Our prediction for this World Cup 2018 match:
Wales impressed at the 2016 European Championship finals, with the team making it to the semis of the showpiece tournament and the Dragons have big ambitions for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers as well. Chris Coleman’s men rolled over Moldova in their opener, but they failed to beat Austria and Georgia in previous two qualifying matches (2:2, 1:1). The good news for Wales fans is that key midfielder Aaron Ramsey has overcome his injury and he will certainly pose a big threat for Serbia defenders in Saturday’s football match. The Serbs failed to qualify for Euro 2016, but they have been producing fine displays under new coach Slavoljub Muslin in the 2018 WC qualifiers. The Eagles defeated the likes of Moldova and Austria in previous two games in Group D, but they should be happy with one point from the Cardiff City Stadium clash. Taking everything into account, we predict that the two teams will share the spoils in the Group D derby.
Highlighted Player (Chris Gunter):
After spending one and a half season at Cardiff City, Chris Gunter signed a deal with Tottenham Hotspur on 1 January, 2008. However, he did not play an important role in the team during the second half of the 2007/2008 Premier League campaign, making just two league appearances for the White Hart Lane outfit.
Seeing that he was not considered first-team regular in the 2008/2009 season as well, Gunter decided to join Nottingham Forest on Loan in March, 2009. Four months later he signed a permanent deal with the Reds and he stayed at the club until July 2012, when he completed a move to Reading. The Wales international signed a three-year deal with the Royals and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular. It has to be noted that he made 44 league appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign.
Chris Gunter was born in Newport, Wales on 21 July, 1989 and he made his debut for the Welsh national team in a friendly match against New Zealand on 26 May, 2007, while helping the Dragons reach the Euro 2016 semis in France.
Highlighted Team (Serbia):
Serbia have been playing as an independent nation since 2006. The Serbs made it to the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals and despite defeating star-studded Germany in the group stages of the showpiece tournament in South Africa, they eventually failed to book their place in the last 16. The Eagles, though, failed to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil as they experienced all sorts of problems in their qualifying group.
A number of top-class footballers played for Serbia and former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic is regarded as one of the best players in the history of the Serbian national team. Vidic scored two goals in 56 appearances for Serbia and he announced his retirement from the national team on 24 October, 2011.
The Eagles play their home game at Stadion Rajko Mitic and it has to be noted that they defeated Czech Republic 3-1 in their first international game under the name of Serbia. Serbia play their home games in red shirts and red shorts, while the colour of their away kit is white.