Red Star Belgrade vs Copenhagen (By: Joey)
Red Star Belgrade and FC Copenhagen have never met before, which makes their encounter in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. The first leg will be played at Rajko Mitic Stadium and could lay a huge mark over who progresses. Red Star survived a scare in their previous round when HJK Helsiniki defeated them 2-1 in the return leg and only a two-goal advantage from the first leg saw them through. Indeed, that remains their only loss in six matches and Red Star will look to get back to winning ways. Thankfully, they are on a four-match winning run at this venue, which included three clean sheets. Even in the Champions League at this venue, Red Star have lost just once in their last nine matches (W5, D3, L1) that included six clean sheets. Copenhagen edged out The New Saints in their previous round with a 3-0 aggregate win, keeping clean sheets in both the leg wins. That extended the Danish side’s winning start to the season to six matches. Three of those last four have been with clean sheets.
Red Star avoided defeat in eight of their last nine Champions League home matches.
Six of Red Star’s last nine Champions League home matches have seen under 2.5 match goals.
Eight of Copenhagen’s last nine Champions League away matches have seen under 2.5 match goals.
Red Star Belgrade and FC Copenhagen have been in impressive form this season, leading into this fixture. The hosts have scored exactly two goals in five of their last six matches, and their loss to HJK in the second leg looks an aberration. Although they haven’t been in impressive form at home, Red Star have made their home a fortress through the recent past. Except that to continue with a low-scoring game in this encounter.
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Red Star Belgrade vs Copenhagen prediction
1Odds: 2.20 at Bet365
Result: 1-1 LOST (-8 units)
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