12:00 pm
February 21

Red Star Belgrade @ CSKA Moscow

Which TEAM will ADVANCE? (Agg. tied 0-0)

Red Star Belgrade

@ CSKA Moscow


Recent Results:

Red Star Belgrade: 1-3-1

CSKA Moscow: 2-3-0


Current odds:

Red Star Belgrade: (+137)

CSKA Moscow: (-175)


FK Crvena Zvezda made wholesale changes at the weekend but are expected to name a similar XI to the side that drew 0-0 with CSKA Moscow in the first leg. Richmond Boakye is not expected back on Wednesday, so Aleksandar Pesic should be rewarded with another start after his two-goal salvo at the weekend. Srdjan Babić and Vujadin Savić are one booking away from a one-match ban.

Aleksandr Golovin is suspended for the second leg and will need replacing in midfield for CSKA Moscow. Pontus Wernbloom may push up into midfield as a result of Golovin’s absence, with Sergei Ignashevich coming in to the back three. Georgi Milanov was fit enough to make the bench last weekend after nearly three months out injured and is also an option in midfield. Aleksei Berezutski and Georgy Schennikov are unlikely to feature for the home side.

It’s all to play for after the first leg ended 0-0 in Serbia. CSKA Moscow are favourites to advance to the next round of the competition but one away goal could throw a real spanner in the works on Wednesday.

CSKA Moscow will be the fresher of the two teams as they have not played since the first leg. The Russian giants have, however, only won five of their last 18 European home games.

FK Crvena Zvezda are unbeaten in their last 15 matches in all competitions and haven’t lost away from home since the start of October. They kept clean sheets in all three of their away matches in the group stage, even managing a 0-0 draw at Arsenal.

StreakSmarter Pick
Red Star Belgrade