Crvena Zvezda – Young Boys, Champions League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR ZVEZDA - YOUNG BOYS
Red Star were underestimated in Switzerland because they were not particularly impressive in their Champions League matches so far. Against Copenhagen were also very fortunate not to have been eliminated after the match in Denmark, but a 2-2 draw with Young Boys made the difference. The Serbs entered the Champions League groups for the first time last year. It happened after 0-0 at home with Salzburg and 2-2 in the rematch after losing with 0-2.
Young Boys are not particularly happy with the result at the moment, but they are champions of Switzerland and have repeatedly proven that they can get out in difficult situations. Their season started off a little hesitantly. Over the weekend, however, they beat Zurich 4-0 and rested some of the first team players to be ready for the clash of Mala Maracana. Young Boys also participated in the Champions League teams for the first time last season.
Expert view : Zvezda traditionally have very strong defense. Especially in home games, it’s hard for teams to break through. Even Liverpool and Napoli failed last season. Now, however, the Serbs are not playing as defensive and have some problems in defense. We think that the guests will score a goal for sure. They have no choice, but to do so in order to qualify. On the other hand, Zvezda very rarely misses scoring in Belgrade. We expect a new score game as in the first match. Prediction – BTTS at 1.62.
5 of Star’s last 6 games have gone through BTTS
Young Boys have scored at least 1 goal in 25 of their last 27 games
ZVEZDA TEAM NEWS
Babić (3/0 D), Jovičić (1/1 M) are out. Pavkov (2/1 F), Ben Nabouhane (2/2 F) are under question.
YOUNG BOYS TEAM NEWS
Spielmann (4/0 M), Camara (0/0 D), Lauper (0/0 M) are out. Hoarau (2/0 F), Sulejmani (1/0 M), Martins (3/0 M) are under question.