Our football match prediction:
Serbia will be looking to bounce back from a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Austria when they host Georgia at Stadion Rajko Mitic. A win over Georgia would see the Serbs secure automatic qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals and we predict that Slavoljub Muslin’s men will go all guns blazing at the former Soviet Republic in Monday’s football match. Manchester United ace Nemanja Matic found the net in the 3-2 loss to Austria and all eyes will be on him when the two teams face each other in Belgrade. It has to be noted that Hamburger winger Filip Kostic could recover in time to face Georgia. Vladimir Weiss’ men failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Wales and, taking everything into account, they are unlikely to spoil Serbia’s party at Stadion Rajko Mitic. When the two teams met in Tbilisi earlier in the process Serbia recorded a 3-1 win over Georgia.
Highligted Player (Miralem Sulejmani):
Miralem Sulejmani is a product of Partizan football academy. The pacey winger played no more than one game in the Serbian Super League for Partizan before joining Heerenveen. The left-footed footballer impressed in the 2007/2008 season with de Superfriezen, with the Serbia international scoring 14 goals in 34 appearances in the Eredivisie. Miralem Sulejmani was on Ajax’s radar during the season and he signed for the famous Dutch club in the summer of 2008 for a fee of €16.25 million. After scoring 29 goals in 103 appearances in the national championship for the Amsterdammers Sulejmani moved to Benfica in 2013, signing a five-year contract with the Primeira Liga side. However, Miralem Sulejmani was struggling to find his best form during his spell with the Portuguese outfit and the club chiefs decided to sell him to Young Boys in June, 2015. Speaking of his international career, Miralem Sujelmani made his Serbia debut on February 6, 2008 in a friendly game against Macedonia in Skopje. He scored his first ever goal for the Eagles on September 12, 2012 in a 6-1 win over Wales (2014 WC qualifiers).
Highlighted Team (Georgia):
Georgia are yet another former Soviet republic who have been competing as an independent country since 1990. The Georgians had their international debut on May 27, 1990, with the team sharing the spoils with Lithuania in Tbilisi. Georgia have been struggling in the qualifiers for both FIFA World Cup and the European Championship ever since they played their first qualifying game and they have yet to book their place at the finals of the major tournaments. The Georgian national football team recorded their biggest win on March 30, 1997, with the team hammering Armenia in front of home fans, but they were demolished by Denmark (1-6) eight years later and that is considered the team’s biggest loss. The Likes of Kakha Kaladze and Shota Arveladze are considered Georgia’s most famous players. Kakha Kaladze played for Georgia from 1996 to 2011, scoring one goal in 83 appearances for the national team. The left-footed defender won two Champions League titles with Serie A giants AC Milan (2003, 2007).