Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade Live | UEFA Champions League | Date: Wednesday, 24 October 2018 | Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET | Venue: Anfield (Liverpool)
Liverpool and Manchester City took advantage of Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at Manchester United this weekend. Now, these two fans are alone at the top of the Premier League standings with 23 points in 9 games. The Reds defeated Huddersfield Town 0-1 at John Smith Stadium on Saturday with a goal from Mohamed Salah with the help of Xerdan Shaqiri.
Jurgen Klopp confused his team with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane at Burrow Bench. When the Brazilian forward starts on Wednesday to equalize Belgrade’s Red Star in the Champions League, in the first minute, Mane will likely be absent again due to a thumb injury. However, Liverpool still should not have problems to defeat the Serbian champions, due to a big gap in terms of quality between the two camps.
Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade: h2h
- The two teams met 45 years ago in the second round of the European Cup when Red Star Belgrade surprised the Reds with two separate victories 2-1.
- The team led by Milljan Miljanic was applauded by the Kop when he left Anfield after the victory in reverse.
Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade: Prediction
Things have changed a lot since the last meeting between the two teams and there is a big wall between them in terms of quality at this time. Red Star is a dominant force in their national league, where they are seven pics at the top of the standings with 11 wins and a 12-round draw.
However, they felt the strength of high-level European football three weeks ago when the PSG beat up to six goals in the second round of the competition.
Liverpool lost at the same time in Naples, conceding a final goal and losing 1-0 to Stadio San Paolo. They need a victory over the group’s easiest opponent and we hope they win in the first half of the game.
Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade: Betting tips
- Liverpool -1.5 handicap in the first period @ 2.05 (21/20)
- Liverpool -2.5 handicap at 1.57 (4/7)
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Rayo Vallecano vs Athletic Bilbao
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Club Brugge vs AS Monaco
PSV Eindhoven vs Tottenham Hotspur
Barcelona vs Internazionale
Borussia Dortmund vs Atletico Madrid
Galatasaray vs Schalke 04
Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade
Lokomotiv Moscow vs FC Porto
PSG vs Napoli