Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Despite being regarded as hot favourites to beat Spartak Trnava at their Rajko Mitic stadium, Crvena Zvezda played out a 1-1 draw with the Slovakians in the first leg of the Champions League third qualifying round. Vladan Milojevic’s men failed to impress in the 1-1 draw with Spartak Trnava and it is more than obvious that Serbian champions struggle in front of goal. Crvena Zvezda have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at Spartak Trnava in the return leg and seeing that the club chiefs did well to sign pacey attacker Cafu on Wednesday, we predict that the visitors will find the net in the City Arena Trnava clash. The Slovaks have been producing fine performances in the Champions League qualifiers and, taking everything into account, yet another share of spoils is on the horizon.
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.