EURO 2020 – UEFA European Qualifiers – Serbia vs Luxembourg Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Serbia vs Luxembourg kick off? Thursday 14th November, 2019 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Serbia vs Luxembourg being played? Stadion Rajko Mitić

What TV channel is Serbia vs Luxembourg on? This match will be shown live on Sky Sports Football (red button)

Where can I stream Serbia vs Luxembourg? This match will be streamed live on the SkyGo app

Where can I get tickets for Serbia vs Luxembourg? Tickets can be purchased at the stadium on the day of the match

THE TEAM NEWS

SERBIA

  • Serbia come into this clash with Luxembourg knowing there is no margin for error and anything other than a victory combined with a win for Portugal would put them out of contention for a EURO 2020 place although they are guaranteed a play-off spot already as a UEFA Nations League group winner.
  • They have won their last two qualifying matches away to Luxembourg and Lithuania which will give them confidence coming into this reverse fixture with Luxembourg, and they will look to talisman striker Aleksandar Mitrovic who has now scored eight goals in his last five international matches.
  • They will be without talented Frankfurt winger Filip Kostic, Man Utd midfielder Namenja Matic and Crvena Zvezda’s targetman Milan Pavkov for this game but they still have plenty of quality within their ranks.

LUXEMBOURG

  • Luxembourg will consider this qualifying campaign as being a relatively successful one by their standards after picking up four points including a victory over Lithuania earlier this year and narrow 2-1 and 1-0 losses to Ukraine.
  • They ultimately have nothing but pride to play for coming into this match against Serbia but that has essentially been the case for them throughout qualifying and their target is to compete hard and continue improving their performances.
  • They will be without suspended midfielder Leandro Barreiro who picked up his third yellow card last time out, but otherwise they have all their regulars available for this game including forward Daniel da Mota who will earn his 100th cap if he plays here.

THE PREDICTION

Luxembourg have shown throughout this qualifying campaign that they are no longer pushovers or whipping boys in European football. They have taken four points from Lithuania in their two matches and pushed Ukraine all the way in both matches before losing both by a goal. They will be motivated to frustrate Serbia and try and deny them here, but the hosts should ultimately have too much quality. The hosts’ style and ability to play direct if necessary with Mitrovic up top and Tadic’s set piece and open play delivery should eventually unlock the visitors’ defence, and the Serbs should win by a couple of goals and keep the clean sheet.

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