Coleman said: "It is important to get something. People are not going to look at our situation and say we had this guy missing, they are going to say 'you've got no points', which is fair enough.
"We have to show the same attitude as we showed against Belgium.
"We will try and keep 11 players on the pitch, obviously, and if we do that we will pick points up, I am certain of that. I am certain of that because we have just played the strongest team in the group and done well."
Serbia are also looking for their first victory in Group A, after they played out a goalless draw with Scotland in their opening qualifier on Saturday.