Competition: Champions League 2019
Betting Tips: Win Red Star Belgrade (-2)
Stake: 2/10 units
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Will Marin score Belgrade in the next round of CL qualifiers? Find out the answer in our betting tips below!
In the first qualifying round of the Champions League group stage 2019/20 there will be a new edition of a previous year’s duel: The Serbian champion Red Star Belgrade (FK Crvena Zvezda) meets the Lithuanian champion Suduva Marijampole. In the last season, both clubs were in the second qualifying round of the premier class met. The Serbs had clearly prevailed at the time with 3: 0 and 2: 0. This year, after the first leg in Lithuania, everything is still open: Last Tuesday, both teams parted with a goalless draw.
Red Star Belgrade vs Suduva Marijampole Today’s Betting Tips
The return leg will start on Tuesday evening at the stadium Rajko Mitic. After Belgrade was able to reach the group stage of the Champions League for the first time in the last season, the champion of the Serbian Super League wants to repeat this success of course this year. Marijampole is still waiting for the first time to reach a group stage in Champions or Europa League.
Also for this season, the bookmakers see before the return match Red Star Belgrade. Suduva Marijampole with high odds on the score little chance for the Lithuanians. For the betting base is nothing else than a home win in question. The betting experts set in the duel Red Star Belgrade vs Suduva Marijampole even hinted at “Red Star Belgrade wins despite a handicap of minus two goals”.
Red Star Belgrade – Statistics & Current Form
In the 2018/19 season Red Star Belgrade defended his league title in the Serbian league. In the end, the team of coach Vladan Milojevic had a lead of twelve points on the first pursuer Radnicki Nis. Already in the season 2017/18 Belgrade had brought the championship by a margin of 17 points. With four championship titles from the last six years, the “Crvena Zvezda” is the dominant team of the Serbian SuperLeague of recent times.
Looking at the time since the founding of the league in 2006, the city rivals Partizan Belgrade with eight championships but still the record winner. The Red Star has since come to five titles. Together with the titles from the Republic of Yugoslavia Belgrade even comes to a total of 29 championships. In addition, a new record was set in 2019: Seasonally was Roter Stern 57 games long in the league unbeaten.
In the last season, the club, which was able to celebrate the biggest success of its history in the 1990/91 season by winning the European Cup, also reached the group stage of the Champions League for the first time. Along the way, the Serbian champion eliminated, among others, Suduva Marijampole. In the end, however, it was enough in a group with Paris St. Germain, Liverpool and Napoli with a win, a draw and four defeats just for the last place. The only victory in the group stage, the red-whites but at least brought at home with 2-0 against the eventual Champions League winner Liverpool.
Now, the group phase is to be achieved again this year. With the 0: 0 from the first leg in Lithuania, the Serbs were not really satisfied. Despite a goal-shot ratio of 17: 9 for the guests the first duel remained without goals. The most well-known player in Belgrade from a German speaking point of view is certainly Marko Marin. The former German international has been playing for Red Star since August 2018 and has found his luck in Serbia. The former Gladbacher and Bremer is a regular player in the team of coach Milojevic. In the 2018/19 season Marin came to 31 competitive games, scoring seven goals and 13 assists.
The squad has been reinforced by players like Radovan Pankov (Radnicki Nis), Jose Alberto Canas (PAOK), Tomane (CD Tondela) and Jander (Pafos FC). However, you also had to deal with the departure of top striker Dejan Joveljic to Eintracht Frankfurt. In addition, left-back Aleksa Terzic went to Florence in Serie A. The 2019/20 season in the domestic league begins for Belgrade next Saturday with a home game against promoted Javor Ivanjica.
Expected team of Red Star Belgrade:
↪ Borjan – Gobeljic, Babic, Milunovic, Rodic – Jovancic, Jovicic – Ben Nabouhane, Marin, Ivanic – Boakye
Last matches of Red Star Belgrade:
⚽️ 13.07.2019 – Red Star Belgrade vs. Zvezdara 2: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 09.07.2019 – Sūduva Vs. Red Star Belgrade 0: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 01.07.2019 – Linz vs. Red Star Belgrade 1: 3 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 29.06.2019 – Zenit Saint Petersburg vs. Red Star Belgrade 1: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 25.06.2019 – Apollon Limassol Vs. Red Star Belgrade 1: 1 (friendly)
Suduva Marijampole – Statistics & Current Form
The FK Suduva Marijampole won in the 2018 season, the second championship title in a row. Only since the 2002 season, the club plays continuously in the highest league in Lithuania. After it was always against the descent in the first years, Suduva could qualify for the 2005 season for the first time for international business.
Since then, the white-red-blacks have always landed at least among the top five of the A-Lyga in Lithuania. Marijampole took the first league title in 2017 with a four-point advantage over FK Zalgiris. Also in the previous year it was quite close in the league. In the end, the team of coach Vladimir Cheburin defended the title again with two points ahead of Zalgiris.
The club has already qualified several times for the European Cup. Mostly, however, was already in the second qualifying round final. Only in the European League seasons 2017/18 and 2018/19 did the Lithuanians even reach the play-offs for the group stage. But then came the end against Ludogorez Razgrad and Celtic Glasgow. The 2019 season is already 17 games old in the A-Lyga. With 42 points, the FK is currently leading the table again. After 14 victories and three bankruptcies, the lead on cup winner Zalgiris is only two points. While the record of coach Cheburin’s team is home to nine wins and one defeat, there were only five wins and three failures abroad. In the premier class Suduva waiting for four games for a win. Against Red Star Belgrade is for Suduva Marijampole according to prediction bookmakers a victory again extremely unlikely.
Expected team of Suduva Marijampole:
↪ Kardum – Slavickas, Zivanovic, Jankauskas, Kerla, Svrljuga – Verbickas, Cadjenovic, Matulevicius – Tadic, Topcagic
Last matches of Suduva Marijampole:
⚽️ 09.07.2019 – Sūduva Vs. Red Star Belgrade 0: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 03.07.2019 – Sūduva Vs. Kauno Žalgiris 3: 0 (A Lyga)
⚽️ 29.06.2019 – Sūduva Vs. Atlanta Klaipeda 4: 1 (A Lyga)
⚽️ 22.06.2019 – Sūduva Vs. Riteriai 1: 2 (A Lyga)
⚽️ 19.06.2019 – Marijampolė City vs. Sūduva 1: 4 (Cup)
Red Star Belgrade vs Suduva Marijampole Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
So far, there have been three duels between the two teams. In the last season Belgrade won in the second round of the CL qualifiers after a 3-0 at home and away with 2-0 at the Lithuanians. A week ago, there was a 0-0 in Marijampole. Since Marijampole thus has not scored against Belgrade in three games, would be the game Red Star Belgrade vs Suduva Marijampole a prediction on a to-zero victory of the hosts quite a good option.
Red Star Belgrade vs Suduva Marijampole Our Best Betting Tips Explained
For the Serbs, the first game last Tuesday was the first compulsory game of the new season. In contrast, the champion from Lithuania has been in the middle of the game for months. With the lack of match practice you can safely explain the slightly weak result from the point of view of Belgrade. The guests from Lithuania will probably continue their defense in the second leg. A 1: 1 Marijampole would already be enough to get ahead. The winner of the duel may continue to play in the Champions League and will face HJK Helsinki or HB Torshavn in the second qualifying round. For the loser it continues in the Europa League. Here then in the second round a game against SP Tre Penne awaits.
Key Facts – Red Star Belgrade vs Suduva Marijampole tips
⭐️ Belgrade have been unbeaten in nine home matches in the CL qualifier
⭐️ Marijampole has been waiting for a victory in four games in the premier class
⭐️ In three games against Red Star Suduva could only get one point and not score a goal
Red Star Belgrade is a very strong home team. The Belgrade have been unbeaten for nine CL qualifying home games. Also in the league remained in the last season without home defeat. How well the red-whites can play in front of their own fans, Liverpool had to experience in the last year first-hand. Last year, Red Star, then in round two, won his home match against Marijampole 3-0.
We have no doubt about a home win. Belgrade is too strong and the Lithuanians too weak. We believe that a result from the previous year can be repeated and thus set in the Champions League qualifier return match Red Star Belgrade.