Serbia vs. Finland Prediction, Tips & Odds – Sep. 05, 2022 21:00 CET

Mr. Reddington
September 4, 2022
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Serbia vs. Finland Prediction

Serbia had a great start to the Eurobasket with two easy wins and their next rival will be Finland.

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Serbia

Just as expected, Serbia achieved two easy wins in the first two rounds of Eurobasket. First, they beat Netherlands and then, Serbia defeated Czech Republic. Finland will be the toughest opponent against which Svetislav Pesic side will play in the group stage.

Serbia wants to win a gold medal at big competition for the first time since 2002. They have Nikola Jokic and Vasilije Micic in their roster and it is without a doubt the best tandem in this tournament. There are also several experienced Euroleague players such as Vladimir Lucic, Nikola Kalinic, Nikola Milutinov and Marko Guduric, so it is not surprising that Serbia is the first favorite according to bookmakers. If they finish group stage in first place, they will have a clear path to the quarterfinals.

Coach Pesic and captain Lucic pointed out after win against Czech Republic that everyone will be extra motivated against Serbia and there must be no relaxation. This is proof that against Finland they will surely be maximally concentrated.

Finland

In the first round, Finland lost to Israel after overtime, even though they had a big lead in the first half. They recovered with a convincing win against Poland and thus probably did a crucial job to advance to round of 16, which was their main goal.

Lauri Markkanen is national team leader. He played impressively in both games so far and the ball spends most of his time in his hands. Finland has several great shooters, among whom Sasu Salin stands out. Veteran Petteri Koponen is also in roster and he will retire after this tournament. Due to loss against Israel, Finland probably won’t be able to do better than third place unless they surprise Serbia. In that case, they could even finish in first place.

In order to surprise Serbia, many things will have to come together. To begin with, it is necessary for them to play their best game so far, and for the opponent to have a very bad shooting night. Even that is not a guarantee of triumph, but without it they cannot even hope.

H2H

These two teams played in the Eurobasket qualifying and Serbia won both times. In total, Serbia is on a four-game winning streak against Finland.

Injuries

Serbia came to this Eurobasket without several players. Among the important absences are Bogdan Bogdanovic, Aleksej Pokusevski, Milos Teodosic and Nemanja Bjelica. Finland has all players available on this tournament.

Serbia vs. Finland Prediction

There is a huge difference in quality between Serbia and Finland. Given that this will be a direct clash for first place in the group, Serbia will surely be maximally focused. In such condition, they should be able to beat Finland by 12 points or more.

Date and Time: 05.09.2022 21:00 CET
Pick: Serbia -11.5
Odds: 1.79
Bookmaker: Ivibet

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