In what can probably be a Group E decider at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Serbia will take on Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium on 22nd June. flair is one game where predicting the winner is a difficult task even for the top bookmakers. There is hardly anything that separates the two sides. Both sides rely on their midfield which has a perfect blend of experience and attacking flare. What makes the match more important is the fact that the winner will have one step in the round of 16. Group E has Brazil as the top contender for qualifying to the round of 16 while the second spot remains open for all the three sides who are equally good on paper.
When the stakes are so high, the chances are that the game will keep all the fans on the edge of their seats. With the attacking flare both sides possess, it is expected to see some end to end football. It is one game that no fan would ever like to miss out on. Watching the type of football that is expected from both sides is what all the fans across the world love. To ensure no fan misses out any action from this riveting encounter, we’ve got this little guide covering everything from the schedule to the match predictions.
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Serbia vs Switzerland Live Stream
The live stream channels will go on air around 10-30 minutes before the kick-off for Serbia vs Switzerland. FOX Sports will show the coverage even the preview show on its website’s channel dedicated entirely to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. For the fans of the two sides, RTS and SRG SSR will provide the streaming on their official websites and apps. beIN Sports will again live stream the match to the highest number of people in France and MENA (the Middle East and North Africa) countries. The fans from Asian Subcontinent will be able to watch Serbia vs Switzerland match on Sony’s official app and Sony LIV.
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The Caribbean fans will have to log in to DirecTV’s website to live stream the match on their choice of device. In the UK, the viewers will be provided with both BBC and ITV. African fans will have three online stream channels to choose from, Kwese Sports, Canal+, and SuperSport. Fans from countries where no official live stream is available can google VPN Gateways and get access to any channel of their choice from around the world. fuboTV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and DirecTV have been providing a great option with their Sticky Bundle services to fans who wish to watch the match without cable.
The crucial Group E game between Serbia and Switzerland will be played at the Kaliningrad Stadium on 22nd June 2018 with a scheduled kick-off at 21:00 local time. The Kaliningrad Stadium was supposed to be opened on 22nd March 2018 with an opening game between Schalke and Russian second division side FC Baltika Kaliningrad. However, poor weather conditions prompted the Russian officials to call off the match. The stadium will be able to seat around 35,000 people and will host all the home games for FC Baltika Kaliningrad post the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Serbia and Switzerland will both have a solid midfield which could well turn out to be the deciding factor. The talismanic Swiss legend Xherdan Shaqiri will most likely be playing his last World Cup which will add to the pressure on him. Serbia too will be waving goodbye to their legend Branislav Ivanovic, who’ll become the most capped Serbian before he calls it a day. Here is how the probable XIs for both sides may look like.
Serbia Probable XI:
Stojkovic (GK); Branislav Ivanovic, Kolarov, Rukavina, Stefan Mitrovic; Matic, Tadic, Milivojevic, Ljajic, Tosic; Aleksander Mitrovic
Switzerland Probable XI:
Sommer (GK); Lichtsteiner, Ricardo Rodriguez, Timm Klose, Lang; Behrami, Xhaka, Fernandes, Shaqiri; Mehmedi, Derdiyok
The Serbian fans will have to tune into RTS, their official broadcasters for the 2018 FIFA World Cup to watch their side take on Switzerland. For Swiss fans, the match will be officially broadcasted on SRG SSR. The broadcast will begin with a preview show that will start right after the end of Nigeria vs Iceland game. The fans from America can enjoy the match on FOX Sports, fans from the Asian Subcontinent on Sony ESPN, fans from France and MENA Countries on beIN Sports, fans from Africa on Canal+, Kwese Sports, and SuperSport, fans from the Caribbean on DirecTV, and the local Russian fans on Perviy Kanal. All the official broadcasters will start their official broadcast at least an hour before the kick-off.
Serbia and Switzerland both are as equal as two sides can ever be on a football pitch. Odds and predictions for the game too favor both sides equally. It will only be a matter of who plays better on the day. In defence and midfield, both sides are almost neck to neck with each other. Up front, Switzerland do have a slight edge over Serbia which might give them the three points. Our prediction for this one is Serbia 0-1 Switzerland.