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Cluj vs Red Star Belgrade prediction, betting odds & free tips (26/08/2021)

The Cluj vs Red Star Belgrade is probably one of the least interesting rematches in this round of Europa League sicne the guests enter the second leg with a four-goal advantage from the first game. Still, we have prepared a preview of the game for you, along with some free betting tips.

Our top betting tips and predictions for Cluj vs Red Star Belgrade

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Cluj and Red Star Belgrade to Draw

While the Serbian team was the favourite in the first leg as well, the final score was definitely a huge surprise for football fans and experts. A 4-0 win for Red Star Belgrade basically guarantees them a spot in the Europa League group stages, but there is still the rematch to play. We don’t expect the same game in Romania, so our prediction is for the second leg to end in a draw.

Cluj and Red Star Belgrade to Draw at Half Time

Since we expect the game to end in a draw, we also expect the half time to end in a draw as well. After all, most matches that are equal at the end are also even at half time. In addition to this, we think that Red Star has enough quality in defence to keep their net intact in the first half and since they are already up by four goals, we don’t expect them to push hard for a goal in the first half either.

Under 2.5 Total Goals

While the first match did have four goals, all of which where scored by Red Star Belgrade, we don’t expect the same thing in the rematch. Cluj will certainly have to be as offensive as they can, but Red Star will focus on defending and threatening from counter-attacks. In any case, our prediction for this match is under 2.5 total goals.

Cluj vs Red Star Belgrade preview: Rematch just a formality?

With such a huge advantage from the first leg, it seems that the guests are already secure for the group stages of Europa League. Still, let’s take a closer look at both teams ahead of their second leg:

Cluj

The Romanian champions have been eliminated by Young Boys in the Champions League qualifications and that was a big disappointment for the fans. Unfortunately for them, the worse was yet to come since Cluj was completely demolished in the first leg of EL Qualifiers against Red Star Belgrade and it doesn’t seem realistic that they can make up the deficit in the rematch in Romania.

Red Star Belgrade

After a record-breaking season in the Serbian league, the fans were hoping for another appearance in Champions League. Unfortunately for them, the former European champions couldn’t get past Sheriff Tiraspol and that meant that Red Star will have to fight for a spot in the group stages of Europa League. At least the team showed a lot of character in the first leg against Cluj, which they won 4-0 to put themselves in a great position ahead of the second leg.

The best odds and stats for Cluj vs Red Star Belgrade

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UEFA Europa League Qualifying
CFR Cluj
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Red Star Belgrade
August 26, 2021
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CFR Cluj vs Red Star Belgrade

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26/08/21
UELQ
CFR Cluj
CFR Cluj
1 - 2
Red Star Belgrade
Red Star Belgrade
17/08/21
UELQ
Red Star Belgrade
Red Star Belgrade
4 - 0
CFR Cluj
CFR Cluj
22/06/19
EF
Red Star Belgrade
Red Star Belgrade
1 - 1
CFR Cluj
CFR Cluj

CFR Cluj

Last 5

26/09/21
RLI
ACS UTA Batrana Doamna
ACS UTA Batrana Doamna
0 - 1
CFR Cluj
CFR Cluj
23/09/21
RC
CS U Craiova
CS U Craiova
1 - 0
CFR Cluj
CFR Cluj
20/09/21
RLI
CFR Cluj
CFR Cluj
1 - 0
CS U Craiova
CS U Craiova
16/09/21
CON
FK Jablonec
FK Jablonec
1 - 0
CFR Cluj
CFR Cluj
11/09/21
RLI
FC Botosani
FC Botosani
1 - 0
CFR Cluj
CFR Cluj

Red Star Belgrade

Last 5

26/09/21
SSL
FK Novi Pazar
FK Novi Pazar
0 - 4
Red Star Belgrade
Red Star Belgrade
19/09/21
SSL
Partizan Belgrade
Partizan Belgrade
1 - 1
Red Star Belgrade
Red Star Belgrade
16/09/21
UEL
Red Star Belgrade
Red Star Belgrade
2 - 1
Braga
Braga
11/09/21
SSL
Red Star Belgrade
Red Star Belgrade
3 - 0
FK Proleter Novi Sad
FK Proleter Novi Sad
29/08/21
SSL
FK Cukaricki
FK Cukaricki
1 - 2
Red Star Belgrade
Red Star Belgrade

Frequently asked questions for Cluj vs Red Star Belgrade

Cluj vs Red Star Belgrade Prediction

  • When is the kickoff? The kickoff is at 7:45 pm BST on Thursday, August 26th.
  • Where will the game be held? The game will be held at the Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu in Cluj-Napoca.
  • Who is the favourite? Red Star Belgrade is a slight favourite at 11/8 odds.