Chris Coleman and Gareth Bale
Chris Coleman is confident of his team Getty Images

Wales host Serbia in a crunch World Cup 2018 qualifier on Saturday, November 12, with the European Champions' semi-finalists currently in third spot, with Serbia sitting pretty on top. The British side have a dismal record against Serbia and will be looking to dispel their ghosts and secure their qualification for the event in Russia.

Where to Watch Live
Kick-off is set for 7:45pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.

Wales will welcome back Aaron Ramsey into the squad after the Arsenal man missed the last three months with a hamstring injury. The midfielder had a massive impact for the Welsh in the 2016 European Championships and his absence in the semi-finals against Portugal saw them lose to Cristiano Ronaldo's side, who eventually went on to win the competition.

Joe Allen has been in brilliant goalscoring form for Stoke City and Gareth Bale has recently signed a new contract with Real Madrid following a string of good performances. Manager Chris Coleman is confident that the good form shown by the returning players will be key to a good result against Serbia, against whom they have conceded nine goals in their last three games.

Serbia have the edge over Wales, given they had beaten them 6-1 in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup and beat them 3-0 again in the reverse fixture just over a year later. However, much has changed since them, with Serbia failing to qualify for the 2016 Euros while Wales had a tournament to remember.

They come into the game on the back of a 3-2 win over Austria with Alexander Mitrovic scoring twice to get them over the line. Southampton forward Dusan Tadic is also in brilliant form and will be an asset going into the contest if Serbia have to get the better of Coleman's side.

What Managers Say

Chris Coleman : "[On Ramsey] He's ready and he looks great. He's not played too much football for Arsenal but, of course, he's going to start the game as we sit here now. However long he'll last physically, we don't know. But we do know he's generally probably one of the fittest players playing football. Looking at the last two months, we have to see where he's at. But he'll start the game. Being without him for the first three games was a blow for us. It would be a blow for anyone, because when our games come around they are huge challenges. This is another and we've always got a great chance of beating anybody when we're at our strongest. But you have to say without Aaron Ramsey, take him out of any team and it's a loss."

Slavoljub Muslin: "We do not see ourselves as favourites, in our group, I said that before, certainly to Wales. Of course it would be a good result for us if we get the three points.However, we will see how it will develop games. We're going to try to win, but I can not say that I will be dissatisfied with a point, depending on how the match is taking place. In any case, we're going to try to win. "

Betting Odds (betfair)
• Wales win: 7/5
• Draw: 11/5
• Serbia Win: 9/4

Team News
Possible XI: Hennessey; Gunter, Chester, A. Williams, Taylor; Edwards, Ledley, King, A.Ramsey; Vokes, Bale

Possible XI: Stoijković; Ivanović, Milunović, Rajković; Matić, Rukavina, Gudelj, Milivojević, Kolarov; Tadić, Mitrović