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Friday at the World Cup: Serbia and Switzerland look well-matched

| 22.06.2018

Favourites Brazil were held to a draw by Switzerland in their Group E opener. And Neymar and co. will be aiming to grab three vital points against Costa Rica today.

That’s the first of the day’s three games, and you can click here for a full preview of that game.

But that all-Americas clash is followed by two crucial clashes, starting with an impressive Iceland against a pacy and tricky Super Eagles side…

Nigeria v Iceland (4pm, BBC)

Despite boasting a fair chunk of attacking talent on paper, the Super Eagles have struggled for goals lately.

They won a fairly straightforward CAF qualifying group with little fuss, but have managed just three goals in their past seven games.

In truth, Nigeria never looked like troubling Croatia in a 2-0 loss on matchday one. With Iceland impressing against Argentina, they should grab the win here at 17/10.

Strakarnir okkar also have a striker in fine form. Alfred Finnbogason has netted in each of their last three matches. The FC Augsburg hitman is 19/10 to score Anytime in Volgograd.

With Nigeria seemingly out-of-sorts, it’s 16/5 for Iceland to Win to Nil. Meanwhile, the Nordic outfit are 11/2 to come good on the -1 handicap.

Serbia v Switzerland (7pm, BBC)

Mladen Krstajic’s men recorded a 1-0 win against Costa Rica in their opener – though in truth, their open encounter could have produced more goals at both ends.

They face a Swiss side who grabbed a hard-fought draw with Brazil on matchday one. This is likely to be a close-run thing, and it’s 19/10 for the Draw.

Meanwhile, the odds make it 24/5 for a 1-1 scoreline at full-time.

Aleksandar Kolarov bagged the Eagles’ winner last time out, but their most sustained threat came from Newcastle United’s Aleksandar Mitrovic. He’s 15/8 to find the net Anytime.

As for Switzerland, Haris Seferovic was their top scorer en route to Russia. The powerful hitman is 23/10 to register in this clash.

Click here for all our latest World Cup odds.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.