Spartaks Jurmala vs Red Star Belgrade
Champions League 1st Round Qualifying
Date: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Kick off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Slokas Stadium (Jurmala).
FK Crvena Zvezda who are also known as Red Star Belgrade won the old European Cup back in 1991 and they are big odds on to win this qualifying first leg game against FK Spartaks. The Latvians are a side that do not hold back to play attacking football and so we could see a very exciting game.
Spartaks are currently in 4th position in a league of 8 teams but are 11 points behind the leaders. Recent domestic form has not been good where they have not won a game for 3 matches but local media have reported that the teams focus has been on this qualifying game against such a big name team.
For Crvena Zvezda, the Serbian league starts on July 21st which will come after these two matches against Spartaks and so these games will be their first competitive ones. It means that even though Spartaks has the weaker team their players will have more fitness coming into this match.
Spartaks Jurmala vs Red Star Belgrade Head to Head
The teams have never previously met in competition.
Spartaks Jurmala vs Red Star Belgrade Prediction
Red Star are 1.30 to win this game even away from home and it shouldn’t be a huge surprise, but the price isn’t great value for us.
For minimum stakes we will look into the half time/full time betting which will be offer much better value to us.
We must remember that the favourites will be rusty and a little lethargic before starting this game, no competitive football yet this season and the trip to Latvia will count against them. As the game goes on their quality will show more.
Spartaks Jurmala vs Red Star Belgrade Bet Tips
Half time/full time: Draw/Red Star at 3.75.
Correct score: 2-0 or 2-1 to Red Star at 6.00 and 8.00 respectively.