Suduva vs Red Star Belgrade
Champions League Qualification
Date: Tuesday, 9 July 2019
Kick off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: ARVI futbolo arena (Marijampolė).
The visitors certainly had a resounding campaign in the league last season and were crowned as the champions with a 12 point lead over the respective runners up. The squad, however, will be coming into the clash on Tuesday on the back of a disappointing 1-0 loss to Partizan in the finals of the Serbian Cup.
Despite finishing that match with slightly better possession on the ball, they failed to find the back of the net after their counterparts took the lead in the fourteenth minute through Bojan Ostojic. The team did make a total of five attempts at goal, out of which only two made it on target.
The hosts, on the other hand, are on a two-match winning streak at home with their latest victory coming against Kauno Zalgiris in the league. Mihret Topcagic was the man of the hour for his side in that game which finished 3-0 in their favor at the end of the ninety minutes.
The forward took home the match ball with all three goals to his name, while the team recorded their first clean sheet in five games.
The meeting on Tuesday will be nothing but a tight affair with both teams certain to be eying nothing but the win. The winners, at the end of the return leg, will be locking horns in the quarterfinals with the victors of the clash between HJK and Torshavn.
Suduva vs Red Star Belgrade Head to head (h2h)
- The teams met each other in the same competition twice before.
- Red Star Belgrade won by a 2-0 scoreline, the last time the two teams met at this venue.
- Suduva are yet to register a single goal against Red Star Belgrade.
- Red Star Belgrade have scored five goals against Suduva so far.
Suduva vs Red Star Belgrade Prediction
The visitors look poised to taste success when the teams meet each other at the ARVI futbolo Arena, this Tuesday.
The away side finished their league campaign with a colossal ninety-seven goals to their name, forty-four of which came in their trips on the road. The team certainly know their way around in the final third and so you can definitely count on them to find the back of the net at least once, if not more when they make the trip to take on Suduva.
Both Topcagic and Ricketts have scored eight goals apiece for the hosts in the league so far, with Topcagic finding the back of the net in their last two games. Considering their run of form, the home side are likely to find their first ever goal against the visitors when they clash this Tuesday. However, the win is certain to swing in favor of the away side at the final whistle.
Suduva vs Red Star Belgrade Betting tips
Red Star Belgrade to win @ 1.65 (7/11)
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.18 (13/11).