WALES 1-1 Georgia – Gareth Bale (1st goalscorer)
SERBIA 3-2 Austria – Aleksander Mitrovic x2 (1st goalscorer), Dusan Tadic
Kick Off: 19.45, 12/11/2016
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Head-to-head: Wales 0-3 Serbia, Serbia 6-1 Wales
* Serbia to beat Wales @ 2/1
* Gareth Bale to score @ 11/10
* Over 2.5 goals @ 5/4
* Serbia were the last team to win a competitive match against Wales in Cardiff, beating Chris Coleman’s side 3-0 in World Cup 2014 qualification three years ago
* Gareth Bale has scored three goals in three World Cup 2018 qualifying fixtures so far
* Five of these countries’ six combined Group D games have seen at least three goals scored
A Look At Wales’ Betting Odds
Chris Coleman’s side are shaky favourites at 29/20 having drawn their last home match 1-1 against lowly Georgia, leaving the Dragons two points off Group D leaders Serbia – who are ahead of Republic of Ireland on goal difference – after three rounds.
Wales’ home form is formidable, with three wins and two draws picked up at Cardiff City Stadium en route to Euro 2016, but they did have to share the spoils against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Israel, so the disappointment last time out was hardly an anomaly.
Like Northern Ireland, who they saw off at the first knockout stage in France, Wales could be due a poor result in front of the faithful.
A Look At Serbia‘s Betting Odds
The Eagles appear to have put their shambolic Euro 2016 qualifying campaign behind them under new coach Slavoljub Muslin.
Serbia had their 2-0 win in Albania two years ago reversed to a 3-0 loss after crowd trouble and dispensed with then-boss Dick Advocaat’s services soon after, with replacement Radovan Curcic unable to avoid subsequent defeats against Denmark and Portugal.
Muslin’s side have taken four points at home against Austria and Ireland – apparently the two strongest countries in the group outside this fixture – and beat Moldova 3-0 on the road.
At 2/1, Serbia look a decent price to spring what would be a mild shock.