By William Hill
Last Updated: 7th January 2020
Liverpool will make the long trek to the Rajko Mitić Stadium for their reverse-clash against Red Star Belgrade. Jurgen Klopp’s men will be looking to repeat last month’s 4-0 trouncing that saw all three of their attacking trio on the score-sheet.
Red Star Belgrade vs Liverpool: odds and predictions
Despite being presented with unimpressive odds-on 1/5, our Red Star Belgrade vs Liverpool predictions and betting tips still see the Reds as favourites to win, with the home side punting at 12/1, and a share of the spoils of war trading at 6/1.
The home side are again presented with the formidable task of containing a Liverpool side, who on their day, possess the cajones to sweep aside any team.
Spearheading their attack is Sadio Mane, who has so far bagged eight goals this season as the Red’s leading goal-scorer.
Priced at 7/2, the pace the Senegalese striker provides on the counter, combined with an unwavering ability to find the back of the net makes him our pick to score first.
Alongside Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, Mane could be the key to another hammering for Van Bommel’s side.
Yet while it may seem like an impossible task, Red Star Belgrade do have players that can hurt the travelling side, and leading the charge is Richmond Boakye.
Betting at 12/1 is a risky wager, but considering his strength on the ball and proclivity to shoot from distance, he is faring to be their best hope of an upset.
Red Star Belgrade vs Liverpool head-to-head: (most recent first) Red Star Belgrade 0-4 Liverpool, Red Star Belgrade 2-1 Liverpool, Red Star Belgrade 2-1 Liverpool
Red Star Belgrade vs Liverpool predictions: score, best bet, scorer tips
Predicted score: Liverpool our pick to win 5-0, priced @ 16/1
The Redmen were dealt with a disappointing draw on the weekend, despite facing an in-form Arsenal side.
They won’t be as wasteful this Tuesday and given Red Star’s woeful defensive track record we’re forecasting Klopp’s men to put five past Milan Borjan.
Last season’s Champions League campaign saw Liverpool as the leading goal-scorers behind Paris-Saint Germain, and Red Star Belgrade could be the perfect stepping stone for the Red’s to reach similar heights in this year’s campaign.
All in all, the odds are not in Van Bommel’s favour.
Best bet: Over 3.5 goals scored, projected @ 6/5
Liverpool have been conservative in their recent wins, and Red Star could be the perfect punching bag for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
In fact, the Red’s completed their first proper hammering in a while after their 4-0 win over West Ham in the opening day of the Premier League against Red Star Belgrade last month, which could be the perfect incentive for them to repeat their successes.
Trading at odds of 6/5 in our Red Star Belgrade vs Liverpool predictions, we’re forecasting over 3.5 goals to be scored in Tuesday’s clash at the Red Star Arena.
Predicted scorer: Sadio Mane to score two or more goals, tipped @ 9/2
Following the theme of dominance evident in our first match betting tip, we’re projecting Sadio Mane to find his way onto the score-sheet not once, but twice in Tuesday’s clash.
A man-of-the-match performance against Cardiff which saw him score a brace was followed by the solitary goal against Red Star last month’s clash at Anfield. We’re making him our pick to convert his chances and bag another brace as the final of our Red Star Belgrade vs Liverpool predictions.
And if that wasn’t hard enough, Red Star will have to cut out the supply line to the 26-year-old from the likes of James Milner and Firmino, which could make for a long evening for the home side in Serbia.
The Senegalese is expected to score alongside his strike partners Salah and Roberto Firmino, like the trio all did in the reverse fixture with Red Star. The trending #YourOdds for this are at 8/1. Click here to place your bet.
Red Star Belgrade vs Liverpool stats: Opta
- Crvena Zvezda have won two of their three games against Liverpool in European competition, however, did lose the most recent meeting (0-4 at Anfield).
- Crvena Zvezda are winless in their last five games in European competition (D3 L2), losing the last two in a row while conceding a combined 10 goals (1-6 v Paris Saint-Germain and 0-4 v Liverpool). Liverpool have only lost one of their last 11 group stage games in the Champions League (W5 D5), scoring 33 goals in total during this run (an average of 3 per game).
- Liverpool have scored 48 goals in the Champions League since the start of last season (16 games), the most of any team in the competition.
- Sadio Mané has scored 11 goals in his last 12 appearances for Liverpool in the Champions League, with the most recent of those coming against Crvena Zvezda in a 4-0 win for the Reds.