Red Star Belgrade vs Hoffenheim
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 3 December 2020
Kick-Off at 17.55 UK
Venue: Stadion Rajko Mitic, Belgrade.
The winner of UEFA Europa League Group L is most likely going to be decided on Thursday night in Belgrade. In-form Red Star welcomes Hoffenheim with a lot of confidence after winning their last three UEL games against Gent and Slovan Liberec.
The Serbian champions are also having a great time in their domestic campaign, being lonely at the table with nine points advantage over Partizan.
Visitors from Sinsheim had huge troubles with covid19 infected players a few weeks ago, but situation has stabilized since then, so they will bring the best players to Rajko Mitic Stadium.
Bookies are expecting a narrow clash as well, but giving the edge to Hoffenheim who are priced at 2.20 rate to win the match.
Red Star Belgrade vs Hoffenheim Head-to-head
The first head to head clash between these teams in Germany was pretty much one-sided. Hoffenheim have won three points easily with a 2-0 win. Both goals were scored in the second half (Baumgartner and Dabour).
Red Star Belgrade have a long history when it comes to duels against German clubs on European scene. There were 34 of them total. Serbians have won 14, while losing 16.
Red Star Belgrade vs Hoffenheim Prediction
Former Inter Milan’s star and now coach of Red Star Belgrade, Dejan Stankovic is thrilled with things achieved on European scene this season. The team quickly recovered from unpleasant loss in UCL to Omonia and earned a spot in Europa League.
Three wins in four games are an excellent result. Key victories were battled against Gent in the last two appearances. Serbian champions won both duels 2-1 and 2-0.
Key man in Stankovic’s machinery is Aleksandar Katai who has a lot of experience in playing big games in MLS and Greek Super League.
Hoffenheim are having a rough time in Bundesliga, currently sitting in 12th place after winning just nine points from nine matches.
Europa League is not at top of their priority list, so we don’t see Germans getting away from Belgrade with three points.
Red Star Belgrade vs Hoffenheim Bet Tips
Home win or draw @ 1.57
2 or 3 goals total @ 2.00.