Trnava vs Crvena zvezda
Spartak Trnava from Slovakia against Serbian champion Crvena zvezda. This is second leg of the third qualifying round for the place in the Champions League. Who pass through here is going to face Salzburg in the final qualifying round.
The first leg played in Serbia ended with 1:1 draw. BTW, Crvena zvezda was back then 1.30 favorite, in best case. So, that was another prove we shouldn't judge anything from the offered odds cause in most cases, that wont give you the real picture.
Of course, I expect Zvezda to win back then but 1.30, I mean come on, that was joke odds. I really doubted the Serbian team is so much better than Trnava, while after first leg, there is no doubt in my mind that these two are almost on the equal level.
That being said, even now on odds 2.00 but on the road, hardly I would risk my money on the Serbian team. Maybe I would consider 'To qualify' option with odds 1.60 in some short combo, but 1x2, no thanks if you ask me.
IMO the best option for this second leg is Halftime Draw. So, the same what I tried already on few other games. I mean, it is pretty much similar story. We have result from the first leg that is pretty much active for both teams. That being said, no one need to risk too much in today's match, at least not early.
In Crvena zvezda everyone are talking about how they would go there strong from the start, to win the game. But I have impression they are more trying to raise its self-confidence. I would be really surprised if we see visiting team in some too much attacking formation.
On the other side head coach of Spartak Trnava has honestly announced already after first leg that they wont change anything in their game. They will play similar like in first leg, similar like in both legs vs Legia before that. And that means mostly defensive focus.
Spartak is not with so good road result like they were when defeated Legia 2:0 on the road. But no matter, initial 0:0 is again enough good result for them and they will try to keep that way as long as possible. I have strong impression we will see here 0:0 at halftime.
BTW, both squads should be in good mood. Namely, both, Spartak and Crvena zvezda rested their starters during weekend in the games of the national league. Spartak was without seven players who played in Belgrade, while Serbian team has used completely different starting eleven.
My expectation for today's match is (0:0) 1:1.
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Trnava vs Crvena zvezda prediction
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