Lithuania vs Serbia - 14/10/2019 Preview

Lithuania vs Serbia should be a great chance for guests to take 3 important points and get closer to Group B leaders in Euro 2020 qualification, which will be held at LFF stadium, in Vilnius. Lithuania this year playing absolutely weakest football. They even failed to win over Luxembourg and already lost all hopes to show their abilities against any opponent they face. For Serbia, this is a great opportunity to take 3 important points. Read our thoughts about this interesting Lithuania vs Serbia game of UEFA Euro 2020 Qualification, here below.

Lithuania

FIFA Rating – 131

Lithuania showing one of the weakest results during this Qualification so far. They stand at the last place in Group B with only 1 point after 6 played games. Only Luxembourg let them take 1 point playing in Vilnius. All other games they lost conceding at least by 2 goals even playing in Luxembourg at the opening round. In official games, Lithuanians won last time in October of the 2016 year against Malta in World Cup 2018 Qualification.

On Friday, Lithuania played against Ukraine in Kharkiv. Of course, before the game hosts were strong favourites. In general, sometimes Lithuania can show great abilities in defence as most players are physically strong, however, they lack technique and skills. Ukraine won confidently with 2:0 result, creating lots of dangerous moments and almost not letting Lithuanians shoot. Once again guests conceded 2 goals and lost 3 points. Ukraine is among Group favourites, therefore, this result was surprising at all.

Predicted Lithuania line-up

Head Coach

Valdas Urbonas;

Squad

Goalkeepers

Džiugas Bartkus;

Defenders

Egidijus Vaitkūnas, Linas Klimavičius, Rolandas Baravykas, Vytautas Andriuškevičius;

Midfielders

Saulius Mikoliūnas, Arvydas Novikovas, Artūras Žulpa, Modestas Vorobjovas, Ovidijus Verbickas;

Strikers

Deivydas Matulevičius;

Serbia

FIFA Rating – 35

For Serbia, the next game should be a great opportunity to get closer to Portugal which is on 2nd place of Group B. At the moment, they stand 4 points away from them and will probably not catch Ukraine at all, which have already 16 points after 6 games. These teams met in UEFA Nations League C, but obviously, teams are on an absolutely different level. That was very strange to see them playing on one League with so different abilities and class. The results showed who is the strongest one, and Serbia took 1st place finishing without any losings. While Lithuania, lost all 6 games, scored 3 and conceded 16 in 6 matches.

During this international break, Serbia has the official game only against Lithuania and already played friendly with Paraguay. Even calling national players Ljubisa decided to give a rest to several important leaders like Tadic, Nemanja Matić, Sergej Milinković-Savić and Luka Jović. Team perfectly understands that even playing with the rotational squad, they have big chances to take a win over Lithuanians. During the previous games, Serbia lost twice to Ukraine and Portugal, which strongly complicates their position in Group. However, they have still several games and can get back to the qualification place. In general, Eagles play strong defensive and attacking football, also having strong and very experienced midfielders from the World’s best leagues.

Predicted Serbia line-up

Head Coach

Ljubiša Tumbaković;

Squad

Goalkeepers

Marko Dmitrović;

Defenders

Marko Gobeljić, Nikola Milenković, Stefan Mitrović, Aleksandar Kolarov;

Midfielders

Adem Ljajić, Luka Milivojević, Nemanja Gudelj, Filip Kostić, Mijat Gaćinović;

Strikers

Aleksandar Mitrović;

Lithuania vs Serbia H2H

During the last 2 years, these teams played 3 times, as they were in one group in UEFA Nations League. In 2018 Serbia won both at home stadium and away scoring in total 5 and conceding only 1 goal. In June this year, Serbia already met Lithuania in Belgrade and won with the same 4:1 result as the previous time.

 

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