Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Stadion Rajko Mitic will host Tuesday’s football match between Crvena Zvezda and Suduva who face each other in the Champions League second qualifying round, first leg. The Serbian champions aim to build on a 2-0 win over Spartaks Jurmala, but it has to be noted that did not seem to be on top of their game in the double-header against the Latvian champions. Former Olympiakos attacker Ben is undisputedly a man to watch in the home team, but the opposition defenders should have Nemanja Radonjic at bay as well. Suduva, on the other hand, did well to shock APOEL in the first qualifying round, but seeing that they are not regarded as good travelers, we are tempted to put our money on Vladan Milojevic’s troops. You should bear in mind that Crvena Zvezda managed to keep three clean sheets in previous five home games in the elite competition.
Highlighted Team (Crvena Zvezda):
Crvena Zvezda are the most famous club in Balkans. The Crveno-beli have 19 Yugoslav First League titles and have won eight domestic trophies since the breakup of Yugoslavia. Crvena Zvezda won their last league title in the 2015/2016 season, with the team finishing the campaign no less than 28 points clear of Partizan.
Speaking of Partizan, the Crno-beli are considered Crvena Zvezda’s bitterest rivals and the two teams meet in the “Eternal derby” (Veciti derbi). The capital club did well to win the European Cup title in 1991, with the team beating Olympique Marseile on penalties in the title game. That is considered the club’s biggest success, but it has to be noted that the Serbian club won the International Cup later in 1991. Crvena Zvezda outclassed Colo Colo of Chile (3-0) at National Stadium in Tokyo.
The likes of Dejan Savicevic, Vladimir Jugovic, Dragan Stojkovic, Dragoslav Sekularac, Rajko Mitic, Dusan Savic, Nemanja Vidic and Dejan Stankovic are some of the famous footballers who played for Crvena Zvezda in the past.