Game will be played at Reims so France will be hosts here. Sure they dissapointed against Iceland but still they had great comeback from 0-2. Generally,
they can and must play much better than in that game and I am sure they will from game to game, starting from this one. As I see, they will field strong line up, with Malouda, Nasri, Ribery & Benzema upfront and that should be more than enough to score few goals.
On other side, we have Serbia. Coach Mihajlovic had debut against Spain on weekend and Serbia lost easily 2-0. As it was expected, Serbia played ultra defensive altought Miha said that in upcoming game Serbia will play 3-4-2-1. Anyway, point is, that Serbia for whole game had maybe one good chance, nothing more. Miha is in my eyes, joke of coach but good thing for Serbia here is that he know to motivate those young players and thats only adventage for Serbia.
Main reason for this bet is starting line up of Serbia. Brkic will be on goal and for me he’s the best option. Last 3 defenders will be Ivanovic, Maksimovic & Rajkovic. On left side young Mladenovic & right Ninkov. Maksimovic & Mladenovic are playing for Crvena Zvezda and this will be their debuts. Mladenovic had great half season behind but still I am doubt that he’s ready for this type of game. Maksimovic I even dont want to comment. Defensive midfielders will be Matic & Fejsa?! Upfront, Scepovic (young guy who played for Hapoel Acre?!) who will have backup in talented Tadic & Jankovic. So, I see this squad as very weak in every mm of pitch. Still, Miha said that he wants to check all players so big respect for that. Simple, some players didn’t deserve call, thats my 2 cents.
After bad display against Iceland, France will try to make things better and if there’s justice, they should win against weakened Serbia.