Red Star Belgrade vs Man City prediction, odds and betting tips – 13/12/2023

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Red Star Belgrade - Man City

UEFA Champions League - Stadium Rajko Mitic

6th Round

Manchester City play Red Star Belgrade in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday 13 December in a match that means very little, in terms of qualification at least.

With City already through and Red Star already out, our Red Star vs Man City prediction is for an open and entertaining match between two sides with nothing to lose. Check out our football betting tips relating to the fixture before the match.

Red Star vs Man City prediction – Betting tips and odds

Hot tip – BTTS

  • Man City have conceded at least one goal in their last five matches in all competitions.
  • The match finished 3-1 to Man City in the reverse fixture.

Manchester City have become ragged of late, with every match in the last month or so descending into chaos. Given the atmosphere they'll be playing in in Belgrade, it wouldn't be surprising if they take part in yet another chaotic match on Wednesday, which should mean both teams getting on the scoresheet.

Latest odds

Head to Head

19/09/23

UEFA Champions League UCL

Man City

Man City

Red Star Belgrade

Red Star Belgrade

3

1

Last Five - Red Star Belgrade

28/01/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Mladost Lucani

Mladost Lucani

Red Star Belgrade

Red Star Belgrade

0

2

W

24/01/24

Club Friendly List Club

Spartak Subotica

Spartak Subotica

Red Star Belgrade

Red Star Belgrade

1

3

W

11/11/23

Serbia Super Liga Serbia

FK Zeleznicar Pancevo

FK Zeleznicar Pancevo

Red Star Belgrade

Red Star Belgrade

1

2

W

04/11/23

Serbia Super Liga Serbia

FK Radnik Surdulica

FK Radnik Surdulica

Red Star Belgrade

Red Star Belgrade

1

3

W

01/11/23

Serbia Super Liga Serbia

FK Backa Topola

FK Backa Topola

Red Star Belgrade

Red Star Belgrade

1

1

D

Last Five - Man City

25/05/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Man Utd

Man Utd

Man City

Man City

2

1

L

21/05/24

Others Others

Stoke

Stoke

Man City

Man City

0

0

D

19/05/24

England Premier League EPL

West Ham

West Ham

Man City

Man City

1

3

W

14/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Tottenham

Tottenham

Man City

Man City

0

2

W

13/05/24

England Championship CHA

Man Utd

Man Utd

Man City

Man City

0

0

D

Red Star odds: 15/2 (8.50) – 11.8%

Draw odds: 23/5 (5.60) – 17.9%

Man City odds: 4/11 (1.36)  – 73.3%

Elsewhere, the over 3.5 goals market is one that should always be looked at with Manchester City. The price for over 3.5 goals in this one currently stands at 13/10 (43.5%). If you think that Erling Haaland will score, then you can get odds of 8/13 (61.9%).

Red Star vs Man City prediction – Other tips

Tip 1: Red Star to score first

  • Man City have conceded the first goal in their last three matches.
  • Red Star scored the opening goal in the reverse fixture at the Etihad Stadium.

Tip 2: Julian Alvarez to score

  • Julian Alvarez has scored four Champions League goals already this season.
  • Julian Alvarez scored a brace in the reverse fixture.

For more betting tips, check out our Champions League predictions page

Red Star Belgrade vs Man City prediction

Red Star vs Man City team news

Red Star

Red Star are in the enviable position of having no major injury concerns coming into the match so they should be able to give their final Champions League game of the season a real crack. With a leaky defence, they will likely take an all-out-attack approach to try and outscore City. As a result, Osman Bukari – Red Star's goalscorer at the Etihad – and Jean-Philippe Krasso will be key for the Serbian outfit.

Predicted Lineup

Glazer –  Nedeljkovic, Djiga, Dragovic, Mijailovic, Rodic – Stamenic – In-Beom, Ivanic – Bukari, Krasso

Man City

Pep Guardiola has some key decisions to make ahead of this one, particularly with qualification and top spot already secured. On one hand, he could use the match to rest several players but on the other, his first eleven could do with some rhythm after a poor month. Haaland is touch and go due to a foot injury, while Jeremy Doku will miss the next couple of weeks with a muscle injury.

Predicted Lineup

Ortega – Lewis, Stones Akanji, Gomez – Rodri, Kovacic, Nunes – Grealish, Alvarez, Foden

Confirmed lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kickoff.

Red Star Belgrade

Red Star Belgrade
4-3-3
18
Omri Glazer
il
2
Kosta Nedeljkovic
rs
24
Nasser Djiga
bf
5
Uros Spajic
rs
15
Aleksandar Dragovic
at
8
Kanga Guelor
ga
33
Srdjan Mijailovic
rs
66
In-beom Hwang
kr
30
Osman Bukari
gh
9
Cherif Ndiaye
sn
14
Peter Olayinka
ng
Substitutes
27
Nikola Vasiljevic
rs
37
Vladimir Lucic
rs
17
Jean-Philippe Krasso
fr
10
Aleksandar Katai
rs
80
Stefan Mitrovic
rs
6
Marko Stamenic
nz
19
Nemanja Milunovic
rs
20
Kings Kangwa
zm
70
Uros Kabic
rs
23
Milan Rodic
rs
22
Jovan Mijatovic
rs
3
Milos Degenek
au

Man City

Man City
4-2-3-1
18
Stefan Ortega
de
82
Rico Lewis
gb
5
John Stones
gb
25
Manuel Akanji
ch
21
Sergio Gomez
es
4
Kalvin Phillips
gb
8
Mateo Kovacic
hr
92
Micah Philippe Jude Hamilton
gb
27
Matheus Nunes
pt
10
Jack Grealish
gb
52
Oscar Bobb
no
Substitutes
24
Josko Gvardiol
hr
2
Kyle Walker
gb
68
Max Alleyne
gb
6
Nathan Ake
nl
33
Scott Carson
gb
88
True Grant
gb
3
Ruben Dias
pt
20
Bernardo Silva
pt
16
Rodri
es
47
Phil Foden
gb
19
Julian Alvarez
ar
76
Mahamadou Susoho
es

Player to watch – Omri Glazer (Crvena Zvezda)

Omri Glazer’s surname might send shudders down spines on the far side of town, though the Crvena zvezda’s keeper also irked City in the blue half of Manchester back in September when he helped to keep the score down at the Etihad Stadium. Glazer faced 16 shots on target three months ago in England, though his acrobatics kept the final scoreline to a respectable-looking 3-1.

Glazer is a recent acquisition at Crvena Zvezda, though the Israeli international has already won over plenty of the club’s supporters. The 27-year-old will need to be at his best again to thwart Man City’s star-studded frontline in Belgrade.

Player to watch – Julian Alvarez (Man City)

With doubts surrounding the fitness of Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez will be trusted into the spotlight as Man City's main source of goals. The Argentinian has thrived in a support role this season, netting four UCL goals, but it will be interesting to see how gets on as the main man.


Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.