FC COPENHAGEN VS RED STAR BELGRADE PREDICTIONS, BETTING TIPS AND MATCH PREVIEWS
UEFA Champions League | Parken Stadium | 13th August 19.00
There is no rest in midweek for the teams involved in the Champions League qualifiers. On Tuesday night, the third round of qualifying continues with the second legs and we have some exciting matches to watch.
One of which is between FC København and FK Crvena Zvezda. The game will be played at the Telia Parken, in Copenhagen.
The first leg finished 1-1 in Belgrade and this hands the advantage to FC København. The hosts took the lead after 44 minutes through Milan Pavkov but FC København scored what could prove a crucial away goal with just 6 minutes left on the clock thanks to a penalty.
There will be no shortage of confidence from FC København in this second leg as they followed that 1-1 draw with a 2-0 win Lyngby in the Danish Superliga on the weekend. That results means FC København have won all five of their domestic league games this season and they sit top of the table.
FC København are undefeated in eight matches in all competitions this season. They have won seven and drawn one, with two of the wins and the draw coming in the Champions League. In the second qualifying round, FC København defeated New Saints 3-0 on aggregate, winning the home leg 1-0.
Their home record in the Champions League shows just one defeat in their last ten games. They have won seven of those matches and also held Leicester City and Porto to 0-0 draws.
FK Crvena Zvezda will be disappointed to have conceded a late equaliser in the first leg and that means they need to score at least one goal to have any chance of progressing in this tie. Following the 1-1 draw, they maintained their 100% start to the Super Liga in Serbia by beating Mladost Lucani 2-0 at home. That result means they have won all three of their domestic league matches this season.
FK Crvena Zvezda have played two away games this season and they have both come in the Champions League. They were held to a 0-0 draw at Suduva before losing 2-1 at HJK Helsinki in the previous round of the competition.
Trends show FK Crvena Zvezda have failed to win any of their last six away Champions League games, losing four and drawing two. However, the games at Liverpool, PSG and Napoli were always going to be tough.
Team news and FC København have three players missing due to injury. Nicolai Boilesen , Stephan Andersen and Robert Mudrazija are out of the match while Andreas Bjelland is a doubt.
FK Crvena Zvezda have doubts over Milan Pavkov, Branko Jovicic and Milan Rodic. Pavkov is the biggest concern and they will want the striker fit for this game.
Having come away with a 1-1 draw in the first leg, FC København will fancy their chances of getting the job done at home. They have a strong home record in the Champions League and could win the match with both teams scoring.