Getty Images

The Round of 16 begins in the 2022 World Cup on Saturday. Before that headline-grabbing slate arrives, group play comes to a close on Friday. Group G's squads are in action, with Serbia facing Switzerland. Serbia needs a win to advance, while Switzerland can be more conservative in this pressure-packed situation. 

Kickoff from Doha is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET. Serbia are +155 favorites on the money line (risk $100 to win $155) in the latest Serbia vs. Switzerland odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Switzerland are +170 underdogs, a draw is priced at +235 and the over/under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before making any Switzerland vs. Serbia picks or World Cup 2022 predictions, be sure to see what proven SportsLine soccer insider Jon Eimer is saying.

Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, Eimer has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. He is an impressive 48-25-1 on his Premier League picks for SportsLine in 2022, for a profit of almost $1,800 for $100 bettors. He also went 20-12 on his World Cup Qualifying picks, for a return of almost $600.

Now, Eimer has taken an in-depth look at Serbia vs. Switzerland and just locked in his 2022 World Cup picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines for Serbia vs. Switzerland:

  • Serbia vs. Switzerland money line: Serbia +155, Switzerland +170, Draw +235 
  • Serbia vs. Switzerland spread: Serbia -0.5 (+155)
  • Serbia vs. Switzerland over/under: 2.5 goals 
  • SER: Haven't made the Round of 16 at the World Cup since 1998 
  • SWI: Reached Round of 16 in 2018 
  • Serbia vs. Switzerland picks: See picks here

Why you should back Serbia

Serbia have clear expectations. Serbia must win to advance, and they are more than capable of exploding on offense. Manager Dragan Stojkovic keys an attacking, aggressive style, and Serbia put up 17 shots and three goals against Cameroon in the last match. 

Aleksandar Mitrovic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Strahinja Pavlovic scored in that match, and Mitrovic is one of the more dangerous creators in the sport. In addition to his World Cup goal, Mitrovic picked up eight goals in eight World Cup qualifying matches, and he has 52 goals in the last 56 matches with Fulham, including nine goals in 12 Premier League appearances this season.

Why you should back Switzerland

Switzerland has appeared in a pair of 1-0 contests, winning one against Cameroon and losing one to Brazil. The match against Brazil could inform this face-off with Serbia, as Switzerland knows it is fully capable of picking up a much-needed point with a draw. Switzerland is the superior defensive and reactionary side, as evidenced by holding Brazil without a goal for more than 80 minutes. 

Yan Sommer is a top-tier goalkeeper, and the pairing of Granit Xhaka and Remo Freuler stabilizes the midfield. Switzerland also has Breel Embolo, who has seven goals in 15 matches with Monaco, and Haris Seferovic has 25 goals in 90 matches with the national squad.

How to make Serbia vs. Switzerland picks

Eimer has taken an intensive look at the Serbia vs. Switzerland matchup. He is going Over on the goal total, and he has locked on two other best bets. He's only sharing his World Cup picks on SportsLine.

So who wins Serbia vs. Switzerland in Friday's matchup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Serbia vs. Switzerland match, all from the expert who is red-hot on his soccer picks, and find out.