FK Crvena Zvezda vs FC Koebenhavn for the Champions League qualifying match on Tuesday at Rajko Mitić Stadium.
FK Crvena Zvezda
Crvena Zvezda hosts Copenhagen at Stadion Rajko Mitic in a Champions League third qualifying round first leg match.
Vladan Milojevic’s squad managed to eliminate HJK from Finland with great distress. Serbian champions can perform much better at home than when travelling outside their own domain. The Serbian side ended their six-game run without losing in all competitions (five wins and a draw) when they lost to Finland’s HJK 2-1, but this defeat did not prevent them from moving to the next round of the tournament.
Now there is strong opposition, and it is crucial that Crvena Zvezda get a positive result at home, as facing Copenhagen away will not be easy. For the Serbian championship, Crvena Zvezda did not participate in last weekend round, being free to prepare for this match against FC Copenhagen. The hosts are not expected to have Branko Jovicic and Tomane available to play this game.
The Danish champions have been in extraordinary form lately, so they will fight for this round to the last minute. FC Copenhagen in their previous game beat Sonderjyske 2-1 for the fourth round of the Danish Championship.
The team leads the leaderboard with the same points as Midtjylland, who also have twelve, already with a seven-point lead over Brondby and Sonderjyske, who are the closest teams.
Unlike their hosts, Copenhagen only participated in one qualifying round. It seems, and everyone believes that after performing well at home during the previous round, Crvena Zvezda is favourites, although Copenhagen
Playing at home and with the consistency that they have shown, makes my prediction in the Crvena Zvezda victory.