Former SPL defender Gordan Petric believes Serbia would be happy to take a point from their World Cup qualifier against Scotland next month.
Petric’s countrymen visit Hampden on September 8, with Craig Levein's men keen for maximum points before hosting Macedonia three days later.
Serbia may be 11 places ahead of their hosts in the FIFA world rankings but former international Petric, who played for Dundee United, Rangers and Hearts, does not believe a draw would be a disaster before they face Wales at home in their own double-header.
He said: "Generally, because it's the first game, so many players have just finished pre-season and started their leagues.
"The first game is so important for every single team. Serbia have a new manager and have some young players who play regularly for our team now.
"A draw, from my point of view, would be a good score for us if we could take one point from the game but it's going to be very difficult for us."
Petric believes Serbia are a younger, more hungry team now, despite missing the talents of Predrag Mijatovic and Dejan Stankovic.
He added: "Maybe the most dangerous player for Scotland might be Zoran Tosic from CSKA, who used to play for Manchester United.
"In his last four games, he has scored three goals and is probably in his best form just now."