​UEFA Champions League -- Crvena Zvezda vs FC Pyunik Game Preview

Analysis:

The opening leg of Red Star Belgrade and FC Pyunik's third-round qualifying round match will take place on Wednesday night.

Crvena Zvezda

It is safe to assume that Red Star are in terrific shape going into this match after not suffering a competitive loss since losing to Rangers in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 matchup in March. Red Star recently started defending their top-flight championship in a resounding manner, winning each of their first four games and scoring 17 goals in the process.

​UEFA Champions League -- Crvena Zvezda vs FC Pyunik Game Preview

FC Pyunik

Pyunik have already advanced through two matches to this point. It goes without saying that Pyunik are currently riding a wave after winning the Armenian title last season, despite not having won any local hardware since 2015. In the previous five away games, which also included a few Champions League qualification games, they had managed to win three of them.

Prediction

It would be foolish to write off the visitors in this tie since their confidence is at an all-time high. Red Star are the overwhelming favourites and ought to be in command going into the rematch.


Pick: Crvena Zvezda (-1.5) in AH


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