Champions League Betting Tips

Red Star Belgrade vs Pyunik betting tips: Champions League Third Qualifying Round First Leg preview, predictions and odds

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Crvena zvezda to win and both teams to score NO is 8/13.

Match preview

Red Star Belgrade fans

Red Star Belgrade are massive favourites to progress through this tie, therefore looking to establish an unassailable first leg lead at home.

Since 2017, the Serbian champions have qualified for two Champions League and three Europa League group stages.

Last season, Crvena zvezda reached the Europa League last 16, falling to Rangers, their best run in UEFA competition since winning the European Cup in 1991.

Also, having won 17 of their last 19 qualifiers, Dejan Stanković's team are amongst the front-runners to snap up one of the four Champions path group phase tickets.

Pyunik meanwhile have had to come through two rounds just to get this far.

First, the Armenian champions caused a big upset, beating CFR Cluj on penalties in Transylvania.

Then, last Tuesday, they hammered Dudelange 4-1 in Luxembourg, despite having lost 1-0 in Yerevan the week before.

So, regardless of what happens this month, Pyunik are guaranteed to feature in a UEFA group stage for the very first time.

However, it’s unlikely to be in the Champions League, with a home win highly likely at Stadion Rajko Mitić.

Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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