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    Soccer, WC 2018: Serbia vs. Switzerland official in-game thread.

    Kaliningrad hosts the day’s second World Cup (WC) Group E game between Serbia and Switzerland, and both sides will look to kick on following positive results in the first round of games.

    Serbia topped the group after their narrow victory over the unfancied Costa Rica (1-0), whilst the Swiss held pre-tournament favourites Brazil to a 1-1 draw with an organised display.

    That opening day victory was Serbia’s first since France ‘98, although the Serbians have not won consecutive games in a WC finals since Italia ‘90.

    This will be the first meeting between the sides since the breakup of Yugoslavia, and although it may have little bearing on this, Switzerland have won just two of their 13 historical meetings with Serbia as part of Yugoslavia (W2, D5, L6).

    Vladimir Petković’s Switzerland side are in high spirits ahead of the match, and goal scorer Steven Zuber is confident of his side’s chances ahead of the tie, saying: “We will find out Serbia’s weak points”.

    Players to watch: Sergej Milinković-Savić looked a force in midfield during Serbia’s opener - the 23-year-old prospect scored 12 goals in 35 Serie A appearances for Lazio last term.

    Xherdan Shaqiri (SUI) was the outstanding performer in the opening game, and the much sought after midfielder is seeking his fourth goal at a WC finals.

    Stat attack: Switzerland can extend their unbeaten run to eight (including friendlies) should they avoid defeat here (W4, D3).

    Serbia will qualify for the knockout stages with a win, whilst Switzerland should still have a chance even if they lose.

    Each of Switzerland’s last four games (WC) have featured under 2.5 goals in total, and three of Serbia’s last four (WC) have produced the same.

    Seven of Switzerland’s last eight games in all competitions have produced under 2.5 goals.

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    they need goals, over 2 (-102) is what I took a few hrs ago... steamed to (-109) now

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    Let's do this Serbia!!!!

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    That was a quick first goal that will work

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    I like it when games start like this, this is real soccer

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    I was streaming some of the first half, rly good stuff from what I saw

    Feel bad for shaqiri, the dumbfukk striker on Switzerland blew 2 chances

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    Swiss +1 +100 has some value. Already on draw +200 pregame so I’ll bite again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadymcgrady View Post
    I was streaming some of the first half, rly good stuff from what I saw

    Feel bad for shaqiri, the dumbfukk striker on Switzerland blew 2 chances

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    Swiss goal would be awesome

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    No fukkin way Putin will let Swiss score

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    Game on

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    Boom!! 1-1!!

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    No fukkin way Putin will let Swiss win

    1-1

    Putin nation mofos

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony_come View Post
    No fukkin way Putin will let Swiss win

    1-1
    I didn’t realize he played soccer

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2daBank View Post
    I didn’t realize he played soccer
    Ride horses too

    Don't Fukk with a man on a horse

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    The Russians can either win for comrade Putin or end up in the gulag.

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    Pigeon trainer as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharpAngles View Post
    Swiss +1 +100 has some value. Already on draw +200 pregame so I’ll bite again.

    Good one

    The rest of match +0 odds should have been something like -135. Some books were offering even +110.

    Think it's cause of Serbia's transition chances. Unacceptable imo to offer same odds as pre-match with the Swiss having clearly more ballpossession in a response position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HurryUpAndDrink View Post
    Pigeon trainer as well!
    Correct

    The man is rentless

    Putin nation

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    Now pk/+0 line is +119 for the Swiss with the momentum on their side.

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    That was a PK...

    So wait a minute, is up to the refs to decide if they use the VAR? Same tainted shit then

    Teams should have a saying

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    Goooooooooooolllll!!!! 1-2 Swiss!!!!

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    Putin is not happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by HurryUpAndDrink View Post
    they need goals, over 2 (-102) is what I took a few hrs ago... steamed to (-109) now
    Shakiri!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    niceeeee

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony_come View Post
    No fukkin way Putin will let Swiss win

    1-1

    Putin nation mofos
    Putin is not happy

    1-2 swiss

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony_come View Post
    Putin is not happy

    1-2 swiss
    He sucks at soccer! Stick to riding horses!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2daBank View Post
    He sucks at soccer! Stick to riding horses!
    HaHa

    I can't stop laughing bro!

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    Extra importance / emotional match for three key players of Switzerland who have Kosovar roots...Xherdan Shaqiri, Valon Behrami and Granit Xhaka.

    To these players: Beating Serbia meant more than just 3 points on a World Cup... remembering the Balkan wars...Never bet against fire!


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    fantastic football, one of the best matches so far

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