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Omonia (Cyp) vs FK Crvena zvezda (Srb) Prediction & Betting tips
Red Star Belgrade prevailed twice in a row in the qualifying rounds for the UEFA Champions League and reached the group stage. Now this feat is to succeed for the third time in a row, for which a victory is required in a single knockout game away with 20-time Cypriot champions Omonia Nicosia – if necessary in stoppage time or by penalty shoot-out.
In the run-up to the encounter between Omonia Nicosia and Red Star Belgrade, the odds of the bookmakers definitely turn towards the Serbs, as the odds comparison of the betting base shows.
After all, in Omonia Nicosia against Red Star Belgrade, the supposed class difference between the two teams must also be taken into account. While well-known names are searched in vain in the Cypriot team, there are numerous established players as well as internationally sought-after talents such as the two Serbian up-and-coming stars Njegos Petrovic and Veljko Nikolic.
Although a lot can happen in a knockout game, in the end we believe that this quality, coupled with the international experience of Crvena Zvezda, will prevail. We therefore recommend playing tip 2 at Omonia Nicosia against Red Star Belgrade.
Omonia Nicosia has won the national championship in Cyprus 20 times so far. In the current millennium, however, this was only possible in 2001, 2003 and 2010. The pandemic-induced end of the season hit the club known as “The Queen” all the more.
In regular league operations, the capital city finally ended up in first place in the table and only lost three of their 22 league games before the championship lead could be consolidated with another three on the first day of the championship round.
Then, however, the league was paused and not resumed. With the result that the Cypriot Association did not choose a champion. As the leader of the table at the time of the cancellation, Omonia Nicosia is allowed to qualify for the Champions League, but was not rewarded for a strong season with the 21st championship title.
Very sobering circumstances that will continue to have an effect in the 2020/21 season. After three league games, “The Queen” is still unbeaten, but was only able to get a three in two draws and thus only occupies sixth place in the table.
In qualifying for the Champions League, the capitals already had to go through two rounds and had so far always had to play away by drawing lots. Both in Armenia at FC Ararat and in Poland at Legia Warsaw, however, the ticket for the next round could be bought – in both cases, however, only in extra time.
It is also striking that “The Queen” did not concede a goal in both games, which is why the tip on “Under 2.5 goals” is very interesting in Omonia Nicosia against Red Star Belgrade. Ultimately, however, it must be clearly stated that in the form of the Serbs, Henning Berg’s team is now facing a completely different caliber, whose progress would be a little surprise.
Red Star Belgrade:
In 1991, FK Red Star Belgrade once won the European Cup, the predecessor to the UEFA Champions League. A sensational success that brought the 30-time Yugoslav and Serbian champions worldwide attention.
However, it then took 27 years before the red and whites could qualify for the first time for the group stage of the premier class, which was newly introduced in 1992. Currently, however, the Serbs are well on their way to becoming a permanent guest there.
In both 2018/19 and 2019/20, the club, also known as Crvena Zvezda, always said goodbye to bottom of the group, but were able to win at home over Liverpool and Olympiacos. Especially against the Greeks, it would be explosive in the play-offs that have already been drawn for a place in this year’s group stage.
Provided, of course, that the Serbs master the current task in Cyprus, which the bookmakers’ odds speak for in the run-up to the game between Omonia Nicosia and Red Star Belgrade.
An impeccable start to the season speaks for the Serbs. In the previous two qualifying games there have been two undisputed zero victories over Europa FC and KF Tirana. Dejan Stankovic’s team also impressed across the board in the national league.
Seven games have been played in the Super League in Serbia so far and with an average of three goals per game and only three goals conceded, Crvena Zvezda won all seven games without further ado. This means that the reigning national champion currently has a comfortable lead of five points over the current runner-up in the table and is traveling to Cyprus for this qualifying game with an incredibly broad chest.
Omonia (Cyp) vs FK Crvena zvezda (Srb) head to head matches
09.08.12 EL Omonia FK Crvena zvezda 0 : 1 (0 : 0)
02.08.12 EL FK Crvena zvezda Omonia 0 : 0
01.08.01 CL FK Crvena zvezda Omonia 2 : 1
25.07.01 CL Omonia FK Crvena zvezda 1 : 1