Reasons for Crvena Zvezda vs Arsenal Tip
The former European and World champions are currently fantastic, and after a long time, Crvena Zvezda is making good results in the European competitions. Meanwhile, Arsenal disappointed us once again. We were just starting to believe that Arsene Wenger managed to bring everything in order. They were looking quite solid in the recent few weeks, but the game against Watford reminded us about their inconsistency. Also, they will go to Belgrade massacred with injuries.
We can’t wait to see how are they going to handle fired up hosts who are backed with 55000 ultras and a spectacular choreography.
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Since the start of the season, Red Star was dominating in almost every game. In the past 20 matches, they have 16 victories with two draws and two losses. When playing at their Marakana, Red Star is almost perfect, and in 12 games their record is 10 wins and 2 draws. But actually what is fascinating with this team, is that they have kept their net intact in all but three games. One of them was against BATE Borisov in the first round, 1-1. After that match in three home events, Red Star has 11-0 goal difference. This pretty much tells you everything about the style of play they prefer in front of their own fans.
After 7 games in a row without a defeat, and 6 wins during that period, Arsenal lost. That happened in the worst possible way after leading at the halftime away from home at Watford, 1-2. Furthermore, the decisive goal was scored in the second minute of injury time. However, if we look Arsenal’s result on the road in the past five matches, they are pretty disturbing for Arsene Wenger. Three losses one draw and only one victory, which happened in Europa League against BATE Borisov, 2-4. On three occasions the Gunners haven’t even score, and in the same number of games, they allowed at least two goals. Now comes more bad news. 7 standard players have troubles with injuries. Among them, Alexis Sanchez, Aaron Ramsey, Danny Welbeck, Laurent Koscielny. These guys are practically the key players of this team.
Crvena Zvezda vs Arsenal Head to Head
The Gunners have a negative record against the Serbian team. Back in 1978, they lost in Belgrade 1-0, while on Highbury the teams were leveled, 1-1. That was when the famous goal scored by Dusan Savic silenced the whole stadium.
Crvena Zvezda vs Arsenal Prediction and Betting Tips
It is hard to say who’s going to win this game, but we are giving a slight advantage to the guests only because they’re coming from the much better domestic championship. We would, however, focus on goals in this game. Over 2.5 first choice and this is something which is imperative in this case.
The second one is over 1.5 in the second halftime. As the game goes on, there is going to be much more space for both sides to develop their game.