Red Star Belgrade vs Olympiacos
Date: Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Rajko Mitić (Belgrade).
Red Star got off to a bitter start in their European campaign with the German giants Bayern Munich running riot over them at the Allianz Arena with three unanswered goals to their name. The hosts were by far the second-best team in that matchup and registered zero attempts at goal as opposed to Bayern, who managed to ten.
Olympiacos, on the other hand, mustered a striking comeback against the 2019 Champions League runners up in their clash at home which saw the final scores tied at 2-2. The visitors are also unbeaten in their last thirteen games in all competitions, ten of which has seen them come out on top.
Although home advantage will be aiding Crvena Zvezda in this one, that alone will not be enough to suppress the Greek outfit from walking away with the three points.
Red Star Belgrade vs Olympiacos Head to head (h2h)
The teams have previously met each other thrice, all of which were club friendlies.
Red Star Belgrade vs Olympiacos Prediction
The home team have been on the road for the past three weeks, and have come out on top just once in their respective clashes. Furthermore, it goes without saying Crvena Zvezda are not used to taking on teams of this stature as they are part of much less competitive domestic campaign.
To make matter worse, their counterparts have not been showing any signs of slowing down even in their clashes away from home and have admitted defeat just twice in their outings since the start of this year.
However, the hosts have been huffing and puffing in their European clashes at home and have so far forced their foes to share the spoils with them in their last two Champions League games here.
Taking into account that the visitors salvaged not more than a point in their most recent outing back in the Greek Super League as well, the safest punt would have to be a double chance favoring Olympiacos, as a win for the hosts just does not fit the equation.
In addition, three of the last four trips on the road for the away side have seen them open the scoring. Given that the hosts failed to find the back of the net in their last group stage match with Bayern, expect Olympiacos to be the ones to break the deadlock.
Red Star Belgrade vs Olympiacos Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Olympiacos @ 1.40 (2/5)
Olympiacos to open scoring @ 1.80 (4/5).