- Published on Saturday, 01 October 2011 00:00
UEFA Euro 2012 Qualifiers: Serbia Vying For Last Qualifying Spot in Group C
On October 7, 2011, Serbia will play Italy at the Stadion FK Crvena zvesda in Belgrade as part of the UEFA Euro 2012 Qualifiers. When the two met at Genoa last time, Serbian fans caused a riot and the match was abandoned. Due to the riot, Serbia was penalized and Italy was awarded a 3-0 win by UEFA.
With Serbia hosting at Belgrade this time, will the Serbian fans tame down? Certainly, they will have a lot of superlatives to shout at the Italian squad, and maybe the home court advantage good bring a much-needed win.
Serbia doesn’t have a perfect home record, and they’ve seen a loss to Estonia and a draw with Slovenia at other Group C qualifiers held at Belgrade. Italy already qualified for Euro 2012 and is the Group C leader. Whether Italy wins or loses at Belgrade will not matter much as they are sure to finish first already.
Serbia, meanwhile, could earn the qualifying spot with a win over Italy OR if they hold a draw AND Estonia does not defeat Northern Ireland. Anything less than a win by Estonia will result in their elimination. But first, Serbia cannot lose.
Marko Pantelic and Nikola Zigic are the top scorers for Serbia, and will look to add more to their tally. Meanwhile, Italy’s consistent top scorers Giampaolo Pazzini and Antonio Cassano are among the favorites to score against Serbia.
Hopefully, this time the fighting and action will be done on the pitch for a full 90 minutes, and not at some riot.
Check out the latest odds, betting lines, head-to-head bets, prop bets and early market bets for the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifiers at the Euro 2012 sports book of SBOBET.com.