Serbia and Sweden have all to play for in Group 4 of League B in the UEFA Nations League. The two nations face off on Match Day 5, with Serbia playing host, going into the game in second place with seven points, four ahead of third placed Sweden. Serbia let go of a 2-0 lead against Slovenia in their last game, and it ended 2-2. They also had Predrag Rajkovic sent off in that game and he is thus suspended here. They are however unbeaten in the last three matches. They can still overhaul leaders Norway in this group but a three-point gap, with Norway playing the weaket in this group doesn’t sit well with their ambitions. Serbia have four wins in five home matches, with their only loss being against Norway. In their last five matches at home, Serbia have scored three or more goals in four.
Sweden are coming from three straight losses, one against Serbia at home, sandwiched between two against Norway, the group leaders. They have conceded two or more goals in three of their last five matches and they failed to score in two of the five matches. With just one win in the last five matches, Sweden will be outright underdogs here, and it is worse for them away from home. They’ve failed to score in three of their last five away matches and have lost five of the last six away matches. Sweden have two wins only in 10 away matches and their dwindling fortunes could be further dimmed in this game. The Nations League hasn’t presented the best hunting ground for Sweden either, with the team winning just two of the last 10 matches in this competition and losing the remaining eight.
Sweden are on a very poor run ahead of this game. They have struggled in the Nations League and haven’t done well in their away matches. Serbia on the other hand, have more going for them and will be playing for top spot here. Their lead striker, Aleksandr Mitrovic is in good form and will be the man to watch here. With him in the team, a win for Serbia is a big possibility so we will back them to win this.