Our prediction for this Champions League match:
High-flying Crvena Zvezda will be looking to extend their winning run in the Champions League to five game when they take on Spartak Trnava at their Rajko Mitic stadium on Tuesday evening. The Serbian champions have been producing splendid displays ever since Vladan Milojevic took over the reins, but the Slovaks, who eliminated Legia in the second qualifying round, should not be written off just yet. Crvena Zvezda are a real force to be reckoned with at home and, no doubt, all eyes will be on pacey winger Nemanja Radonjic when the two teams face each other in Belgrade in the first leg. Spartak Trnava failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to nine-man Legia in the Champions League second qualifying round, return leg, which is probably the main reason why there is a big value in betting on Vladan Milojevic’s troops.
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.