Red Star Belgrade vs Maccabi Haifa predictions, preview, team news and more
Red Star Belgrade will host Maccabi Haifa at Rajko Mitic Stadium on Tuesday night in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League qualifiers.
The hosts have had a great start to the season, atop the Superliga table. They dismantled Pyunik Yerevan 7-0 on aggregate in the previous round of continental playoffs. Red Star, however, lost 3-2 in the first leg to Maccabi and will be looking to bounce back this week.
The Red Star last appeared in the group stage of the continental showpiece of the 2019-20 season, finishing third in their group and progressing to the UEFA Europa League.
Maccabi took the lead in the first 20 minutes of the first leg but found themselves trailing at the break. They regained their lead in the second half, however, thanks to goals from Frantzdy Pierrot and former Queens Park Rangers man Tjaronn Chery.
Meanwhile, the Greens have made the UEFA Champions League group stage twice, in the 2002-03 and 2009-10 seasons.
Red Star Belgrade vs Maccabi Haifa head to head
Tuesday’s game will mark only the second meeting between the two sides, with the first leg marking their first game.
Maccabi have now won their last two games against Serbian opposition after losing their previous three. They will look to continue that run on Tuesday.
Red Star Belgrade Forms Guide (All Competitions): LWWWW
Maccabi Haifa Form Guide (all competitions): WLWWD
Red Star Belgrade vs Maccabi Haifa Team News
The Red Star of Belgrade
Former Nantes player Osman Bukari came out injured last time and it’s a doubt for him, while Radovan Pankov is injured and will not play.
injured: Radovan Pankov
Doubtful: Osman Boukari
The visitors are expected to be without the services of Raz Meir and Mahmoud Jaber this weekend as the duo are injured. Meanwhile, Dolev Haziza could miss after picking up a knock last week.
injured: Raz Meir, Mahmoud Jaber
Doubtful: Dolev Haziza
Red Star Belgrade vs Maccabi Haifa XI scheduled
Red Star Belgrade (4-4-2): Milan Borjan; Milan Rodic, Nemanja Milunovic, Aleksandar Dragovic, Strahinja Erakovic; Mirko Ivanic, Kings Kangwa, Guélor Kanga, Stefan Mitrovic; Aleksandar Katai, Aleksandar Pesic
Maccabi Haifa (4-3-3):Josh Cohen; Daniel Sundgren, Bogdan Planic, Sean Goldberg; Sun Menahem; Neta Lavi, Arad Ofri, Mohammad El Fazaz; Tjaronn Chery, Frantzdy Pierrot, Omer Atzili
Red Star Belgrade vs Maccabi Haifa Prediction
Red Star saw their seven-game winning streak in all competitions come to an end in their last game and will be looking to bounce back here.
Maccabi, meanwhile, have won three of their last four games after winning just one of their previous eight in all competitions. Their away form has been bad lately, so they could lose here.
Prediction: Red Star Belgrade 2-0 Maccabi Haifa