Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Buoyed by a 2-1 win over Spartak Subotica, Partizan will look to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they take on Sheriff in the Conference League last 32, return leg. Partizan won the first leg thanks to Ricardo Gomes’ goal, with the team moving one step closer to booking their place in the last 16, but the Moldovans should not be written off just yet. Igor Vujacic is banned for the match, while both Andrade and Fejsa are pushing for a start after the duo came from the bench at the weekend.
Sheriff, on the other hand, failed to impress in the first leg, and given their difficulties in front of goal, a low-scoring affair is on the cards in Belgrade. Nigeria forward Rasheed Akanbi is back from suspension, while there are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team.
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.