FK Crvena Zvezda vs Suduva for the Champions League Qualification match on Tuesday at Red Star Stadium.
FK Crvena Zvezda
The duel in Lithuania was the first official game in the 2019/2020 season of FK Crvena Zvezda. The team was dominant in the confrontation. They had more possession (56%), sought more attempts on goal (17 to 9) and hit the target more (5 to 3). However, they didn’t put the ball in the net.
The team tries to repeat the feat of the previous edition of the Champions League, in which managed to reach the group stage. Conquered the right to try to do it again by winning for the second time followed the Super League title, the First Division of the Serbian Championship, unbeaten. They scored 84 points. They were nine more than Radnicki Nis, runner-up.
They took 43 points as host and 41 as a visitor. They couldn’t, however, do the double. In the last game of the season, they lost the final of the Serbian Cup beaten by Partizan, 1-0.
In preparation for their debut in the Champions League playoffs, they had four friendlies. They drew the first two against Cluj (1 to 1), of Romania, and Apollon (1 to 1), of Cyprus. Then lost to Zenit (1-0) from Russia and won the latter against BW Linz (3-1) from Austria.
Suduva is in the middle of the 2019 season of A Lyga, the First Division of the Lithuanian Championship. The tournament, however, was stopped in early July and will only be resumed in August, allowing the team to give exclusive dedication to the Champions League match.
With 42 points, Suduva leads the national league with two points ahead of Zalgiris, runner-up. The classification for the Champions League, however, was obtained with the second straight win of the national championship conquered in 2018.
Suduva finished the tournament with 67 points with five more than Zalgiris, runner-up. As hosts, they accumulated 33 points (ten wins, three draws and one loss). As a visitor, they won 34.
The best guessing option for this Tuesday’s meeting for the second leg of the second qualifying round of the 2019/2020 Champions League is win to Suduva.