The second round of games descends onto Group G, and our World Cup 2022 predictions look at the fixture between Serbia vs Cameroon. Our online sports betting review for this match will give you some history on both teams and how they have fared with this competition before. We will look at each of the team’s top players and provide you with our latest odds on the most popular betting markets for this Qatar World Cup. Group G is a very tough one to call and with the first round of games over with, the possibility to escape is still very much open. Will there be a winner or is this match too close to call? In our Serbia vs Cameroon prediction, we’ll share with you the facts surrounding this match and tell you where we think the 3 points are going.
Our Serbia vs Cameroon prediction: Serbia to win.
Before the World Cup kicked off, every World Cup predictor had the Serbians as the team that was somewhere in the middle. Of the 32 teams competing, Serbia is the 17th favourite to lift the trophy. At Betiton, our Outright World Cup betting odds give the Serbian national squad odds of 149 to 1. Their current FIFA World Cup ranking is currently 25th, which is a respectable position, and it may well improve during this competition.
World Cup History
Can the country’s past appearances in the tournament help your World Cup predictions? Well, in the case of Serbia, it’s unique because of the politics that comes with the country’s past. Serbia, was formally Yugoslavia, and then became Serbia and Montenegro, and after its independence, Serbia was finally born. Since becoming Serbia, they have made two World Cup appearances, in 2010 and 2018. For both of these, Serbia only reached the Group stages.
Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022
Serbia’s journey to get to the Qatar 2022 World Cup, saw them play 8 qualifier games. The result of this saw them win 6 times and gain 2 draws. They scored 18 goals and conceded 9, so they come into the competition in a really rich vane of form. Here are the results of all their qualifier matches.
|24/03/2021||Serbia vs Ireland||3-2|
|27/03/2021||Serbia vs Portugal||2-2|
|30/03/2021||Azerbaijan vs Serbia||1-2|
|09/10/2021||Serbia vs Luxembourg||4-1|
|07/09/2021||Ireland vs Serbia||1-1|
|09/10/2021||Luxembourg vs Serbia||0-1|
|12/10/2021||Serbia vs Azerbaijan||3-1|
|14/11/2021||Portugal vs Serbia||1-2|
Serbia Players to Watch
The Serbia team has many good players that can make an impact with this match, which may influence you in other football betting markets. Here are the three players we think could assist Serbia in picking up 3 points.
- Aleksandar Mitrovic: Position: Striker. 74 caps, 46 goals, 5 assists, and 18 bookings. A very dangerous strike in the form of his career. Will be deadly in this game and his stats back that. If he isn’t scoring goals, he’s getting booked.
- Dusan Tadic: Position: Left Wing. 88 caps, 18 goals, and 32 assists. A quick defender that will look to trigger pivots from defence to attack and has a great goal record and master of assists. He will be vital in helping Serbia pick up the 3 points.
- Sergej Milinkovic-Savic : Position: Centre Midfield. 34 caps, 6 goals, and 7 assists. Plays a solid role in the midfield and will help to put a press on the Cameroon players. Does attack more than defend, so will be key in the press in off-ball situations.
Will your World Cup bets be backing the South African nation? They have come into this tournament with a busy schedule now behind them, having had to juggle the African Nations Championship and World Cup Qualifiers all throughout 2021 and 2022. Now finally here, what will the team bring to the Group? If we look at the AFCON competition, they got through that group with no losses. They reached the finals, which were lost on penalties. They could still bring that energy and right now, they come with Outright odds of 199 to 1. This ranks them as the 23rd favourite to win the competition.
World Cup History
Does form determine how you make your football predictions? Well, it shouldn’t be simply ignored. They first appeared in the 1982 Cup, but their next appearance in 1990 is one of cultural significance. Cameroon was pushed into the spotlight, led by Roger Milla, Cameroon brought a brilliant mix of passion and flare. They would go further in the competition than any South African nation had done before. They reached the Quarter-finals and ended up in 7th place. Sadly, it could never be replicated. Since they failed to qualify for the 2006 and 2018 competitions and those they did qualify for, they never made it beyond the Group stages.
Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022
Getting to Qatar and the World Cup, Cameroon played a 6-game knockout round. upon completion, they played a two-leg qualifier game. During this time, they won 5 of their 6 games and scored 12 goals with 3 conceded. The knock-out game was against Algeria, who did win the first leg, and it was the away goals in the second leg that sealed their place among the World Cup’s final 32 nations. Here’s how their progression looked.
|03/09/2021||Cameroon vs Malawi||2-0|
|06-09-2021||Ivory Coast vs Cameroon||2-1|
|08/10/2021||Cameroon vs Mozambique||3-1|
|11/10/2021||Mozambique vs Cameroon||0-1|
|13/11/2021||Malawi vs Cameroon||0-4|
|16/11/2021||Cameroon vs Ivory Coast||1-0|
|25/03/2022||Cameroon vs Algeria||0-1|
|29/03/2022||Algeria vs Cameroon||1-2|
Cameroon Players to Watch
Is there a star player that Cameroon can turn to? Do they have the right depth to make important substitute changes that can impact the game? We pick the three players we think can have an important role against the Serbians. You may also consider them for other betting markets if you wish to broaden your scope on what you wager your money on.
- Karl Toko Ekambi: Position: Left Wing. 51 caps, 12 goals, and 3 assists. Perhaps the best player right now in the Cameroon team has a good goal ratio and will look to add to that. Against Serbia, he will cut into the middle of the field to make connecting passes. Dangerous in attack but prone to a booking.
- Vincent Aboubakar: Position: Striker. 87 caps, 33 goals, 6 assists, and 7 yellows. Full of experience and will need to be provided the chances if there is to be a chance for them to take 3 points. Good ariel threat and will sometimes take free kicks.
- Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting: Position: Striker. 70 caps, 18 goals, and 4 assists. Will most likely be used as a sub but doesn’t diminish what he brings to the team. At 33, he has the experience, and should there be a draw at 70 minutes, he can come on and change the game.
Serbia vs Cameroon Betting Odds
At Betiton we have hundreds of WC 2022 betting odds that you can pick to put your money on. Every action of the game can be predicted. There are two really popular markets, and they are the Match Winner (WDW) and a goals prediction market called Over/Under 2.5 goals. With this, you will be guessing if there are going to be 2 or fewer goals, or more than 2 scored. Below are the current odds for these markets that you can use to make immediate bets on.
|Serbia to Win||Cameroon to Win||Draw|
Over/Under 2.5 Goals
|Over 2.5 Goals||Under 2.5 Goals|
Who Will Win? Serbia vs Cameroon Prediction
Who will win this FIFA World Cup tie? Our football predictions are on the fence with this. Serbia has the stronger side, but Cameroon’s form is better. Plus, the African side has more game time together. It’s almost too close to call, we want to say a draw, but Serbia could steal it by a single goal.
Our Serbia vs Cameroon Betting Tips
If you want to improve your World Cup football betting, the following are our World Cup tips for this match: if you want to bet on a score, 2-1 to Serbia seems possible, but it will be a tight game. If you settle with just betting on the winner, then why not combine your bet with other matches going on and form your own bespoke bet slip? Acca (accumulator) betting offers up huge returns once you start adding 5 or more selections to the same bet slip and place a bet on all games combined, rather than singles. Head into our other match predictions for this World Cup and boost your potential returns.