Young Boys make the trip to the Red Star Stadium in Serbia to face Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League. With both sides losing in their first games, a win here would be needed if either team wants to mount a serious challenge for the knock-out rounds.
Red Star sit third in Group G after a loss in their first game, but by virtue of the alphabet, Red Star are above Young Boys despite having the same goal difference. In the Serbian SuperLiga, Red Star also sit third with six wins, two losses and 18 points.
In their last five games in all competitions Red Star have two wins and three losses. Milan Rodic and a Guelor Kanga penalty mounted a late charge for Red Star but the early goal from Borisav Burmaz and goals from Mihajlo Neskovic and Danilo Teodorovic saw Vozdovac win 3 - 2 despite Vukasin Durdevic’s red card. Red Star were back to winning ways against Novi Pazar as Aleksandar Dragovic and another Kanga penalty gave Red Star the 2 - 1 win.
Marko Docic opened the scoring with his penalty before Jean-Philippe Krasso equalised with his own penalty. However, Sunday Adetunji scored late on to give ten man Cukaricki the 2 - 1 win with Bojan Kovacevic being sent off. In the Champions League, Red Star travelled to Manchester. Osman Bukari gave Red Star the shock league against the Champions League holders but a goal from Rodri and a brace from Julian Alvarez gave Man City the 3 - 1 win.
Most recently, Red Star beat Radnicki Nis 1 - 0 with a goal from Mirko Ivanic.
Young Boys, on the other hand, sit bottom of Group G after their opening game loss to RB Leipzig and despite their equal goal difference with Red Star. In the Swiss Super League Young Boys sit second with five wins, two draws and one loss in eight games.
In their last five games in all competitions Young Boys have three wins and two losses. In the Second round of the Swiss Cup, Young Boys faced Neuchatel Xamax where a goal from Silvere M’boussy gave Young Boys the 1 - 0 win. In the Champions League Young Boys hosted RB Leipzig. Meschak Elia scored for Young Boys but goals from Mohamed Simakan, Xaver Schlager and Benjamin Sesko gave RB Leipzig the 3 - 1 win.
The game against Lugano saw Joel Monteiro and Fabian Lustenberger score along with a brace from Jean-Pierre Nsame to give Young Boys the 4 - 1 win, with Yanis Cimignani scoring for Lugano. Elia opened the scoring for Young Boys against St. Gallen but a three minute frenzy saw Fabian Schubert and Mihailo Stevanovic both score to give St. Gallen the 2 - 1 win.
The last time out for Young Boys was against Grasshoppers. Cedric Itten scored the only goal in the 1 - 0 win for Young Boys.
Red Star and Young Boys have met four times in their history, with the teams not separated by much. Red Star have one win to their name, whereas Young Boys have never beaten the Serbian side. In fact, a draw is much more common than any win, with three draws in the fixture.