Spartaks vs FK Crvena zvezda PREVIEW & PREDICTION 11/07/2018


Spartaks Jūrmala and Crvena Zvezda meet at Stadions Skonto, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (1st Qualifying Round). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Spartaks Jūrmala presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.

Spartaks :

The home team will make its debut in this edition of the UEFA Champions League with the intention of conquering a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 29 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses at their stadium, with 18 goals scored and 16 conceded. The team comes to this match after a win away with the Ghetto / Gvatar by (1-8). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions Spartaks Jūrmala has won 4, tied 1 and lost 5. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. He has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he got the comeback in 3 of the 9 matches in which he suffered the first goal.

Spartaks is the current national champion of Latvia and that is why he has guaranteed the right to enter this previous round of the Champions League. The local team is aware that no game at this time will be easy, but will act in their domains and want to advance in the competition, so only the victory interests you at this time, even more so because the second leg will be at home of the adversary and it is important to take an advantage. Therefore, we expect you to have the capacity and attitude during the ninety minutes, because that way you will be able to reach your goals.

Crvena Zvezda:

The visiting team plays their first match in this edition of the UEFA Champions League with the intention of winning a positive result as a visitor. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches he has 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins and 5 draws in his stadium. In the last match that they disputed, for the Friendlies, they beat the Bohemians by (0-1). In the last 10 away matches Crvena Zvezda has 9 wins and 1 loss. Their offense has scored regularly, as they have always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games.

As well as his adversary, the Red Star also won the national title, but in Serbia, which gave him the right to play this previous round of the Champions League. The visiting team knows that passing phase is difficult, but if you want to advance it is important that you conquer an advantage for the return game, so a draw with goals can already be considered something good. It is clear that the main goal of the Serbs is to reach the group stage and to make it a reality they will need to work hard, showing quality and determination in the fight for what they want to conquer.

PREDICTION: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.71