Serbian Crvena Zvezda and Swiss Young Boys are going to meet again in the Champions League qualification playoffs. Read on the preview details in our article.
Football. Champions League. Playoff Qualifications
Kick-off: August 27, 22:00 UTC+3
Prediction: H1(0) – zero handicap for Crvena Zvezda
Best odds: @1.66 (Marathonbet)
Swiss Young Boys started their way in the current European Cup draw with the Champions League qualifying playoffs and immediately faced a tough opponent represented by Crvena Zvezda.
As for the past season, it turned out for the team successfully in the national championship, but Young Boys failed in the European Cups.
The Swiss won another national championship with 20 points ahead of their closest rival Basel. However, the team finished last in their Champions League group and left the tournament ahead of schedule.
Now Seoane’s squad has a chance to improve last year’s result, but the first match result with the Serbs is not in favor of the Swiss grand. The teams finished the match with a score of 2-2, but the opponent looked stronger than Young Boys.
It is also more challenging task for them because ahead of the team awaits away confrontation and the “yellow-black” still much better at home than away. Be that as it may, the Swiss grand is probably approaching the upcoming battle with a mindset to be a winner.
Serbian Crvena Zvezda got their ticket to the Champions League qualification also because of the victory in the national championship. First, the team won the overall group stage, and then the tournament for 1-8 spots.
As for the past European Cup draw, it also turned out to be unsuccessful for the club. The Serbs finished last in their Champions League group, which did not guarantee them even getting into the Europa League.
This season Milosevic’s players have a chance to improve their results, but for this, they need to prove themselves well in their next confrontation with Young Boys.
To pass on the Serbs will be enough and a zero draw, but the team will certainly try to put their best foot forward to get three points. Furthermore, the “red-white” always play better at their home stadium.
Crvena Zvezda fans are also encouraged by the fact that for now, their club has no visible issues with the lineup. All key performers are in the ranks and are ready to do their best in the upcoming battle.
Our prediction for the match Crvena Zvezda vs. Young Boys is in favor of zero handicap for the home team because:
- Crvena Zvezda are in perfect shape and play better than the opponent. This was visible in the last confrontation of these teams.
- Young Boys play much worse in away games than at home.
- The Serbs have no issues with the lineup, while the Swiss have certain personnel losses.
All of the foregoing indicates that the hosts will have a certain advantage in the upcoming game. Of course, it was possible to bet on a win to nil for Crvena Zvezda, but we decided to play it safe and took a zero handicap with really good odds.