Outright Odds: 100/one
Team C Winners: nine/1
Serbia & Montenegro will get started in Germany as undefeated in qualifying with among the list of meanest defences in Global soccer. They topped their qualifying team forward of Spain, Belgium and Bosnia-Herzegovina and conceded only one objective in ten matches absent at Spain within a 1-1 draw.
The draw in Spain noticed their defence breaches for The very first time in 8 matches, Together with the previous 7 successive clear sheets location a whole new entire world file.
An Pretty much watertight defence is The main element to Serbia & Montenegros achievements, Using the backline fantastically marshalled by Mladen Krstajic, who performs in Germany for Schalke 04. Such organisation and a chance to snuff out http://edition.cnn.com/search/?text=꽁머니 any opposing assaults prompted Manchester United to shell out seven million on defensive lover Nemanja Vidic who was at Spartak Moscow.
Neither participant was a house title and neither had been Dynamo Kievs Goran Gavrancic or Ivica Dragutinovic of Sevilla who manufactured up the back 4, or goalkeeper Dragoslav Jevric, presently at Turkish outfit Ankaraspor, but They are going to be while in the minds of their Team C opposition managers.
Having said that, Serbia & Montenegro could be the side that causes a spanner during the operates for the greater fancies teams in the group, in lieu of one which enjoys achievement on their own. Although They are really resolute in the back, they experience a lack of creativeness and don't rating many objectives.
They scored sixteen objectives in qualifying, although half of these arrived from San Marino throughout two matches. Goalless attracts at your home to Belgium, Spain and Bosnia-Herzegovina recommend they wont be threatening Considerably in Germany. Previous Chelsea striker Mateja Kezman, with five targets in qualifying, is their Most blatant menace.
Even so, Nikola Zigic, at 6 foot seven inches also poses a towering presence and could cause complications inside the oppositions box. He also possesses excellent consciousness and developed Kezmans successful objective in the ultimate qualifier against Bosnia-Herzegovina which clinched their spot during the finals.
Inter Milan midfielder Dejan Stankovic is without doubt one of the couple recognisable faces within the Serbia & Montenegro facet and at 27, is without doubt one of the oldest, as manager Ilija Petkovic has efficiently put his faith in younger talent to replaces the retired likes of legend Predrag Mijatovic. Petkovic is himself a former Worldwide who coached 꽁머니 the previous Yugoslavia for two months in 2001.
Serbia & Montenegro have based their recent, undefeated accomplishment on becoming strong with the back and a tough workforce to stop working. This will see them claim a number of shock draws but a lack of aims could see them overlook out on a place in the second round. Back them to say a draw versus Argentina inside their next match.
Argentina vs Serbia & Montenegro attract @ five/2