Red Star doesn't enjoy good results in this part of the season, despite the fact they entered this part of Serbian championsip from "pole position". They were beaten by Slovan in Europa League qualification in first round they have played (3rd qualification). After poor start in Europe, they have promised to focus on domestic championship, to beat main rival Partizan(they are still playing in Europe). Before game against Partizan, Red Star had three points advantage in championship table, and the game was playing on their stadium. They have lost by 1-0, in a game where Partizan, who played Champions league game against Braga in Portugal that week, after early lead, manage to save the result to the end. Red Star manage to beat Borac in cup game, in front of their fans with 4-0. But, in next game they failed in Serbian Championship again- they were beaten by Hajduk in Kula with 2-0. This was first win for Hajduk in first ten games, and it is important to say that this was game in which Red Star didn't have full support of their fans, as Hajduk team owner has putted big prize on tickets for the game. In last round of Serbian Super League, in front of their supporters Red Star manage to beat OFk with 1-0. I was watching parts of that game, and I was truly disappointed with what Red Star showed, in front of their own fans, against OFK. I think it was first time that their fans were showing that they are unhappy with the way they have played, despite the fact that they had good result for them.
Red Star will face team from second league, Teleoptik today. It is very important to say that Teleoptik is something like "Partizan B", and I am pretty sure they Teleoptik players prepared well for this game. I believe that they had start preparing since they heard name of the opponent, and Partizan scouts and coach possibly helped to Teleoptik to prepare for this game. It would be too much to expect that Teleoptik will manage to kick Red Star out, but I think that they will have task to play as strong as possible, and possibly to make Red Star players tired (unlike Partizan, Red Star plays all their games with same eleven, or fourteen players with subs so they could have trouble with Saturday - Wednesday - Saturday schedule) as possible.
Also, Red Star didn't show much against some other opponents from Second league (Sloga - Red Star 0-2 with both goals after 80th minute ) One important thing is that Red Star president, Lukic, again attacked Serbian Football union, as they are unhappy with referee in some last year's games (despite the fact that Red Star is team that had the most penalty shots last year). Usually, when he was doing this and similar things, his team started to play weaker.
With the way Red Star played last few games, I don't know what to expekt today. They didn't show great game, and Teleoptik players will have strong motivation as it gets. With this lines, I see great value to bet on Teleoptik, and hope that they will not lose this game with more than two goals.
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