Serbia, Cameroon, to keep their hopes alive

Serbia, Cameroon, to keep their hopes alive

Serbia and Cameroon both got defeated during their opening match, and now they are pinning their hopes of being alive in this match. These two teams are considered to be rivals in their group stage, but their only hope is to win this match. Both teams can no longer afford more losses if they want to keep their campaign up and running. This match will be on November 28, 2022, at 6:00 PM (GMT+8). As both are in a must-win situation, expect a match full of intensity and excitement.

These two teams only met once throughout their history, with the second is during this match. They last met each other in the 2010 friendlies, with Serbia claiming a 4-3 victory on that game. Since that win in 2010, Serbia have not met any African opponent except in 2018 where they met Nigeria. Additionally, coming into this game, Serbia is in a run of five wins, one draw and one defeat from their lasts even matches. Cameroon on the other hand remains winless on their last five matches. They lost to three matches and draw two, with their last win was in AFCON Qualifiers.

Serbia wants to reclaim unbeaten run

World Cup: Serbia
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It was unfortunate for Serbia that they opened their campaign against a star-studded Brazil squad. They suffered a 2-0 loss against Brazil, which puts them in the verge of missing a spot in the knockout stage. Prior to their match against Brazil, they were actually unbeaten for six games, winning five and drawing one. Serbia might have the edge in this match as they already won against Cameroon before. Additionally, they are very strong offensively, as they are capable of going past through their opponent’s defense with the slightest opportunity.

However, although they have a very strong offensive line, they are dealing with some injuries that might affect their performance. Aleksander Mitrovic, Dusan Vlahovic, and Flip Kostic are all not fully fit before this game. This is a huge blow for Serbia as they are their top scorers. As they have high hopes on their match as they need to win to avoid early exit in the contest.

Cameroon looks to win despite being underdogs

World Cup: Cameroon
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Cameroon’s only chance of winning against Serbia in this match is to go all around performance against their opponent. They cannot afford a draw here as well as they need three points to stay on the contest. In fact, against their previous opponent, they really looked good in the first half, but it is just not enough to last until the second half. They fell short against Switzerland on their last game, experiencing a 1-0 defeat. Given their momentum of being winless for five straight games, that result is no longer surprising. Their struggles begin with their lack of power in the attack, scoring only twice in their last outing.

Due to an injury, Cameroon will be without Oliver Ntcham as he has been ruled out for their remaining group match.

Prediction:

Serbia (2.5)
Odds: 0.98

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