KF Tirana vs FK Red Star Belgrade Soccer Betting Prediction
Red star clearly favored against Tirana
Red Star Belgrade has to go to Albania in the 2nd round of the Champions League qualification. The Serbian champion will face the winner of the Albanian championship, KF Tirana. This game will be decided in a knockout duel and the guests from Serbia are clearly favored according to the bookmakers. Both teams have not yet played a game against each other and have never competed against a team from the other country internationally. Red Star won the last 6 games in all competitions. In addition to the higher quality of the squad, it could also speak for the guests that the championship in Serbia is already underway while the Albanians are still on hold.
Key points for the match KF Tirana vs FK Red Star Belgrade
Master in Albania
already survived one lap
never progressed 2 laps
FK Red Star Belgrade
6 wins in a row
3x in a group in a row
4 guest appearances without a win
no goal conceded in 5 of 6 games
Will Tirana survive the second qualifying round for the first time?
KF Tirana was able to win the championship in Albania again after a break of 11 years. It was the 25th title for the record champions. In the cup you only had to admit defeat in the final. Coach Emmanuel Egbo’s team, who initially worked for the capital club on an interim basis and took over the post of head coach in the winter, had 21 wins and 7 draws and 8 defeats in 36 championship games. This left you 4 points ahead of the first pursuer. At the end of the championship, the team could only get 1 win out of 5 games with 2 draws and defeats each. There was no win in the last two games. In qualifying for the Champions League, Tirana had to survive one round, winning 2-0 at Dinamo Tiflis in Georgia: Agustin Torassa and Marsel Ismajlgeci scored the goals for the guests, who scored twice immediately before the break and final whistle. Now the Albanians enjoy home advantage, but according to the bookies they are clearly outsiders against Crvena Zvezda.
Tirana home outsider against Red Star
KF Tirana has never survived 2 rounds in a European Cup season. In the previous year the international business was missed. 2017 was already over in the first qualifying round for the Europa League against Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Before that, the teams like Aalesund from Norway, Spartak Trnava from Slovakia and Utrecht from the Netherlands ended up in the 2nd round of the Europa League. Tirana last failed in the Champions League qualification in 2007 and 2009 against the Slovenes from Domzale and the Norwegians from Stabaek. Tip 1 is worth around 6.00 for the bookmakers in this game, the double chance 1 / X is odds at around 2.40. In 5 of the last 11 European Cup home games and in 4 of the most recent 6 games, the team went without a goal. There were under 2.5 goals in 6 of the last 7 home games and in 8 of the most recent 12 international matches.
Emmanuel Egbo took over the chief position at KF Tirana during the winter break and led the club to its first championship in 11 years. The team has won 16 of 22 games in all competitions under the Nigerian so far, with only 3 draws and losses. That makes an impressive average of 2.32 points per game. The team conceded an average of 0.77 goals in each game at the rear, while at the front they scored an average of 2.23 goals per match. At home, the coach sets up the team in the offensive 4-2-3-1, and in the European Cup, too, recently relied on this formation. Egbo came to Albania as a player in the early 2000s and has been gaining coaching experience there ever since. The 47-year-old was already an assistant coach and goalkeeper coach in Tirana, as well as being an interim coach several times.
Will Red Star win the 7th game in a row?
Red Star Belgrade continues to wear the white vest this season. Dejan Stanković’s team has won all 6 games of the season so far. Including 5 championship games and a game in the European Cup, a clear 5-0 against FC Europa from Gibraltar. El Fardou Ben managed a hat trick, Mirko Ivanić a double in the closing stages. Thanks to the great start, the Serbian champion leads the new championship again, 2 points ahead of the first rival. The team only allowed 2 goals. The smooth success in the Champions League qualification was already the 5th to-zero victory this season in the 6th game. Red Star is now the clear favorite away from KF Tirana. For tip 2 you get quite attractive odds of around 1.60 from the betting providers.
4 away games without a win
Red Star Belgrade would like to enter a European preliminary round for the fourth time in a row. In the preseason, the club was in the group stage of the Champions League and finished fourth behind Bayern, Tottenham and Olympiakos with 1 win out of 5 bankruptcies. In 2018 they reached the sixteenth finals in the Europa League. Crvena zvezda could not win the last 4 away games in qualification with 3 draws and 1 defeat, but the opponents with Salzburg, YB Bern and FC Copenhagen were much stronger than Tirana now. In a comparison of market values, the Serbian squad is worth more than 10 times that of the Albanians – 4 to 54 million euros. That speaks very well for the quality of the squad at Red Star, which we predict should prevail in Tirana in the regular season. In 10 of the last 16 international games by Crvena zvezda and in 4 of 8 away games, fewer than 2.5 goals were scored.
Possible placement of Red Star: Borjan – Rodic, Milunovic, Degenek, Gobelic – Ivanic, Sanogo – Katai, Kanga, Spiridonovic – El Fardou
Dejan Stanković has been the Red Star supervisor since February. Since then, the team has won an impressive 12 out of 17 games in all competitions. Points were only given if there were 2 draws and 2 defeats, which leads to a strong point average of 2.41. In June Crvena zvezda won the championship with this coach, and the cup went through to the semi-finals. This was the first title for Stankovic as a coach who won the Champions League as a player with Inter in 2010. Before joining his ex-club Red Star, the 41-year-old was a team coordinator at Inter Milan and a consultant at UEFA.
The direct comparison KF Tirana vs FK Red Star Belgrade
These two teams have never met before. Neither club has ever faced a team from the other country, so the cross-comparison is flat.
KF Tirana vs FK Red Star Belgrade Soccer Betting Prediction
After our analysis, we predict the favorite win for Red Star. You can take very decent odds with you. You can increase the betting odds with an away win or the halftime lead by the guests. Both teams will not be able to score in this game and we will see under 2.5 goals as a result.
Betting Prediction: KF Tirana
Betting Prediction: Draw
Betting Prediction: FK Red Star Belgrade