Guessing game for football experts! Which teams beat reigning Champions League winner Liverpool FC last season in the premier class? Tip: There are a total of four teams. The first club is probably still doing well, as the Reds’ epic pick-up in the semi-finals was only possible due to a 3-0 defeat by Barcelona in the first leg. In addition to the Catalans were the other opponents in the knockout phase Porto and Bayern. The Portuguese were dominated twice clearly and the Munich won at Anfield a 0: 0, but lost at home in the Allianz Arena with 1: 3. It remains the opponents in the group stage, in the Liverpool retrospectively almost had flown out. Against Napoli and against Paris the troupe was defeated by Jürgen Klopp. Club number four was Red Star Belgrade. Yes, even the Serbs have won at home against the eventual winner of the Henkel Potts 2-0. In the extremely prominent group, the outsider is still eliminated in the premiere season as the last.
Red Star Belgrade vs HJK Football Betting Tips
Now, Red Star takes a fresh start towards the group stage. The first test has been made by coach Vladan Milojevic’s team. Against the representative from Lithuania, FK Suduva, the Serbian capital club prevailed more or less confidently and now meets the Scandinavians from Helsinki. The Finns have prevailed against underdog HB Torshavn and now want to provide a surprise. Between Red Star Belgrade and Helsinki, the odds for a tip on getting ahead are very clearly distributed. Even in the first leg, the bookmakers seem to expect that the hosts ensure clear conditions.
Red Star Belgrade – Statistics & Current Form
Red Star Belgrade has undoubtedly taken the lead in national football in the recent past. In the last season, the club defended the title in the national Super League sovereign and by a long way ahead of the second-placed Radnicki Nis and especially before the big city rivals Partizan (18-point advantage). This gives Roter Stern again the right to participate in the qualification for the Champions League.
Against Suduva FK in the first leg in a foreign country again the great strength of the team of Vladan Milojević was played – the defensive work. With 20 goals in 37 games was the balance in the preseason outstanding. In Suduva, the team won 0-0, then at home to make it into the next round. After early 2-0 by former Werder star Marko Marin everything seemed to be clear before Marko Gobeljic did his team a disservice and was expelled after an hour of the field. So again a little tension came into play and Suduva succeeded in injury time even the 1: 2-goal.
Belgrade was able to manage this lead and they are now in the quarter-finals of qualifying. Against Helsinki, the four-chain must of course be changed over and already at the weekend in the league start the coach did not rely on red-starter Gobeljic, but on Stojkovic to rehearse a possible defensive formation for the first leg against Helsinki. This worked well and the defending champion stayed home 2-0 at home. After the game, the focus was quickly put on the immensely important first leg against the Finns. The international success is incredibly important from the economic point of view for the Serbs and the tension is therefore great, although between Red Star Belgrade and Helsinki, the odds for a tip on the progress of the hosts are very clearly distributed. As you know, there are always surprises in football.
Expected formation of Red Star Belgrade:
➲ Borjan – Rodic, Milunovic, Babic, Stojkovic – Jovicic, Jovanovic, Ivanic, El Fardou Ben, Marin – Boakye
Last matches of Red Star Belgrade:
⚽️ 20.07.2019 – Red Star Belgrade vs. Javor Ivanjica 2-0 (Super League)
⚽️ 16.07.2019 – Red Star Belgrade vs. Sūduva 2: 1 (Champions League)
⚽️ 13.07.2019 – Red Star Belgrade vs. Zvezdara 2: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 09.07.2019 – Sūduva Vs. Red Star Belgrade 0: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 01.07.2019 – Linz vs. Red Star Belgrade 1: 3 (Friendly Match)
Helsinki – Statistics & Current Form
Is HJK Helsinki underestimated a bit? The Finnish capital club has put together a very young team, which is hungry for success, but of course also very inexperienced, especially internationally. The example of Ajax Amsterdam in the preseason shows that this concept can work well with carefree youngsters and so guests approach the task courageously on Wednesday. The form and the self-confidence vote anyway after six games without defeat. At the weekend, the troupe of coach Toni Koskela earned a respectable win at the leaders FC Ilves and played in the foreign draw (1: 1). This was enough to hold the bottom of the table in three points and Helsinki still has all the options for the championship.
In qualifying for the premier class has also already mastered the first hurdle. However, HB Torshavn was not a real opponent. After a clear 3: 0 was the move to the quarter-finals only formality. Although the Scandinavians were in the second leg at 0: 2 in the second leg just a wobble, a double by attacker Riku Riski, who came on as a Joker, but then quickly made for the final decision.
The mixture makes it in total with the protected of Toni Koskela. The average age is relatively normal, but the range is huge. While on the left side with the 37-year-old Rafinha and the 31-year-old Zeneli much experience in the field, are otherwise in the midfield fives three 20-year-old and the only 17-year-old super talent Santeri Vaananen on the road. In attack, Evans Mensah is mostly on his own. Especially in the first leg away the Finns will not deviate from their compact basic orientation. Although an away goal would be incredibly important, however, the priority of the work against the ball. In case of a backlog, the task against the defensive stronghold of the Serbs will be even harder. Overall, between Red Star Belgrade and Helsinki, the prediction can be ventured, that the guests will act rather cautious and try at maximum forward to set isolated pinpricks.
Expected lineup of Helsinki:
➲ Rudakov – Rafinha, O`Shaughnessy, Obilor, Alho – Kairinen, Vaananen, Dahlstrom – Lappalainen, Riski, Mensah
Last matches from Helsinki:
⚽️ 20.07.2019 – Ilves Vs. Helsinki 1: 1 (Veikkausliiga)
⚽️ 16.07.2019 – HB Torshavn vs. Helsinki 2: 2 (Champions League)
⚽️ 09.07.2019 – Helsinki vs. HB Torshavn 3: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 04.07.2019 – HIFK vs. Helsinki 0: 2 (Veikkausliiga)
⚽️ 29.06.2019 – Helsinki vs. Kuopoi 1: 1 (Veikkausliiga)
Red Star Belgrade vs HJK Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The direct comparison between Red Star Belgrade and Helsinki is not useful for a try, as the two clubs have never played against each other.
Red Star Belgrade vs HJK Football Betting Tips Explained
Experience meets youthful lightheartedness, defensive strength an offensive drive, a team that is at the start of the season, meets a team that is in the midst of a season in the game rhythm. There are a lot of interesting aspects to consider in the match between Red Star Belgrade and HJK Helsinki before a tip is selected. All factors point in our eyes to the fact that the teams on Wednesday will act cautiously and thus few goals in the Serbian capital are to be expected. Betting on sub-goals is the logical conclusion to the game. In the first leg, the teams do not want to take any last chance anyway. The hosts, defensive (especially at home) barely overcome, want to avoid an away goal of the Finns and have just not yet arrived in the game rhythm. A close 1-0 or 2-0 would therefore be the desired result of the team of coach Milojevic.
Key Facts – Red Star Belgrade vs HJK tips
⛳️ In the last qualifying round, both teams were very confident
⛳️ Belgrade won 2-0 at the weekend, while Helsinki are in the middle of the season and unbeaten in six games
⛳️ The hosts have their very clear strengths on the defensive and will act cautiously in the first leg
⛳️ As an underdog abroad, Helsinki will shy away from the risk in the offensive game anyway
The odds for the selection “Both teams to score“ are around 2.50, which is because the bookmakers do not really trust the guests from the Far North a hit. Should be on the side of Red Star in the end actually the zero back, the tip has a high probability of occurrence of well over 50% on under 2.5 goals, as a runaway victory against the form-strong and well-rehearsed Finns is not to be expected. The decision will probably only fall in the second leg in Scandinavia. The bet on a maximum of two hits is overall very lucrative and one of the best recommendations on Wednesday, which is why the use of seven units also turns out quite high.
Bet Tip: Under 2.5 goals