Our football match prediction:
Crvena zvezda failed to impress in the Serbian Super Liga play-offs last season and, as a result, their fiercest rivals Partizan won the title. The club chiefs are on a quest to reinforce the squad in the summer transfer window, but the Crveno-beli do not seem capable of matching descent European sides at the moment. Winger Plavsic is on the verge of leaving the club and he is unlikely to play for the Serbian outfit in the two-legged tie against Irtysh. Key midfielder Kanga missed the two-legged tie against Floriana, but he is likely to return to the starting line-up against the Kazaks. Crvena zvezda were outclassed by Kairat of Kazakhstan in the 2015/2016 Europa League qualifiers and, taking everything into account, there is a certain value in betting on the hosts in this one. Irtysh sit in fourth place in the Kazakhstan Premier League at the moment, but we predict that they are going to beat Vladan Milojevic’s men in front of home fans.