Crvena Zvezda – Arsenal – In the derby match of the third round of the H group, the European League of Power will rank the second-placed Red Star and leading Arsenal on Thursday evening in Belgrade, which currently has two points in excess. But, in the last round, Belgraders did a great job when they celebrated their visit to Cologne, so they will now also receive favored “artillery” from London with great confidence. Let’s add that this is their first duel in recent history.
For the current vice-champion of Serbia, but also of the former club champion of Europe, the Red Star Belgrade, this meeting with favored guests from London definitely represents the biggest challenge in the recent history of the club, especially because the victory could only lead them to the stage of placement in the knockout phase of the European League . Namely, we have already said that they managed to celebrate in the second round of the away German Cologne with 1: 0, while before that they played 1: 1 against the always unpleasant Bate Borisov.
And as Arsenal in the previous two matches registered victories against the same rivals, this means that Belgraders now have three points more than Bjelorus and four in relation to the last Cologne. In the last two appearances, in the last two appearances in the championship and the Cup, Red Star has won convincing victories on the home court, so that they are still in the leading position in the Serbian Superliga, while it should be added that only the injured injured pawn are competing for the match with Arsenal Frimpong, midfielder Jovičić and striker Ricardinho.
The likely initial composition of the Red Star: Borjan – Stojković, Le Tallec, Savić, Rodić – Donald, Krstičić – Srnić, Kanga, Radonjić – Boakye
When it comes to the Arsenal team, they come to Belgrade quite relieved, since in the first two rounds of the European League, they have registered secure victories at home over Cologne and away from Bata Borisova, with combined teams. It actually means that even now against the Red Star, coach Wenger could also experiment a little with the starting line-up, especially because his team needed some changes after the latest defeat in the English Premiership.
Namely, last weekend, their great series of six victories and one retired were interrupted, with a match at Watford’s rivals 2: 1, so that the “artillery” is currently only sixth in the table and have even nine points less than the leading Manchester City. In addition, “Wenger” in the match with Watford for the injury remained without the breaker Koscielny and the striker Welbecka, while on that list even earlier there are defenders Mustafi and Chambers, midfielder Ramsey and Cazorla and attacker Sanchez.
Probable starting line-up of Arsenal: Ospina – Holding, Mertesacker, Monreal – Nelson, Willock, Coquelin, Maitland-Niles – Walcott, Wilshere – Giroud
Crvena Zvezda- Arsenal Tip
Regardless of the fact that the “artillery” probably will once again come together with one combined set, they continue to be considered the absolute favorite against the Red Star, which will again seek their chance in solid defense and fast counterattacks, which is why we ended up and decided to type with few goals.