Both Serbia and Cameroon had lost their World Cup openers last week and they play each other on Monday to stay in the competition.
Serbia’s 2-0 loss to Brazil was much more expected that Cameroon’s 1-0 loss to Switzerland, but another loss could knock them out of the World Cup. Brazil play Switzerland later and they could seal their spot for the knockout stages of the competition with a win.
Last five games
Cameroon and former Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham has been ruled out of the tournament altogether due to injury, meaning that Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Martin Hongla will start together once again. That is the only concern that will bother Rigobert Song, who must have been left impressed by the performance of Brentford’s Bryan Mbuemo in the previous game.
As for Serbia, Filip Kostic remains a doubt and his absence was vital in the loss to Brazil. Dusan Vlahovic did feature despite not being fully sharp but he is expected to start upfront, alongside Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Cameroon possible starting lineup:
Onana; Fai, N’Koulou, Castelletto, Tolo; Anguissa, Ondoua, Hongla; Mbeumo, Choupo-Moting, Toko Ekambi
Serbia possible starting lineup:
V. Milinkovic-Savic; Milenkovic, Veljkovic, Pavlovic; Zivkovic, Gudelj, S. Milinkovic-Savic, Mladenovic; Tadic; Vlahovic, Mitrovic