1 2 2 3
Costa Rica 2 0 0 2 0 3 0
Start time

Brazil take on Serbia at Spartak Stadium, with kick-off scheduled for 7pm BST.

TV, online and live stream coverage
The match will be televised live on ITV. Viewers can stream the match online via the ITV Player.

You will be able to follow the match with Standard Sport’s dedicated LIVE blog

Prediction

Betting tips via Betfair | UK users only | Odds subject to change
Brazil to win 3-0: 11/1
Serbia to win: 6/1
Brazil winning at HT, Draw at FT: 17/1
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Head to head
Brazil and Serbia have met just once before. Brazil won a pre-tournament friendly 1-0 ahead of the 2014 World Cup, with Fred scoring the only goal.

Predicted starting line-ups
Serbia XI: Stojkovic; Rukavina, Ivanovic, Tosic, Kolarov; Matic, Milivojevic, Milinkovic-Savic, Tadic, Kostic; Mitrovic

Brazil XI: Alisson; Fagner, Miranda, Silva, Marcelo; Casemiro, Paulinho; Willian, Coutinho, Neymar; Jesus

Brazil World Cup tiebreakers, Group E scenarios: Pressure on for Neymar’s squad vs. Serbia

Brazil head into their final Group E match top of the group on four points, along with Switzerland, who play eliminated Costa Rica in Nizhny Novgorod.

Serbia, with three points, have little margin for error if they are to progress to the last 16.

“This game is going to be decisive. Our continuity in this tournament depends fundamentally on this match,” said Tite, who is expected to name an unchanged starting XI, but will be without winger Douglas Costa because of a thigh problem.

Brazil’s draw against Switzerland in its first Group E match could come back to haunt it yet. After a thrilling 2-0 win against Costa Rica on Friday that was 0-0 through 90 minutes, Brazil waited with bated breath to see what would happen between Switzerland and Serbia.

The result? Not exactly favorable when it comes to peace of mind.

Switzerland beat Serbia 2-1, giving it four points for the group — tied with Brazil.