uropa League, Group H, date 6
Last match of qualifying round in the Europa League, where we have faced the Red Star of Belgrade or "Crvena Zvezda" against the Colony.
We are going with this game where we have two teams with 6 points, and today they play second place. The Red Star after the 1-0 of the first leg on German soil today can face this game with two of three results in their favor (waiting but that Bate does not win the game against Arsenal that is qualified), considering that the h2h factor is ahead of the goal difference. The only different way for Cologne to equal the h2h is to win 1-0, but with this result it will end with +1 in the goal difference, while Red Star would be eliminated with a difference of -1, a very risky prediction I would say! !
Speaking of the two, we have two teams that come very differently to this game. The Red Star has not lost since 11 games, is the leader of the Serbian championship with 6 points more than the rival Partizan, and is undefeated in the European competitions, where on the qualification route has eliminated teams such as Krasnodar and Sparta Praga. The only defeat came against Arsenal 1-0 in a match but very hard, which was only decided at minute 85 thanks to Giroud, after remaining in ten men at minute 80 after the expulsion of Rodic.
For today DT Milojevic will have only the loss of Radonjic (16/0) Ricardinho (3 / 1g) and Jovicic (5 / 1g), for the rest, all players are available for this important challenge.
While in the Serbian league they travel at an average of 2.5 goals per game, in Europe the story changes, given that they propose a much more careful configuration, because facing experience teams like Arsenal and Bate need a more covered structure. However, this philosophy has produced the desired results, given that with only 2 goals they are the best defense of the group, but they are also the attack that have scored the least goals, only two.
On the side of Cologne, the team arrives after a good 2-2 draw against Shalke 04 in the last game of Bundersliga, but it cost the bench to DT Stoger, so for this game the bank will be the coach of the Sub19 Ruthenbeck, who arrives with only 5 days to train the team, and especially with a lot of casualties, especially in defense and in the middle, which is creating many problems this season, where the German team occupies the last position in the Bundesliga standings with only 3 points after fourteen games, the result of 3 draws and 11 losses, really an unfortunate season so far!
to whom all the absentees of today, Bisseck (2/0), Hector (3/0), Heintz (11 / 1g), Maroh (6/0), Mere (4/0), Queiros (0/0) in defense, Bittencourt (12/0), Hoger (4/0) and Risse (5/0) in the middle, and Zoller (9/0) and Cordoba (8/0) in front.
It is the first time that after 3 defeats in the beginning, that a team has the possibility of qualifying, but playing today in a stadium like the Marakana in Belgrade is almost impossible, men by the side of the Red Star will be 12 today, Many years have passed since a Serbian team arrived in the tie of a European competition. The Colony, although I hope that the match will be played 100%, I see favored the Serbian team that can count on the support of their fans, and especially take advantage of the numerous absences that the German team presents today, forced to integrate youth players . It must also be said that the last place in the classification of the league is difficult to digest, and the reaction will have to be immediate, because with this way the descent is assured.
In football, doing too many calculations is always very risky, so today, after what I have said, I am looking for 3 points from the local team.
Win Red Star for the minimum, go for the green!
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