Young Boys v Red Star Belgrade Predictions & Betting Odds – 21st August 2019

Young Boys can earn a home win

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Young Boys v Red Star Belgrade Betting Tips – Champions League, 21st August 8.00pm

It is one step from the lucrative group stage of the UEFA Champions League and tensions are going to be high. Red Star Belgrade will be looking to shake off some poor away form in Europe, not having won in seven road games. They will face a Young Boys side who will have some revenge in mind after they lost their previous meeting with the Serbians. Read our predictions for Young Boys v Red Star Belgrade.

Young Boys v Red Star Belgrade Betting Odds*

Young Boys 4/5
Draw 5/2
Red Star Belgrade 7/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 18th, 2019 7:27 p.m.)

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Young Boys News and Form

Both of these teams made their Champions League group stage debuts last season. One of them will be getting back for a second bite of the cherry. Young Boys earned their first-ever Champions League proper match win when they collected a 2-1 success over Juventus on matchday six. That was such a big occasion for them. Young Boys have come into the qualification process at this play off stage as the reigning Swiss champions.

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In last season’s playoff round they got the better of Dinamo Zagreb to progress, their first success at that stage in four attempts. The victory over Juventus last season which they took, was just their sixth success in 24 Champions League matches (qualifiers included) for a W6 D4 L14 record. They are D2 L2 from four previous matches against Serbian opposition.

Young Boys v Red Star Belgrade Head to Head

The two met in the 04/05 qualifying
Red Star Belgrade won the previous tie 5-2 on aggregate


Key-Facts – Young Boys v Red Star Belgrade

  • Young Boys are entering at this stage of qualification
  • Both made their group stage debuts last season
  • Red Star beat Liverpool last season in the UCL


Red Star Belgrade News and Form

Red Star Belgrade finished bottom of their section in the group stage proper last season, but they did also get a notable win during the campaign. That was a home win over Liverpool, who of course went on to be crowned champions. In the qualification playoffs last season, Red Star earned a 2-2 aggregate away goal success over Salzburg. Whereas their opponents Young Boys are coming into the European campaign at this stage, this will be Red Star Belgrade’s seventh European match this season.

They beat Suduva 2-1 on aggregate in the first qualifying round, won 3-2 on aggregate against HJK Helsinki and then a penalty shootout win over FC Copenhagen in the last round. So there has been some tight calls for them but they have battled through. Red Star Belgrade are W6 D3 L1 this season. They have one clean sheet in their last five played. They have won five of 13 previous matches against Swiss opposition, just one of those were away.

Young Boys v Red Star Belgrade Tips & Odds

Home win outright at 4/5
Over 2.5 goals at 11/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 18th, 2019 7:27 p.m.)

Young Boys v Red Star Belgrade Predictions

Young Boys to win: With Red Star Belgrade not having any kind of away from under their belt then the sensible option here would be to look at the home win. Young Boys are coming in fresh but they may not find the visitors too much of a threat.

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