Red Star Belgrade vs Irtysh Pavlodar
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 20th July 2017
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadion Rajko Mitic, Belgrade.
Following the first leg in Kazakhstan where the defensive mistakes decided the outcome, Crvena Zvezda and Irtysh Pavlodar will collide a week later in the key rematch.
Zvezda had serious problems ahead of the match in Kazakhstan, but luckily, their key players were granted a visa in the last moments. Both sides have an active result with the Serbian side having the upper hand.
The newspapers have been publishing a lot about the mood in the changing room, mostly about to Gelor Kanga’s behavior. The Gabonese midfielder is looking for a salary Red Star can’t offer him, so he is visibly unsatisfied and he is openly looking for a new team. Also, the managed didn’t appreciate his approach in the first leg – he had two colossal chances which ended miserably.
The visitors also had some time to prepare for the match since they were free during the weekend despite their league is underway.
Red Star Belgrade vs Irtysh Pavlodar: Head-to-head
The Serbian side was dominant in the first leg, but both goals were scored only because of the defensive mistakes. In the beginning of the second half, Zvezda’s top scorer Boakye converted from the spot after Pavlodar’s defender used a hand in the box.
Irtysh equalized in the dying moments of the match in the same way – unexplainable reaction from Zvezda’s centre-back granted a penalty to Irtysh.
Red Star Belgrade vs Irtysh Pavlodar: Prediction
The home fans create an amazing atmosphere at the stadium, especially in UEFA matches. However, famous ‘North’ where the fans are will be closed, so the fans will be moved to the opposite stands. Zvezda was a better team in the first leg, but they are prone to failure in European matches, especially in front of their own crowd.
Red Star Belgrade vs Irtysh Pavlodar: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Irtysh Pavlodar +1.5 AH at the odds of 1.95.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Both Teams to Score YES at the odds of 2.55.