SER vs SCO Dream11: Serbia takes on Scotland in what is a very important game in determining one of the spots in the upcoming Euros next year. Scotland is desperate to finally qualify for a major tournament and this seems to their best chance. They have won 5 of their last 7 games, winning all of their last 4. Serbia, on the other hand, have just 2 wins in their last 7 games and just one win this year when they beat Norway 2-1. They also finished dead-last in their Nations League group in contrast to their opponents who top their group with a 4-point lead.
Fixture name & competition: Serbia vs Scotland, UEFA Nations League/Euro 2020 Qualifiers
Date & Time: 13th November, 1:15 am (IST)
Venue: Stadion Rajko Mitic, Belgrade
SER – LDWLD
SCO – DWDWW
Head-to-head (last five meetings): Serbia and Scotland have only met twice with Serbia winning one and the other being a draw.
Last meeting: Serbia 2-0 Scotland (World Cup Qualifiers, 26th March 2013)
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network, Sony Liv
A) Serbia Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Nemanja Radonjic and Milos Veljkovic will not feature for Serbia due to injuries. Filip Djuricic tested positive for Coronavirus and will not play against Scotland either.
Doubtful starters: The Serie A players like Nikola Milenkovic and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic await the nod after a Covid-19 outbreak but they are confident about featuring for the SER vs SCO Dream11 Prediction.
Expected changes: Ljubisa Tumbakovic is expected to continue with a back 3 consisting of Nikola Milenkovic, Strahinja Pavlovic and Aleksandar Kolarov. A front three of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic playing behind Dusan Tadic and Aleksandar Mitrovic is likely with a midfield of Darko Lazovic, Nemanja Gudelj, Nemanja Maksimovic and Mihailo Ristic. Aleksandar Katai will be eyeing for a place in the lineup but will most probably start on the bench.
SER Playing 11 (probable):
Marko Dmitrovic (GK)
B) Scotland Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Ryan Fraser and Grant Hanley will be unavailable due to injuries.
Doubtful: Steve Clarke does not have any doubtful players.
Expected changes: Scotland will have a few selection dilemmas starting with the goalkeeping spot as both David Marshall and Craig Gordon will both be eyeing a starting spot. The three-man midfield will be a strong one with Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney, Leeds United’s Liam Cooper and Manchester United’s Scott McTominay forming the backline. Upfront, Clarke will have to choose two out of Lyndon Dykes, Oli McBurnie and Ryan Christie to lead the line. Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson will play on the left flank alongside John McGinn, Ryan Jack and Callum McGregor in midfield.
SCO Playing 11 (probable):
Craig Gordon (GK)
SER vs SCO Today Match Prediction: Who will win SER vs SCO Dream11 match today
Despite their poor form, Serbia is the heavy favourites to win this game with Coral and Betway offering odds of 1.62 for a Serbia win while a win for Scotland is priced at 6.00 and 5.75 respectively. The Scots have a great side that is fit enough to qualify but the lack of cutting edge may see them come short as opposed to Serbia who have players that have experience in these kinds of games. They also have the home advantage but Steve Clarke’s men will rely on their innate desire and will to end their nation’s dry spell on the global stage when they face Serbia in the SER vs SCO Today Match Prediction.
Captain Options –
Dusan Tadic – Tadic has had a very good start to the season with 8 goals and 3 assists in just 10 starts across all competitions and has a goal contribution rate of 76 minutes per contribution. He has provided 36 key passes and created 39 chances so far. He will be tasked with emulating the same form for Serbia as they look to overturn their poor form.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – In a poor Fulham side, Mitrovic has been the only shining light as he has notched up 3 goals and 2 assists in 7 starts this season. He has also scored 2 goals in 3 starts for the Serbian national team making him a big name to watch out for when he comes up against Scotland.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – Milinkovic-Savic has been excellent for Serbia with 3 goals in 2 games with his brace securing the win against Norway and also scored the opening goal in a 2-2 draw against Turkey. He has created 15 goal scoring chances this season, succeeding 8 dribbles while also maintaining a cross accuracy of 36%.
Andrew Robertson – Andy Robertson has been one of the best left-backs in the world over the last few years where he won the Champions League and the Premier League in consecutive years. He has been excellent on both ends of the pitch this season with a goal and assist despite playing in defence, 24 goal-scoring chances 85% pass accuracy complementing his 15 clearances and conceding the least number of goals in the Premier League last season.
John McGinn – Aston Villa has had an excellent start to the Premier League this season and has a goal and 4 assists in just 7 starts which amounts to a goal contribution every 126 minutes. He has also succeeded 13 dribbles and put in 6 accurate crosses while creating 32 goal-scoring chances.
Lyndon Dykes – Lyndon Dykes has scored 3 goals in the Scottish Premier League this season from just 6 shots on target which gives him a goal conversion rate of 50% but it is his record for the Scottish national side which is impressive. He has scored 2 goals and provided 1 assist in the Nations League this season including the winning goal against Slovakia and set up the winning goal against the Czech Republic.
Differential picks –
Nikola Milenkovic – Playing in the heart of the defence, Nikola Milenkovic has been excellent for Fiorentina. He has 39 clearances and 13 interceptions in the Serie A, succeeding 60% of his tackles. He also has a pass accuracy of 90% and Fiorentina has the second most clean sheets in the league conceding only 1.7 goals per game.
Scott McTominay – Scott McTominay has been an underrated workhorse in the Manchester United midfield but slots in perfectly in the Scottish defence. For Scotland, he has a pass accuracy of 81% with 29 clearances and 5 interceptions in just 4 games.