Match: Valletta – Crvena Zvezda Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Tuesday, 12 July, 2016
Start time: 19:00 UK
This game from second qualifying round in the Champions League is between FC Valletta (Malta) and Crvena Zvezda (Serbia).
Valletta already started their participation in Champions League. In first qualifying round, they eliminated B36 from Gibraltar with 2-2 agg and scored a goal as away. In his five participation so far in the tournament, Valletta has not passed the second qualifying round. In season 2014/15 they were eliminated from Qarabağ with a total score 0:5. In 2012 the Maltese did were eliminated by other Serbian giants Partizan.Now their chances are very small, as against them goes champion on Serbia last season.
Crvena Zvezda returned to the Champions League after а 9-year absence. Last season the team did not get a license from UEFA to participate and in their place play Partizan. Nobody expects that the three-time champion of Serbia will have problems of its start in the Champions League. They face a modest team that has neither its budget nor their class.
Crvena Zvezda reinforced their squad with Guelor Kanga from runner Russia’s Rostov, as well as John Ruiz from Dnipro. Both players almost certainly will debut against Valletta as they were attracted with great expectations.
Crvena Zvezda is big favorite in the first game. The bookies expect that they will win in Malta. The Serbian team will try to take advantage before the second leg in Beograd and I think we will win the game.
Tip: Crvena Zvezda to win 1.40