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Australia vs Serbia – teams announced

| 23.06.2010

Each manager welcomes a player back from suspension for the Australia v Serbia match, which kicks off at 7.30pm.

After a red card in his first game Tim Cahill is recalled to a side desperate for goals. He’s 7/1 to score first.

Brett Holman, Australia’s goal-scorer from the Ghana match, makes way. Suspended Harry Kewell is replaced by tall striker Josh Kennedy, an 8/1 shot to score first.

Defender Michael Beauchamp comes in for Craig Moore, who picked up his second tournament yellow in the last game.

Serbia bring back Aleksandar Lukovic who was sent off for a second booking against Ghana, and replace Aleksandar Kolarov, on a yellow, with Zeljko Obradovic at left-back.

Milos Ninkovic continues in midfield in a 4-5-1 formation while the man who vanquished Germany, Milan Jovanovic, also starts. He’s the 6/1 favourite to open the scoring.

With three sendings off in these teams’ four games it may be worth putting a bet on another man walking early here. It’s 6/4 for a red card to be shown.

Teams in full

Australia: Schwarzer, Wilkshire, Neill, Beauchamp, Carney, Culina, Cahill, Valeri, Emerton, Kennedy, Bresciano

Serbia: Stojkovic, Vidic, Ivanovic, Lukovic, Obradovic, Kuzmanovic, Stankovic, Krasic, Jovanovic, Ninkovic, Zigic

Can Australia do the unthinkable and get the four-goal win required? It’s 100/1 for a 4-0 Aussie win. See the full Australia v Serbia match betting market.



John Klee