Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Following their under par performance in a 2-0 loss at Bank Respublika Arena, Partizan will look to make a comeback and seal a spot in the Conference League final qualifying round when they take on Sabah Baku in Belgrade. A 2-1 win over Radnicki Nis gave them a confidence boost and seeing that weather conditions in the first leg were inhuman, home win should be considered this time out.
A man to watch in the home side will be summer signing Severina, who sealed the victory against Radnicki Nis, while experienced midfielder Natcho returns to the starting XI. Sabah, on the other hand, are not regarded as good travellers and we do not believe that they are capable of repeating such a fine performance. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team as they were not in action in the national championship at the weekend.
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.