FK Crvena Zvezda will look to win their first match in the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 campaign on Tuesday, when they host RB Leipzig. The German side won the first meeting between the two clubs, 3-1, but this week’s hosts found joy on the break.
The Serbian side boast a record of one draw and two defeats so far in the Champions League, which puts them third in Group G. Crvena Zvezda have netted four times, scoring in all three matches. However they ended in 3-1 defeats to Manchester City and Leipzig, and a 2-2 draw versus Young Boys.
Barak Bakhar has coached his side into second place in the Serbian top flight, winning ten of their 13 matches. Prioritising the attack has been key for Crvena Zvezda, as they are the top scorers in the league, with an average of 2.69 goals per game.
Leipzig are expected to finish in second place behind Manchester City and that is where they currently stand. Marco Rose’s team have claimed six points, beating Young Boys, this week’s opponent and losing to Man City. The German outfit have conceded in every match, but they’ve also scored over two goals on average.
In the Bundesliga, Leipzig have scored the fourth most goals (25), whilst conceding the third least (9), and after ten games they sit in fifth place. On the road, the Red Bulls have won 60% of their matches, yet they have lost their two most recent games whilst travelling.
Crvena Zvezda is a difficult place to visit, but if Leipzig remain focused on the task set by Rose, then the quality should prevail.
The final prediction is Crvena Zvezda 1-2 RB Leipzig.