Russia vs Serbia Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | Friendlies

Russia vs Serbia Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | Friendlies

Russia welcomes high-flying Serbia for a friendly mid-week encounter at Moskva.

Russia Vs Serbia Preview

  • Date: 21/03/2024
  • Day: Thursday
  • Kick Off: 5:00 pm GMT
  • Venue: VTB Stadium

Last year, Russia had a memorable European qualification campaign, winning eight out of ten games and finishing just behind leaders Belgium in second place, holding onto a perfect record. Moreover, after scoring in all 10 games, Russia managed to grab the headlines alongside Belgium, who were impressive nonetheless.

Russia Vs Serbia during previous Nations League tournament
(Credits: Getty)
Russia Vs Serbia during UEFA Nations League (Credits: Getty)

Fortune did not favor the Serbians as much as the Russians in their draw, as they finished behind Ukraine and Portugal in third place. A bitter season saw both sides score in their highly contested seven out of eight games.

The Serbians are generally a team proficient in front of goal, as they have a track record of scoring in 27 out of their 31 international games. Expecting Serbia to score against Russia this week is natural, but a clean sheet is out of the picture as they have conceded in their last 10 games.

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Russia Vs Serbia Injury news

Russia will miss out Vyacheslav Karavaev (Illness), Nikolai Komlichenko (Leg injury), Maksim Mukhin(Cruciate ligament injury), Daniil Utkin(Leg injury) and Anton Shunin (Physical discomfort)

Serbia will only miss out Ivan Ilic (Knee injury)

Russia Vs Serbia Predicted Lineups

Russia: Safonov; Diveev, Morozov, Kharin, Khlusevic, Barinov, Golovin, Zakharyan, Kuzyaev, Miranchuk, Chalov, Tyukavin

Serbia: Perovic; Milenkovic, Nastasic, Pavlovic, Masovic, Terzic, Milinkovic-Savic, Zivkovic, Tadic, Lukic, Mitrovic

Russia Vs Serbia Head-to-Head

Russian football team in action (Credits: Getty)
Russian team in action (Credits: Getty)

Russia 2 Wins 2 Draws 1 Wins Serbia

November 19, 2020

UEFA Nations League B Grp. 3

Serbia 5 – 0 Russia

September 4, 2020

UEFA Nations League B Grp. 3

Russia 3 – 1 Serbia

June 5, 2016


Russia 1 – 1 Serbia

November 15, 2013


Russia 1 – 1 Serbia

August 10, 2011


Russia 1 – 0 Serbia

Russia Vs Serbia Betting Odds


  • Russia- 2.78
  • Draw- 2.97
  • Serbia- 2.67

Russia Vs Serbia Prediction

Considering all statistics, both teams are likely to find the back of the net in Thursday’s encounter. However, when observing the current form of the sides, a draw seems probable. The last two meetings between Russia and Serbia ended in draws. Some standout performances from last year, such as Serbia’s successive 1-1 draws in Germany and Portugal, highlight their resilience on away soil.

Predicted scoreline: Russia 1 – 1 Serbia

Where To Watch Russia Vs Serbia

For those fans keen on seeing Russia take on Serbia, here’s a guide on where to catch the game


Sport 24 Extra


Eleven Sports 1 Belgium

United States:

FOX Sports App


Fox Sports 2


Sony Sports Ten 2


Fubo TV


Fubo TV

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