Red Star Belgrade vs Spartaks
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 17 July 2018
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadion Rajko Mitić (Belgrade).
The tie against Spartaks is there for Red Star to win, but they did little favor to themselves with the goal-less stalemate in the first leg.
The Serbians did dominate the game and had enough shots on the target, but the heroics of Jevgenijs Nerugals between the sticks helped the Latvians to avoid a humiliating defeat.
The head-coach Vladan Milojevic will be confident on a repeated show will help Red Star to cross the hurdle this time.
Red Star Belgrade vs Spartaks Head-to-head
The teams met just once in a competitive match which happened to be the goal-less draw of the first leg of the corresponding contest.
Spartaks are win-less in Champions League qualifiers since making their debut last season, they drew 2 and lost 1 of the 3 games so far.
Red Star Belgrade vs Spartaks Prediction
This is only Spartaks’ fourth appearance in Europe and they haven’t made it past the qualifiers.
Besides the winless record in Champions League, Spartak had managed just 1 win in Europe so far. They lost 4 and drew 4 of the remaining 8 games.
Last season, the Latvian club lost the double legged Champions League qualification tie to FC Astana by a narrow 2-1 aggregate score-line.
The Latvians are certainly not a threat for a team like Red Star, but the Serbians poor showing in front of goal suggest that this can pan out to be a tight contest.
Red Star scored just 3 goals in their last 9 matches in UEFA competitions, this makes strong case to back under 2.5 goals here.
Red Star Belgrade vs Spartaks Betting Tips
Under 2.5 full-time goals at 2.71 odd.
Spartak +2.5 Asian Handicap for 1.81 odd.