UCL FK Crvena Zvezda VS Pyunik FC– Match Prediction
UEFA Champions League FK Crvena Zvezda VS Pyunik FC
Starting on August 3, 2022, at 18:45 UTC, FK Crvena Zvezda and Pyunik Yerevan will face off h at the Rajko Mitic Stadium in Belgrade, Serbia. The game is a qualification match for the UEFA Champions League. Teams Pyunik and FK Crvena Zvezda have not yet played a game. The first time two clubs have faced off against one another, both teams’ supporters are hoping for a thrilling conclusion.
Red Star Belgrade hasn’t lost at home since November 2021, so they’ll be hoping to start their hunt for a Champions League place on a bright note. Additionally, Pyunik Yerevan’s 2022–23 Armenian Premier League campaign was denied a dream start when they were defeated 1-0 by FC Ararat.
Before that, they defeated Dudelange of Luxembourg in the second round of the Champions League qualifying matches after winning 4-2 on the road. Pyunik will keep moving forward in their pursuit of a spot in Europe’s premier club competition now that they have won both away games in the qualifying rounds.
Rui Tavares and Paulo Soares POR serve as assistants to main referee Artur Dias POR.
Tiago Martins POR will serve as the game’s video assistant referee.
FK Crvena Zvezda – Red Star Belgrade
Red Star Belgrade is the only club to have won both the European and Intercontinental Cup, having done so in 1991, making them the most successful club in the Balkans and Southeast Europe. They are the second team from Eastern Europe to have won the European Cup. They were the most successful club in Yugoslavia and the first in Yugoslavia.
They got the chance to become the first League all-time table and is the most successful club in Serbia with 33 national championships, 26 national cups, two national super cups, two national champions leagues, and one league cup between Serbian and Yugoslav competitions. Since the 1991–1992 campaign, Red Star’s finest accomplishments have included making it to the UEFA Champions’ League group stages, the UEFA Europa League, and the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.
The closest accomplishment for Pyunik on the world stage was a bronze medal in the 2006 Commonwealth of Independent States Cup. Pyunik typically earns a spot in the UEFA Europa League and Champions League qualifying stages thanks to its domestic performance. Along with Urartu, Shirak, and Ararat, Pyunik is regarded as one of Armenia’s most well-liked football clubs.
This season’s Serbian SuperLiga has already featured four games, and so far, things have proceeded as standard, with Red Star storming out to an early lead and dominating the competition. After the first four games, the team had amassed all 12 points and appeared virtually unbeatable, scoring an incredible 17 goals while only conceding one.
Amazingly, Vojvodina has goals conceded record of zero at this point in the league season, but with 17 goals scored, they have nearly trebled the goals scored by every other team.
Red Star got things going with a straightforward 4-0 victory over Radnicki Nis and a subsequent 5-0 demolition of Kolubara in which Milan Pavkov scored three goals throughout the two games and Aleksandar Katai scored twice. The Serbian heavyweights faced Mladost Lucani next, and it was a lot tighter game as they gave up their lone goal to Nikola Lekovic.
Once more for Red Star, it was Pavkov who changed the match’s outcome with his fourth goal of the year, and Stefan Mitrovic added the game-winning second. The team then destroyed Radnik Surdulica 6-0 in their previous match, regaining its offensive and defensive peaks with a faultless performance at home. Now that Pyunik is not anticipated to pose as much of a threat, Red Star may have another smooth ride in this opening leg of the Champions League third-round qualifier. After losing their opening match 1-0 to Ararat, Pyunik is one game behind in their 10-team Armenian league and has 0 points.
The club has to go through this stage to qualify for the Champions League, and their bad performance in that match doesn’t augur well for the club’s high hopes for a spot on the largest platform in Europe. However, they could easily defeat Diddeleng in the previous qualifying round. Despite losing the first leg at home 1-0, they came back to destroy them 4-1 in a solid offensive performance.
It appears they won’t be able to win in two legs. Thus, Red Star should win to put themselves in a good position for an easy second leg. We believe they will triumph, and more than 2.5 goals will be scored.
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