Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
After outplaying Steaua in the third qualifying round, Nordsjaelland will look to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they face Partizan at their Right to Dream Park. Nordsjaelland made a flying start to their Denmark Superliga campaign, with the team winning first four games of the process, but they head into Thursday’s clash following a 2-0 loss to Silkeborg. Ibrahim Osman has joined the likes of Rocco Ascone and Jonas Jensen-Abbew in the recovery room, with Sweden forward Benjamin Nygren likely to step up.
Partizan, on the other hand, have been in Crvena zvezda’s shadow in the Serbian championship in recent years and given the lack of high-profile players in Igor Duljaj’s team, home win should be considered. To make things even worse for the Black and Whites, important midfielder Kristijan Belic serves a one-game ban. A man to watch in the away team will be summer signing Saldanha, who has already started paying off.
Highlighted Team (Partizan):
Partizan are a Serbian football club founded by Yugoslav People’s Army on October 4, 1945. The Crno-beli (Black and Whites) play their home games at Partizan Stadium and the capacity of the venue is 32.710. During the 20th century Partizan were in the shadow of their bitterest rivals Crvena zvezda, who won the European Cup in 1991, but nowadays the Crno-beli are the dominant force in the Serbian Super League, with the team winning their 11th domestic trophy of the 21st century in the 2016/2017 season.
Partizan face Crvena Zvezda in Veciti derbi (Eternal derby) which is considered one of the greatest derbies in the world. Speaking of the club’s European success, Partizan did well to make it to the European Cup final in the 1965/1966 season, but Real Madrid proved to be a big catch for the Serbian champions in the title game at Heysel Stadium.
The likes of Predrag Mijatovic, Miroslav Djukic, Savo Milosevic, Danko Lazovic, Stevan Jovetic, Matija Nastasic, Albert Nadj, Mateja Kezman and Adem Ljajic are the notable footballers who played for Partizan in the past.