- It’s Cameroon vs Serbia in Round 2 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Monday, November 28
- Both Group G teams lost their World Cup openers and so this is a must-win game
- We preview Cameroon vs Serbia, look at the odds, and offer some picks
It’s Cameroon vs Serbia on Monday, November 28 in the second round of fixtures in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This Group G game kicks off in the Al-Janoub Stadium in Al-Wakrah at 5am ET.
With both teams losing their opening games, this is a must-win if either is to progress to the knockout phase of the tournament. A draw would open the door for a Brazil/Switzerland 1-2 in this group.
We preview Cameroon vs Serbia, look at the World Cup odds, and offer some analysis, team news, and picks below.
Cameroon vs Serbia Odds
Serbia starts this one as odds-on favorites at -140, with an implied win probability of 58%, while Cameroon is listed at a generous +425 with an implied probability of 19%. The draw, at +280, is implied at 26%.
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Over/Under and Spread
DraftKings are not anticipating a goal-fest with over 2.5 goals listed in at evens, compared to under which is pitched less generously at -125. The cautious approach that is often prevalent in the opening games of tournaments tends to be less prevalent from Matchday 2 onwards, so the ‘over’ bet is worth a look.
Cameroon vs Serbia Preview
Despite a good performance against Switzerland, Cameroon went down 1-0 on Matchday 1 courtesy of a 48th-minute goal from Cameroon-born Breel Embolo. It was their eighth World Cup finals defeat on the spin, so their need for a result against Serbia is huge.
Not since 2002 have they experienced that winning feeling on the biggest stage. Their goal that day, in a 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia, was scored by Samuel Eto’o – now the president of the Cameroonian Football Federation.
Breel Embolo didn't celebrate after scoring against Cameroon, the country where he was born.
Respect 🤝 pic.twitter.com/LMmTKMeVmC
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 24, 2022
Poor Run of Form for Cameroon
For Cameroon, the problem is simply form – or lack of it. Despite finishing third in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, their form has been ordinary and they have recorded just a single win in their last six games. That win came against Burundi – ranked 141 in the world.
But they also have, by African standards, a rich World Cup history to call upon, as well as several players in their squad who play in Europe’s elite leagues. They will be desperate to take this to the last game, against Brazil, so we can expect a high-energy, high-tempo performance from the Indomitable Lions.
Cameroon vs Serbia Head-to-Head Stats
|43||FIFA World ranking||21|
|Quarterfinals (1990)||Best World Cup Finals Outcome||Quarterfinals (1990)|
|7 / 3||Goal Attempts / On Target (Game 1)||4 / 0|
|500 / 424||Passes / Completed Passes (Game1)||403 / 341|
|5||No of Corners (Game 1)||4|
Tricky Opener for Serbia
Serbia’s 2-0 defeat by Brazil in their opening game wasn’t the start they were looking for but they will have taken heart from their level of performance, which was good for an hour. More of the same against Cameroon and they will be hopeful of getting their first win in this year’s tournament and ending a miserable run of eight defeats in their last 10 games in World Cup finals.
But on opening night, Serbia had no answer to Richarlison’s double strike, which condemned them to just their third defeat in their last 17 games. They are overdue a good run in this tournament after having exited the competition in their last three World Cups at the group stage.
— Indy Sport (@IndySport) November 24, 2022
However, the Eagles’ form in qualifying is well worth noting, especially as they topped their group ahead of Portugal, who they forced into the playoff route.
Worth noting too is that manager Dragan Stojković also steered his side to a top-tier promotion in the most recent version of the UEFA Nations League. It’s a squad that contains several top-level strikers from Europe’s top leagues, including Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrović.
Cameroon vs Serbia Team Lineups and Injuries
Cameroon Projected Lineup: Onana, Fai, N’Koulou, Castelletto, Tolo, Anguissa, Ondoua, Hongla, Mbeumo, Choupo-Moting, Toko Ekambi.
Injuries & absences: Ntcham.
Serbia Projected Lineup: Milinkovic-Savic (V), Milenkovic, Veljkovic, Pavlovic, Zivkovic, Gudelj, Milinkovic-Savic (S), Mladenovic, Tadic; Vlahovic, Mitrovic.
Injuries & absences: Kostic.
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Cameroon vs Serbia Prediction
Despite losing to Brazil, Serbia looks to be a team on an upward curve, although Stojković was concerned by his team’s lack of fitness. There will be no such issues for the athletic Cameroonians, who will hope to use this to their advantage against their more technically gifted opponents.
I expect this to be a tight one, but the Serbs’ good form and decent hour against Brazil should provide them with enough momentum to see them edge this by the odd goal.
Picks: Serbia to win (-140) / Over 2.5 goals (+100)