Belgium vs Serbia 2021 Men’s Volleyball European Championship Predictions and Betting Tips

Belgium vs Serbia will be the third game in pool A of the 2021 Men’s European Volleyball Championship.The Belgium vs Serbia Men’s volleyball game at the 2021 European Volleyball Championship will take place on September 2, 2021 at 8:30 PM Central European Summer Time at the Tauron Arena in Krakow, Poland.

We will be giving you our predictions for the Belgium vs Serbia Men’s volleyball pool A game by analyzing both teams and offer you some betting tips as well.

Let’s start off by taking a look at the Belgium’s men’s volleyball team:

Belgium Men’s Volleyball Team Preview

Belgium is currently ranked 22nd by FIVB and 10th in Europe. This team has never qualified for the Olympics nor has it won any major international tournaments. Belgium was amongst the most mediocre teams in Europe until the last decade.

Belgium never managed to qualify for the European Championships between 1989 and 2011 with the exception of the 2007 European Championship.

Belgium reached the semi finals in the 2017 European championship and 9th out 24 in the 2019 European Championship.

Belgium also improved its performance in the world championship after qualifying for the first time in the tournament in 2014 since 1982. In the 2014 edition they dropped out in the group stage but improved their performance in the 2018 edition by finishing 10th.

This team also finished 7th in the 2017 world league, which is an impressive performance for a team with little to no presence in the international stage.

One of Belgium’s top players is 25 year old Lowie Stuer who won the best libero award in the 2017 European Championship.

Serbia Men’s Volleyball Team Preview

Serbia is one of the top teams in Europe. This team is currently ranked 9th in the world and 6th in Europe by FIVB. Serbia is also the defending champion after winning the tournament in 2019. This team won 2 of the 5 European Championships between 2011 and 2019 and reached the semis in 4 out of 5 of them.

Serbia has also reached the semi finals of 5 out the last 6 world championships including the last world championship in 2018.

Although Serbia did not qualify for the 2020 Olympics, it put in a decent performance in the 2021 FIVB nations league by finishing 6th.

Serbia Men’s Volleyball Team Key Players

Serbia has plenty of talented players in its roster.Srećko Lisinac is a middle blocker who won the best middle blocker award in the 2017 and the 2019 European Championship.Uroš Kovačević was the MVP and the best outside spiker in the 2019 European Championship.

He also won the best CEV male player award in 2019 as well as the best male serbian player award in the same year.

Aleksandar Atanasijević won the best best opposite spiker award in the 2019 European Championships and along with Uroš Kovačević he can form a formidable partnership to rack up a lot of points for Serbia.

Belgium vs Serbia 2021 Men’s Volleyball European Championship Odds

Bookmakers are offering the following odds for the Belgium vs Serbia game in  2021 Men’s European Volleyball Championship:

  • Belgium 4.50
  • Serbia 1.16

From these odds we can see that Serbia are the clear favorites. In fact when we convert these match odds into percentages we can see that bookmakers believe Serbia has a 86.2% chance of winning the game.

Belgium vs Serbia 2021 Men’s Volleyball European Championship Predictions

Serbia should be able to win this one. Since this is their first game in the tournament it will be difficult to predict by what score Serbia will win. However, we are confident that Serbia could pull off a 3-0 against Belgium.

Belgium vs Serbia 2021 Men’s Volleyball European Championship Betting Tips

We do not recommend you to place a simple match winner bet on Serbia even though it seems like a pretty obvious bet to make.

The reason we recommend this tip to you is because you won’t make much money out of betting on Serbia to win because of the ridiculously low payout for Serbia. 

To put things into perspective, for every $1 you bet you win just 16 cents. If you were to bet $100 you would make a profit of just $16. That’s a miserable payout of just 0.16x. 

In situations like this we recommend you to make combo bets as they are more profitable and increase your payout. We have discussed this in more detail in our article on how to win at sports betting.

Here are some betting options you can choose to make your own combo bet:

  • Serbia to win
  • Belgium to win a set? No
  • Will there be a 4th set? No
  • Points handicap -11.5 Serbia, Serbia to win.

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