Spartak Trnava vs Red Star Belgrade
UEFA – Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 14 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK
Venue: City Arena Trnava (Trnava).
Spartak Trnava and Red Star Belgrade are going to face each other in the battle for the place in the Champions League qualifiers playoffs.
Home side reached third round and this is already a very big success for them, however they brought a positive draw from Belgrade.
Erik Grendel and the lads put a much disciplined display away from home and managed to defend themselves from the opposition’s strikes, especially in the second half.
Spartak Trnava met the expectations by eliminating Zrinjski in the first round, while they provided a great surprise by knocking out Polish champions Legia.
In the domestic championship, they booked two wins and defeats, mostly because they are focused on these qualifiers.
Red Star Belgrade failed to secure a home advantage although they were much more active in front of the opposition’s goal.
However, Vladan Milojevic’s side picked up where they left off in the previous season, they are very disciplined in the back and they patiently search for the way to crack the opponents.
The visitors participated pretty successfully in Europa League last season when they managed to secure group stage after being out for a decade.
This time, the former European champions are searching for the place in the group stage of the Champions League and in order to succeed in that quest, they should put a very good display in Trnava.
Spartak Trnava vs Red Star Belgrade: Head-to-head
Prior to the last week’s clash which ended with a 1-1 score-line, these two sides played in the Mitropa Cup finals back in 1958 when Red Star Belgrade lifted the trophy after a 7-3 aggregate victory.
Spartak Trnava v Red Star Belgrade: Prediction
Another tight clash is expected, Red Star Belgrade are expected to attack from the very beginning of the match as they are considered as favourites in this tie.
If they managed to crack the hosts with an early goal, they will be very close to a victory. Although they are playing as the visitors, Red Star Belgrade will enjoy a great support from their faithful fans.
Both head coaches demand for full focus and disciplined defending and in this one we shouldn’t be able to see more than two goals.
These two teams will fight a tough battle and the crowd shouldn’t be able to enjoy many goals.
Spartak Trnava vs Red Star Belgrade: Bet Tips
FT – Red Star to win @ 1/1 (2.00)
Under 2.5 goals @ 3/5 (1.60).