Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
A spot in the Conference League playoffs will be at stake when Partizan and Sochi take on each other in Belgrade on Thursday evening. Partizan kicked off the new Serbian Super League campaign in great manner, with the team impressing in the double-header against Dunajska Streda as well. Aleksandar Stanojevic’s troops showed character in a 1-1 draw with Sochi as well, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as favourites to win the return leg.
A man to watch in the home team will be returnee Ricardo Gomes, who has been scoring goals for fun in all competitions of late. Both Nemanja Jovic and Aleksandar Miljkovic are rated doubtful for the return leg. Sochi, on the other hand, are not regarded as good travelers, which is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the Serbian vice-champions. Midfielder Artur Yusupov, who has overcome his injury, is pushing for a start.