Russia vs Serbia Preview, Tips and Odds

Russia will welcome Serbia to Dinamo Stadium in Moscow for their first game in the new edition of UEFA Nations League tournament on Thursday. The teams are seeded in group 3 in the company of Turkey and Hungary.

Russia vs Serbia Head to Head

Head to Head Last game Last games Last games home/away
Russia Draw 2 W/ 2 D/ 0 L 2 W/ 1 D/ 0 L
Serbia Draw 0 W/ 2 D/ 2 L 0 W/ 1 D/ 2 L

Last game between the teams: 05.06.2016 International Friendly: Serbia – Russia 1:1; Aleksandar Mitrovic 88’; Artem Dzyuba 85’
Last game on Russian soil: 15.11.2013 International Friendly: Russia – Serbia 1:1; Aleksandr Samedov 30’; Filip Djordjevic 31’

Worth mentioning: The national teams of Russia and Serbia have met four times in total, with all matches taking place in this century. The most recent encounter dates back to 2016, when the two sides finished in 1:1 stalemate, with the previous one also ending in a draw with the same score. Serbia are still searching for their first triumph over the Russians, as they lost the first two meetings, both away from home. Only the first of all four H2H clashes resulted in over 2,5 goals, while three witnessed goals at both ends.

Russia vs Serbia Stats

As of 31.08 Last game Last 10 games Last 5 games home/away
Russia Win 8 W/ 0 D/ 2 L 4 W/ 0 D/ 1 L
Serbia Draw 5 W/ 3 D/ 2 L 2 W/ 2 D/ 1 L

Last game Russia: 19.11.2019 Euro Qualifications: San Marino – Russia 0:5; Daler Kuzyayev 3’, Sergej Petrov 19’, Aleksey Miranchuk 49’, Aleksey Ionov 56’, Nikolay Komlichenko 78’
Next game Russia: 06.09.2020 EUFA Nations League: Hungary – Russia
Last game Serbia: 17.11.2019 Euro Qualifications: Serbia – Ukraine 2:2; Dusan Radic 9’(penalty), Aleksandar Mitrovic 56’;Roman Yaremchuk 32’, Artem Besiedin 90’
Next game Serbia: 06.09.2020 UEFA Nations League: Serbia – Turkey

Last 10 games GF:GA Over 2.5 goals BTTS Clean sheets
Russia 33-8 8 3 7
Serbia 19-18 7 8 1

Worth mentioning: Russia trashed San Marino with 5:0 in their last match in November of 2019, erasing the bad taste from the heavy 1:4 defeat to Belgium just three days prior. In fact, the Russians had won against every other nation they faced across the last ten outings, recording eight victories in the process, but lost twice to the Belgians. No draw has been registered in the country’s previous thirteen matches. Four of Russia’s last five encounters produced over 2,5 goals, and only one saw both involved teams to hit the back of the nets.
Serbia finished in 2:2 draw with the visiting Ukraine in their last game. Before that match, the Serbs were on a run of four straight victories, achieving hard triumphs with one goal margins against the minnows Luxembourg and Lithuania. They have managed to keep just a single clean sheet across the previous eleven encounters, a clear sign for the team’s defensive issues. All but one of Serbia’s last five games featured over 2,5 goals, and each of the same also witnessed goals scored at both ends.

Russia vs Serbia News

Missing players Russia: No reports of injuries or suspensions.
Missing players Serbia: No reports of injuries or suspensions.

Russia vs Serbia Predictions

Russia to win – 2.37 @ bet365