Young Boys vs Crvena zvezda Betting Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 UEFA Champions League | Group Stage
When is Young Boys vs Crvena zvezda on and what time does it start? Young Boys vs Crvena zvezda will take place on Tuesday 28th November, 2023 – 20:00 (UK)
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What channel is Young Boys vs Crvena zvezda on in the UK? Young Boys vs Crvena zvezda will be televised live on TNT Sports in the UK
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Young Boys' 3-0 defeat to Man City in their last Champions League encounter means that qualification for the round of 16 is now beyond them, but a win here would put them in an excellent position to make it into the Europa League knockout stages.
Raphael Wicky's men have not had the ideal preparation for this match as their weekend defeat Zurich saw them lose top spot to their opponents in the Swiss Super League.
Crvena zvezda's hopes of making it through the group were dashed by RB Leipzig in their last Champions League encounter, but they retain hope of a Europa League spot as they face their rivals for that honour.
The Belgradians sit second in the Serbian SuperLiga having picked up 22 points from the last 24 available to them, and despite picking up just a single point in the Champions League so far, they have at least found the net in every game in the competition.
THE TEAM NEWS
The key absentee for Young Boys here is that of Sandro Lauper, who misses out through suspension on account of his dismissal against Man City, so Wicky will need to find an alternate option in the middle of the park.
Injured striker Cedric Itten is also a big miss given that he has found the net seven times this season, with Jean-Pierre Nsame and Meschack Elia expected to lead the line here.
PREDICTED XI (4-3-1-2): Racioppi; Janko, Benito, Camara, Garcia; Males, Niasse, Łakomy; Ugrinic; Elia, Nsame
UNAVAILABLE: Deme (Injured), Imeri (Injured), Lauper (Suspended), Itten (Injured)
Crvena zvezda head coach Barak Bakhar has a full complement of players to choose from here, with no injuries or suspensions to speak of.
A defensive 4-5-1 formation is expected from the Serbians, as they aim to soak up the pressure and hit Young Boys on the break.
PREDICTED XI (4-5-1): Glazer; Djiga, Dragović, Rodić, Nedeljković; IB Hwang, Kanga, Ivanić, Bukari, Lučić; Olayinka
THE KEY STATS
- Four of the previous five UEFA club competition matches between these two teams finished level. The only encounter that did not finish as a draw was a 3-0 home win for Crvena zvezda in the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round in August 2004.
- Young Boys are without a win in their last nine UEFA Champions League group stage matches (D3 L6).
- Young Boys have won only two of their previous 16 UEFA Champions League group stage matches (D4 L10).
- Young Boys have not kept a clean sheet in their previous 16 UEFA Champions League group stage matches.
- Crvena zvezda have won only two of their last 12 European matches (D2 L8).
- Crvena zvezda have only failed to score in one of their last 15 European matches.
- Crvena zvezda are without a win in their last eight UEFA Champions League group stage matches (D1 L7).
- Crvena zvezda have lost only two of their last 13 UEFA club competition matches against Swiss teams (W4 D7).
This is essentially a play-off for the Europa League place as both sides will be up against it to get results from their respective final game of the group stage (Crvena zvezda face Man City and Young Boys take on RB Leipzig). Therefore, this could be an entertaining affair and given that both teams have scored in all but one of Young Boys and Crvena zvezda's Champions League games this season, that is the market to focus on.
TIP: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE