Our football match prediction:
Serbia failed to impress in the Euro 2016 qualifiers and, as a result, they missed out on a place at the showpiece tournament in France. The Eagles, though, have been producing fine performances under Slavoljub Muslin in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers and they are sitting in top position in Group D ahead of the visit of Wales. The Serbs came from behind to beat Georgia on the road in their last qualifying match and seeing that Wales will be without key player Gareth Bale in Sunday’s football game, we predict that the hosts will extended their winning run in Group D. In their last home game in the process Serbia recorded a 3-2 win over Austria and Bale-less Wales are unlikely to spoil the Eagles’ party at Stadion Rajko Mitic in Belgrade. Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and Southampton playmaker Dusan Tadic will be the men to watch in the home team.
Highlighted Player (Branislav Ivanovic):
Over the years Branislav Ivanovic has established himself as one of the best defenders in the world football. Bane plays as a centre back, but he is capable of playing as a full back as well. The Serbian defender has been playing for Chelsea since 2008 and he used to play for the likes of Srem, OFK Beograd and Lokomotiv Moscow in the past as well. Ivanovic leaves his heart on the field in every single match and that is the main reason why the fans love him. He is known for his aerial ability as well and it has to be noted that he has scored 22 goals for Chelsea since arriving to Stamford Bridge in 2008. The Serbian footballer has won two Premier League trophies with the Blues, but the Champions League trophy won in 2012 is considered the biggest success of his career. Branislav is married to Natasa, who gave birth to his four children.
Highlighted Team (Wales):
Despite being part of the United Kingdom, Wales national football team has been competing in FIFA tournaments since 1950, although they have so far only reached two tournament finals. The Dragons surprised everyone by making it to the quarter-finals at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, but little did they know that it would remain their only World Cup appearance up to date. Wales had plenty of problems in the European Championship qualifiers as well, but they finally managed to end the barren run by securing their place at the Euro 2016 in France. Led by the likes of Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allen and Ashley Williams, the Dragons performed admirably throughout the campaign and even reached the 8th position in the FIFA Rankings in October 2015. Neville Southall remains the team’s most capped player, but the generation that included Ryan Giggs, Gary Speed, Craig Bellamy and John Hartson will also be remembered for some impressive performances against top European national teams.