Crvena Zvezda will welcome CFR Cluj to Rajko Mitic Stadium for the 1st leg of their Europa League play-off battle on Tuesday. This will be the first competitive game between the two sides, as they have met only for a single friendly match so far. The only encounter between the teams of Crvena Zvezda and CFR Cluj have been a friendly played in the summer of 2019. Back then the two sides finished in a 1:1 stalemate,
Crvena Zvezda were not involved in a match during the weekend and their last games remains the 2nd leg of their Champions League preliminary round battle, which the Serbians lost 1:0 on Tuesday and crashed out of the tournament with an aggregate score of 2:1. In the previous round they also lost away from home, but then responded with a comprehensive 5:0 victory. Those two are Crvena Zvezda only defeats across the last fifty clashes in all competitions.
Cluj recorded a slender 1:0 victory at home against Farul Constanta in a match of the Romanian domestic league on Friday. They are enjoying a perfect start to the new season in Romania after winning all of the five games so far, but already crashed out of the Champions League preliminary rounds, losing 4:2 on aggregate to Young Boys.
We expect a tough game between these two sides and our prediction is for a draw.
This match will be played on 17/08/2021 at 22:00.