The first leg has ended as a 2:2 draw game, in a fairly open battle that could have ended way differently on some other day.
Even though it might be said that Crvena zvezda was a bit lucky to walk away with a 2:2 result in the first leg, it should be also noted that they had a great chance to revert the game completely into their favor once the side took a 1:2 lead at the start of the second halftime and when the Swiss looked quite shaky in next ten-fifteen minutes.
In order to prepare better for this one, they have postponed their game in the domestic league, having four victories out of four rounds so far, being the only team with no setback for the moment.
Defensive midfielder Jovicic is long term absentee already, while doubtful are offensive Ben (2/2) and striker Pavkov (2/1) but both probably will get some playing time.
Young Boys did create more than the Serbian side in the first leg, however as the team was losing and the Swiss only leveled up from a penalty kick after VAR, they still can be satisfied with how the game went.
Overall, maybe both teams deserved to score once or twice more, with the Swiss side impressing more in the attack, but being nowhere close to the same level at the back.
They come from a 4:0 home victory over Zurich on Saturday evening, continuing to lead the table with a point more than Basel, but surely being much more focused for this one as they rotated the squad quite a lot.
Young Boys is set to miss midfielder Laupder and Spielmann (4/0), as well as defender Camara. Participation of midfielders Martins (3/0), Sulejmani (1/0) and striker Hoarau (2/0) is doubtful at the moment.
The Serbian side already showed that they really don’t need much to score against such Young Boys. This bet isn’t completely against their opponents, but simply against their defensive lineup that should be having a far more difficult job now.
The time won’t be a friend of the Swiss side here most likely, and they are expected to open up sooner or later – meanwhile remaining quite fragile even when they don’t open up.
Tvmoca propose : Over 2.5 Goals