All odds accurate at the time of publishing on 17th November 2020.
Russia or Draw @ 4/9
Up until October, Russia had only lost 1 of their previous 11 matches, and that was to world No.1 ranked side, Belgium, and they’d scored 38 goals in those matches. However, since then, they’ve failed to win in 5 matches, losing twice and scoring only 4 goals. Two of those goals came at the weekend as they went down 3-2 to Turkey in Istanbul, but they may be up against a side who are in even worse shape in Serbia. The Serbs haven’t won a game in normal time in over a year, with their last win coming against Luxembourg, who they beat 3-2 on November 14th last year. Ljubisa Tumbakovic’s side have failed to win 5 of their last 7 home games and will have to make history if they are to change that record. Serbia have never beaten Russia in the 7 encounters between the nations. The Russians have won 3 of those matches, including the most recent — a 3-1 win in Moscow in September. With everything to play for in this group, this one could be an open game, but we fancy the Russians to pile on the misery for Serbia and inflict another disappointing home result. Russia or draw is 4/9 with Coral.
Over 1.5 Goals @ 20/51
There have been a hatful of goals in Russia’s last 10 matches, with 34 scored in total, and 21 of those have been scored by Russia themselves. Those goals have meant that they’ve now got a pretty consistent record in the over 1.5 goals market, with 12 of their last 14 away games and 9 of their last 11 matches overall producing 2 or more goals. Serbia’s games have been somewhat similar, with 27 goals in their last 10 games, whilst 9 of their last 12 home games and 16 of their last 19 overall have seen at least 2 goals scored. Both sides will be going for broke in this one and it could be an open game, so we’re backing over 1.5 goals at 20/51 with 10Bet.
Both Teams to Score: Yes @ 87/100
Both of these sides have a pretty consistent scoring record, with Serbia having only failed to score in 3 of their last 19 games, whilst Russia have only failed to hit the back of the net in 2 of their last 17 matches. Serbia, in particular, have seen both teams score in their games regularly, with goals at both ends in 9 of their last 12 home games and in 15 of their last 19 games overall. Both teams have also scored in 5 of Russia’s last 7 matches and we’re tipping this game to continue that trend. Both teams to score in this one is 87/100 with Ruby Bet.