Crvena Zvezda vs. Radnik Prediction, Tips and Odds – Jul. 29, 2022 21:00 CET
On Friday, two matches of the third round of the Serbian football Super League are scheduled, and in one of them, Crvena Zvezda hosts Radnik from Surdulica at the Rajko Mitić stadium in Belgrade. The start of the match is scheduled for 21:00.
These two teams opened the new season in opposite manners. The home team won all three games, while the visitors won only one point.
The current champions of Serbia show their determination to win the sixth consecutive title with a quality game at the beginning of this competitive year. They are the only team in the domestic championship that won the maximum number of points after three rounds, with a goal difference of 11-1.
They beat Radnicki Nis (4-0), Kolubara (5-0), and Mladost Lucani (2-1), and were absolutely dominant in every match. Dejan Stankovic’s team is the absolute favorite in the duel with Radnik.
In addition to the individual and team quality that is on the side of Red Star, this team has a long series of victories at home. They did not lose a single match and they only drew three times in 19 games last season. That streak continued in the current campaign, as they won both matches in front of their supporters.
This clash will be the last one for the Belgrade team before the start of the Champions League qualifiers. They start in the third round, and their opponent will be Pyunik from Yerevan. We assume that coach Stankovic will use this match to test the lineup that will oppose the champion of Armenia.
Radnik, on the other hand, entered the new campaign desperately. They suffered two defeats in the first two rounds. First, they lost to Mladost GAT 1-2 in Surdulica, and to Spartak in Subotica 0-2.
The team’s management, which is known for constantly changing coaches, reacted immediately and handed coach Aleksandar Linta his resignation. Dusan Djordjevic arrived in his place, and under his patronage, Radnik won the first point in the new season – in a duel against Radnicka Kragujevac, there were neither winners nor goals (0-0).
The Radnik players have a very difficult task ahead of them. It is evident that the team’s form is still far from optimal, and will face the strongest team in the entire league. Whether and how they will manage to cope with this challenge remains to be seen.
It is interesting that Crvena Zvezda failed to beat Radnik last season. In Belgrade, the score was 1-1, while Surdulica created a sensation at home and won 2-1.
Crvena zvezda (4-2-3-1): Borjan; Rodic, Dragovic, Erakovic, Gobeljic; Kanga, Kangwa; Ivanic, Katai, Bukari; Pesic
Radnik (3-4-2-1): Randjelovic; Jokic, Stojanovic, Orescanin; Janjic, Leandro, Medic, Hodzic; Babic, Spasic; Bogdanovic
We are of the opinion that the home players will demonstrate a new dominant game and that a convincing victory will be a message to the army of their fans to support them in the upcoming European challenges. Therefore, we expect many goals in the visitors’ net, and we believe that there will be at least four of them.
Prediction: Crvena Zvezda Total Goals Over 3.5