Red Star Belgrade vs Ludogorets: Preview and Prediction

Red Star Belgrade vs Ludogorets:
Champions League Qualifiers.
Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:30 UK
Venue: Red Star Stadium (Belgrade).

Red Star Belgrade carry the advantage when they welcome Bulgarian outfit Ludogorets Razgrad for the second leg clash of the Champions League qualifying round.

There were no shortage of goals when the teams met at the Ludogorets Arena a week ago. The hosts will be disappointing after the match ended in 2-2 which put Red Star Belgrade on front foot for the second leg.

Red Star haven’t qualified for a European competition since since their 2007/08 UEFA Cup. Also their previous appearance in the Champions League qualifiers was on the same year. This were winner of the 1990–91 European Cup/Champions League, but didn’t make it to the tournament since the current format was introduced.

Ludogorets Razgrad are in the UEFA Champions League Qualifying round for the third consecutive time. They were eliminated in the second qualifying round last year, but made it to the group of the 2014/15 edition. Their best every achievement in a UEFA competition is when they made it to the round of 16 of 2013/14 Europa League.

Red Star Belgrade vs Ludogorets: Head-to-Head Stats

The only previous meeting between Red Star and Ludogorets was the first leg clash which finished 2-2.

This is the third time that Ludogorets are meeting a Serbian opposition in the in the third qualifying round of UEFA Champions League. FK Partizan were the opposition who lost on aggregate to Ludogerts on both occasions, 2013/14 and 2014/15.

Ludogerts are unbeaten in 5 matches against Serbian clubs, the overall record reads 2 wins and 3 draws from 5 matches. Their record in Serbia is 1 win and 1 draw from 2 matches.

Red Start Belgrade have won all of the three meetings at home against Bulgarian opponents in the UEFA competitions. The last Bulgarian club they played against is PFC Botev Plovdiv on 1987.

Red Star Belgrade vs Ludogorets: Prediction

Red Star have the advantage to progress to the next round on the back of two away goals they scored at the Ludogerts Arena. And the visiting team is expected to go on the offensive from the kick-off making this a very open game.

The five competitive matches that Red Star has played so far this season witnessed over 2.5 goals, with both teams score. And I believe this is the way to go for this fixture. Because I strongly believe, this fixture is anyone’s to take and both teams have equal chances to progress to the next round.

Red Star Belgrade vs Ludogorets: Tips

  1. Over 2.5 goals.
  2. Both Teams To Score (Recommended).