Tip Red Star Belgrade - CSKA Moscow
Red Star Belgrade hosts CSKA Moscow in the Europa League this week and the home side will be looking to make an impression here.
The Serbian side were quite mediocre in the group stages but they managed to finish second in the group behind Arsenal with 9 points. Red Star picked up 2 wins and 3 draws.
Meanwhile, CSKA have managed to qualify for this round after crashing out of the Champions League. They finished third in their group.
CSKA will be looking to make their mark in Europa now. They managed to secure 3 wins from the stipulated 6 games in their Champions League group and they will be favourites to win here.
However, the away side will have to improve defensively if they want to secure a comfortable win here.
Key points Red Star Belgrade - CSKA Moscow
Red Star have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 Europa League games.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Red Star's last 6 games (UEFA Europa League).
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 6 of CSKA Moscow's last 7 games (UEFA Europa League).
Conclusion Red Star Belgrade - CSKA Moscow
This is an important game for both teams and they will not want to lose here.
Red Star are unbeaten in 14 matches and even held Arsenal to a goalless draw at The Emirates in November. Meanwhile, The Russian giants have won four of their five away matches in the Champions League this season and they will fancy their chances as well.
Both teams are likely to cancel each other out with a defensive approach. A low scoring game is also very much on the cards.