Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Struggling Serbian vice-champions Partizan will look to give fans some cheer when they face Hamrun in Belgrade in the Conference League playoffs, first leg. The Black and Whites failed to impress in the Europa League double-header with AEK Larnaca, with head coach Ilija Stolica losing his job. New boss Goran Petric helped the team regain a much-needed confidence as Partizan defeated Mladost thanks to Svetozar Markovic’s late goal.
Since the Serbs will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways, home triumph should be considered. Goran Petric can count on key players for the first leg. The Maltese, on the other hand, proved their worth in the two-legged tie with Levski, but they will have a bigger fish to fry in Thursday’s clash. Partizan are a much better side with the new boss, and we predict that the hosts are going to emerge triumphant in the first leg.