By Anis Bazza
Last Updated: 23rd October 2018
- Wednesday, 24th October
- Kickoff: 8pm
- Stadium: Anfield, Liverpool
- Channel: BT Sport
Jurgen Klopp’s men are tipped as overwhelming favourites in William Hill’s Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade odds while Crvena Zvezda are a monstrous 35/1 to take all three points. A draw is betting at a long 14/1 pick with out Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade predictions projecting a rout at Red Star’s expense.
Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade: betting tips and predictions
Score prediction: Liverpool To Win By 5 Or More Goals – Was 12/5 but now betting at 11/4.
The traders reckon there’s only way this match-up will go and that is for Red Star to end up on the end of a hiding. The Serbs were resoundingly defeated during Game Week 6, suffering a 6-1 thumping at the hands of PSG and a brilliant Neymar hat-trick.
At enhanced odds of 11/4, betting on Liverpool to win by 5 or more goals should be tempting at those odds, especially when you consider the Reds running riot at Anfield is well overdue.
The goals have dried up in recent times for Liverpool with Jurgen Klopp’s side having scored just three times in their past five games. However Man City, Napoli and Chelsea (twice) featured as opponents in those games so don’t let that statistic put you off when considering this punt in our Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade predictions.
Also consider that prior to that tricky run of fixtures, Liverpool accumulated 17 goals in seven fixtures so what better team to provide the perfect foil than Red Star?
Back a return to goal-scoring form when Zvezda visit Anfield with Liverpool scoring 5 or more goals at 11/4 in the first installment of our Liverpool vs Red Star predictions and betting tips.
Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade predictions: Back this triple enhanced bet
We have a second set of enhanced odds for all you intrigued punters and it reads Both Teams to Score and Mohamed Salah scoring in a Liverpool win.
The proclaimed Egyptian king ended his longest run without a goal in a Liverpool shirt on the weekend by scoring the winner away at Huddersfield, prepping himself for an extended run of goal-scoring form.
Anyone who doubted the mercurial talent during that relatively mini batch of poor form could look silly by the end of the year with Salah aiming to make good on his excellent under-lying stats. With a healthy average of 4 shots per a game in the Premier League, it only a matter of when and not if Salah could produce the sensational goal-scoring form of last season. With odds of Salah scoring a hat-trick trading at an extremely short 9/2, the William Hill traders figure Salah.
While Liverpool winning this tie is the overwhelmingly expected norm, the second half of the bet is more interesting.
Backing Red Star to score might seem the unlikeliest part of the bet and sure, Liverpool’s defence has been extremely tight in recent games but the chances are as far-fetched as you might think.
In fact, the last time Zvezda failed to score a goal was when they drew 0-0 with Napoli back in September – a run stretching across seven games. They even managed a goal against PSG in that period – despite being on the end of a 6-1 hiding.
At a 10/3 tip, our Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade predictions and betting tips believe this represents good value.
Goal-scorer prediction: Georginio Wijnaldum to score anytime @ 15/8
The final instalment of our Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade predictions sees us tip Georginio Wijnaldum to score anytime against the Serbians at an enticing 15/8 pick.
The Dutchman scored a superb goal against Germany to cap off a victory for Holland during the international break and we’re backing him to find his goal-scoring touch for Liverpool too.
Only Xherdan Shaqiri, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Salah have averaged more shots per game than Wijnaldum (1.1) in the league proving that the ex-Newcastle man has been vying for goal this season.
Operating deeper in midfield since joining Liverpool, Wijnaldum was once a respectable goal-scorer at previous clubs, scoring 11 leagues goal in his debut season in the Premier League and 56 in 154 for PSV during his stint there.
Better still is his European record whilst at the Dutch giants – a very productive return of 10 goals in 29 games against Europe’s top sides.
That’s why we’re backing him to score anytime in our match predictions.
Head to Head record (most recent first):
The only previous meetings between Crvena Zvezda and Liverpool were in the last 16 of the 1973-74 European Cup – the Serbian side won both legs by a 2-1 scoreline.
Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade: Opta Stats
- Red Star Belgrade have won just one of their nine away games against English opposition (D4 L4), though it did come against Liverpool in November 1973.
- Excluding qualifiers, Liverpool are unbeaten in each of their last 16 home games in major European competitions (W11 D5), scoring 39 goals in that time.
- Liverpool have lost three of their last four Champions League games (W1), as many as their previous 17 combined in the competition (W8 D6 L3).
Anis grew up supporting Manchester City but found joy and solace across Europe’s major football leagues. Increasingly passionate about NBA, he is interested in and has written extensively about different aspects of sport across the years, previously working at Sky Sports News and Sport360 newspaper in Dubai. He studied Journalism at University but spent a large portion of his academic years building City Watch instead - the largest independent Manchester City Twitter account and website.