Omonia Nicosia and Crvena Zvezda face in Neo GSP, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (3rd Qualifying Round). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played a game in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 09‑08‑2012, in a match that ended with the final score: Omonia Nicosia (0‑0) Crvena Zvezda. Pay attention to the home factor, as Omonia Nicosia tends to achieve different results at home and abroad.
Omonia Nicosia :
Until reaching this stage of the UEFA Champions League (3rd Qualifying Round), the home team eliminated: Legia Warszawa and Ararat ‑ Armenia. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 4 wins, 9 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in his stadium. The team comes to this match after a draw against Anorthosis by (1‑1). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Omonia Nicosia won 8 and lost 2. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 10 of the last 23 they played ended with Under 1, 5 goals.
Omonia comes to this match after a draw, to a ball, in the visit to the arena of Anorthosis Famagusta, in a game for the Cyprus Championship. In the previous Champions League knockouts, they beat Ararat-Armenia and Légia Warsaw. The local team usually acts in a traditional 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced pieces are Kaly Sene, Fotis Papoulis and Thiago Santos. The brain of the team is midfielder Eric Bauthéac, the player responsible for defining and leading his team’s attacks. For this game the coach cannot count on David Ramírez, due to physical problems.
Crvena Zvezda :
The visiting team reaches this stage of the UEFA Champions League (3rd Qualifying Round) after having played previous qualifiers with: Tirana and Europe. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has registered 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses as a visitor, with 32 goals scored and 6 suffered; against 15 victories in his stadium, with 41 goals scored and 6 suffered. In their last match, for the Super League, they beat Čukarički away by (1‑3). In their last 10 away matches Crvena Zvezda has recorded 8 wins and 2 losses. Their defense has been very solid, having only conceded goals in 2 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches. This is a team that tends to score many times first: they opened the scoring in 9 of their last 9 games, of these 9 they reached the half-time advantage in 6 and always managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘.
The Red Star comes to this match after a 1-3 victory on the trip to the Cukaricki stadium, in a match for the Serbian championship. To get to this stage of the Champions League, the visitors beat Europe and Tirana. In general, coach Dejan Stankoviá acts in 4-3-3, privileging the maintenance of possession and organized attacks, however, in some moments of the game he must act in counterattack. The three arrows pointed at the opponent’s goal will be Gavric, Ivanic and Boakye and the player responsible for defining and leading the attacks of his team is midfielder Nikolic. The visitors’ coach will not be able to count on Krstovic, Katai and Vasiljevic, all with physical problems.