Red Star Belgrade vs Spartak Trnava
Champions League Qualifying – Third Round 1st Leg
Date: 7th August 2018, Tuesday.
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadion Rajko Mitić (Belgrade).
Red Star made a strong start in pursuit of the Champions League group stage ticket.
Last round saw the Serbs defeat Lithuanian side Suduva 5-0 on aggregate before taking down Spartaks Jurmala from Latvia 2-0.
Red Star were in the Europa League last season, and made it to the first knock out. That was their first appearance at the group stage of the UEFA competition since 2007/08.
The Serbians will face FC Spartak Trnava from Slovakia in the third round, a successful club during the Czechoslovak era and faded since.
This is their debut in Champions League and took a big scalp in the second round after an easy outing against Bosnian side Zrinjski in the first round. Last round saw them taking apart Polish giants Legia Warsaw with a 2-1 aggregate win.
Red Star Belgrade vs Spartak Trnava Head-to-head
Tuesday’s Champions League fixture give a chance for Red Star and Spartak Trnava to lock horns for the first time in a competitive game.
Red Star Belgrade vs Spartak Trnava Predictions
If you look at the overall recent form of both sides, it is Red Star who have the impressive record. The team won 7 competitive games on the bounce in all competitions this season and kept clean sheets until their weekend fixture against Vozdovac.
Despite their accolades in the Champions League, Trnava struggled for consistency ion the domestic league and lost 2 out of 3 games so far. Their record in all competitive games so far is 3 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in 7 games.
On top of that, Red Star last home defeat dates back to October 2017, when Arsenal came to town. Things couldn’t go wrong here, a home win is the most likely outcome here.
Red Star Belgrade vs Spartak Trnava Betting Tips
Red Star -1.5 Asian Handicap @ Evens (2.00)
HT/FT – Red Star/Red Star @ 10/11 (1.91).