Our football match prediction:
Serbia failed to qualify for the 2016 European Championship in France and, no doubt, the Eagles are determined to book their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. The Serbs have been producing fine performances under Slavoljub Muslin and they sit in top position in Group D ahead of Saturday’s football match against Moldova. Slavoljub Muslin’s troops rolled over Moldova (3-0) in the reverse fixture and they are likely to record yet another win over the former Soviet republic. Newcastle United attacker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who found the net in a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace at the weekend, is likely to lead the line for the hosts against Moldova and the opposition defenders should have him at bay. Serbia are a real force to be reckoned with at home and we predict that they will retain top position in their World Cup qualifying group with a victory over Igor Dobrovolskiy’s charges.
Highligted Player (Zoran Tosic):
Zoran Tosic is a Serbian winger playing for CSKA Moscow under a reputation of a free-kick specialist and a tricky dribbler. Technically gifted player has become an important asset for the Army Men in recent years who has made huge strides to prominence after his failed move to Manchester United. The 29-year-old Serbia international moved to Old Trafford in 2009 from Partizan Belgrade, but has only played 74 minutes of competitive action for the Premier League side. The Serbian was quickly demoted to the reserve team before leaving the club on loan to Bundesliga outfit FC Koln. Tosic played just 13 league matches in Germany, but still managed to grab plenty of attention with his impressive appearances. It wasn’t long before Russia’s powerhouse CSKA came knocking offering Tosic a five-year contract with a transfer fee believed to be worth £8 million. Serbia international has been a national team regular since 2007 so far notching more than 70 appearances for his country.
Highlighted Team (Moldova):
Seeing that they were a part of Soviet Union until 1991, Moldova played their first game as an independent country on July 2, 1991. The Moldovans were beaten by Georgina in front of home fans in Chisinau, but the following year the team recorded their biggest win on the international stage as they rolled over Pakistan 5-0 in Amman, Jordan. The former Soviet republic have yet to qualify for the finals of the World Cup or the European Championship, but they recorded a couple of thrilling wins in the past. Moldova crushed Montenegro 5-2 in Podgorica in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, but they eventually failed to book their place at the showpiece tournament in Brazil. The Moldovans were producing fine showings under Igor Dobrovolskiy in the 2008 European Championship qualifiers as well and it has to be noted that they hammered Hungary 3-0 at Stadionul Zimbru on November 17, 2007. Russian Premier League star Alexandru Gatcan is considered one of the most famous Moldavian footballers.