Floriana vs Red Star Belgrade
Europa League qualifier
Date: Thursday, 6th July 2017
Kick-off at 21:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Hibernians Ground, Paola.
Floriana welcome FK Crvena Zvezda in the second leg of UEFA Europa League qualification tie at Hibernians Ground in Paola. The hosts won’t play at their home stadium as the match has to be played at the neutral venue.
The Maltese team was powerless at Stadion Rajko Mitic – their attacks were futile, despite FK Crvena Zvezda’s absence in the opening half of the match. In fact, they held very well until their player was sent off.
Floriana was extremely unsuccessful in their past UEFA qualification and it’s clear their chances are near to zero.
Red Star Belgrade (FK Crvena Zvezda)
Red Start has offered another disappointing performance at the start of the season despite winning with the substantial margin. If Floriana’s Ruiz wasn’t shown a red card, who knows, the Maltese side could even snatch a point.
Since FK Crvena Zvezda is still under construction, they are visibly lacking chemistry on the field. New playmaker Ricardinho needs some time to ‘click’ with the rest of his team, especially with Richmond Boakye, the striker from whom is expected the most this season. He is the key player for this team as Red Star are without a worthy second striker. There is a lot speculation about transfers, few players already arrived but team’s core is still fuzzy. In addition to several changes on the field, Red Star has a new manager who joined a team less than two months ago.
Floriana vs Red Star Belgrade: Head-to-head
Despite the Serbs were dominating, the first leg was painful to watch for any objective fan. The lack of creativity is disturbing against the Maltese side who are realistically a weak side, so unless Crvena Zvezda step up, the Bulgarians will cause them a lot of trouble. Also, 2nd and 3rd goal were Floriana’s goalkeeper mistakes, it seemed he had a coupon for over 2.5 goals.
Floriana vs Red Star Belgrade: Prediction
The visitors will approach the game in a relax manner. They are already in the next round in their minds, so they will try to avoid any injuries. However, due to lack of collective playtime, Crvena Zvezda will most likely field the optimal eleven.
Floriana vs Red Star Belgrade: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Under 3 goals at the odds of 1.79 odds with Pinnacle.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Correct Score 0-0 in the second half at the odds of 4.60 with Unibet.