Having been placed in arguably the most evenly matched group of the European Zone of 2014 World Cup qualifiers, both Serbia and Belgium hope to continue picking up points and improve their chances to reaching the final tournament.
The teams are in a very similar position after both taking 4 points from first 2 qualifiers, and a close game is expected at Marakana.
Serbia squad underwent a major overhaul since the arrival of coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, so nobody is surprised the team are still not playing to their potential.
The Eagles did well to bring one point from Scotland before trashing Wales in Novi Sad, but the Belgium game will be the first real test for them.
The 6-1 win over Wales shouldn’t fool anyone and with Serbia failing to score in 8 of their last 11 games, odds of 3.00 (2/1) offered by Ladbrokes on under 1.5 goals could be worth a shot.
First choice keeper Vladimir Stojkovic is out injured, with Udinese goalie Zeljko Brkic likely to deputize. Other than that, coach Mihajlovic has no injury worries.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Brkic – Ivanovic, Bisevac, Nastasic, Kolarov – Fejsa, Ignjovski – Tosic, Tadic, Markovic – Djuricic.
On paper, Belgium boast one of the best squads in Europe, but Marc Wilmots’ side have yet to realize their full potential.
The Red Devils recorded an important away victory over Wales at the start of the qualifying campaign, but they could only muster a 1-1 draw at home against Croatia.
Belgium were very unfortunate not to win the game having completely outplayed their more illustrious opponents and they now aim to make things right in Serbia.
Given the Red Devils appear to be in better shape than their opponents at the moment, you should know Ladbrokes pay 2.00 (1/1) on Belgium draw no bet.
The visitors, however, face some selection problems before the trip to Belgrade, with full-back Guillaume Gillet suspended, and Marouane Fellaini and Romelu Lukaku sidelined through injury.
However, the good news is that both Vincent Kompany and Axel Witsel have recovered from their respective injuries and are fit to start.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Courtois – Alderweireld, Kompany, Vermaelen, Vertonghen – Defour, Witsel – Mertens, Dembele, Hazard – Benteke.