About the Match
We move past the halfway point of the group stage and Liverpool need to keep pressing forward. They are top of the highly competitive Group C and need maximum points out of their second game against Red Star. There is still Napoli and PSG to come for the Reds. Read our predictions for Red Star Belgrade v Liverpool.
Red Star Belgrade v Liverpool Head to Head
Prior to this season, the only meetings between them were in the 1973/74 European Cup
Red Star Belgrade won both legs 2-1
RED STAR BELGRADE
Red Star suffered a heavy 4-0 loss at Anfield last time out. This will be just their second home game in the campaign.
The Serbians held Napoli to a draw in their only home game in the group so far though, a 0-0 scoreline. Under 2.5 goals is at 6/4 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am).
Red Star are bottom of this tough group which also houses PSG.
This is their first campaign in the UEFA Champions League proper
They have conceded ten goals in total across their three games so far
Before a heavy 6-1 loss at PSG on match day two, Red Star had only lost one in fourteen European games.
They have lost three of their last twelve now (W4 D5) in European competition.
They are unbeaten in their last seven European home games though with a W3 D4 record.
The Belgrade side have lost just one of their last fourteen European home games, shipping just five goals. Both teams not to score is at 4/7 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am)
Their last home game against an English side ended in a 1-0 loss against Arsenal.
They were unbeaten at home in their first seven matches against English sides (W5 D2). They have lost their last two.
Liverpool are top of their section in the Champions League after their resounding home win over Red Star
The Reds are a point ahead of Napoli, with PSG a point further back.
Mo Salah struck a couple of goals in that Anfield success over Red Star Belgrade and is the 7/10 anytime goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am).
This is their second away game in their group, having lost 1-0 at Napoli so far.
That is back to back away defeats Liverpool have suffered in Europe now
The Premier League side have won just three of their last 15 away games in Europe.
Liverpool have a W5 D8 L7 record in their last twenty away games in European competition
Liverpool have lost three of the last five match European matches now
They averaged over three goals per game in last season’s group stage. They have scored seven in three this time so far.
Liverpool to win:
It was easy enough for Liverpool on home soil against the Serbians in the first meeting. We expect Liverpool to come out on top again, but away from home, we’ll back the more conservative 2-0 score option for them.