Chris Coleman and Sinisa Mihajlovic are still in search of their first wins as international managers, thanks largely to their blunt attacks. Al Hain-Cole expects this to continueTuesday's World Cup qualifying clash in Novi Sad sees a meeting between two managers who are desperate to get off the mark for their country.
Serbian legend Sinisa Mihajlovic is without a win in five games since taking the reins of the national side in May, but he is expected to get off the mark tonight with the bookmakers, at odds of 4/9 (1.44) with Bet365.
Chris Coleman's adaptation to the Welsh dugout has been equally hard-going, having lost all four of his first matches in charge without scoring a goal.
Few expect his side to end that run this evening, as The Dragons are 7/1 (8.00) outsiders to inflict only the second competitive defeat on Serbian soil in 18 games.
The hosts have drawn with Ireland and Scotland in their last two outings, and you can get odds of 31/10 (4.10) on them making it a hat-trick of stalemates here.
You do not have to look too hard to discern where these two sides' troubles lie: the pair have scored a solitary goal between them since their new bosses took control.
Considering Zoran Tosic, Serbia's top international goalscorer in the squad, has only seven goals to his name, and that Wales are without talisman Craig Bellamy, it is unlikely that either defense will be put under too much pressure in this game.
Backing under 2.5 goals to be scored would have paid out in all but one of the nine games under the Coleman and Mihajlovic reigns, and must be a surefire winner here at odds of 8/13 (1.62).
In fact, with this match bringing together two of Europe's least prolific sides on current form, it should surprise nobody if the game ends in a goalless draw.
Odds of 8/1 (9.00) seem very generous given Serbia's last two games have ended in that scoreline, and are surely too good to pass up today.
|Under 2.5 goals at 8/13 (1.62) with Bet365
||0-0 Correct score at 8/1 (9.00) with Bet365
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