Our football match prediction:
Partizan will be looking to record their first win in the group stages of the 2017/2018 Europa League when they host Skenderbeu at their Stadion Partizan on Thursday evening. The Black and Whites sit in second place in the Serbian Super Liga standings, whilst they occupy third place in Group B in the Europa League. A win over Skenderbeu could see Partizan overtake Young Boys in the second position in the standings and we predict that Miroslav Djukic’s men are going to leave their hearts on the field in Thursday’s football match. A man to watch in the home team will be Montenegro international Marko Jankovic, who has been in a fine form in the first half of the season. The Albanian outfit are tough to beat at home, but their away record in European competitions is anything but good and we predict that the visitors will return home empty-handed.
Highligted Player (Zoran Tosic):
Zoran Tosic is a Serbian winger playing for CSKA Moscow under a reputation of a free-kick specialist and a tricky dribbler. Technically gifted player has become an important asset for the Army Men in recent years who has made huge strides to prominence after his failed move to Manchester United. The 29-year-old Serbia international moved to Old Trafford in 2009 from Partizan Belgrade, but has only played 74 minutes of competitive action for the Premier League side. The Serbian was quickly demoted to the reserve team before leaving the club on loan to Bundesliga outfit FC Koln. Tosic played just 13 league matches in Germany, but still managed to grab plenty of attention with his impressive appearances. It wasn’t long before Russia’s powerhouse CSKA came knocking offering Tosic a five-year contract with a transfer fee believed to be worth £8 million. Serbia international has been a national team regular since 2007 so far notching more than 70 appearances for his country.
Highlighted Team (Skenderbeu):
Founded in 1925, Skenderbeu are considered one of the oldest clubs in Albania. The Juglindoret (The South Easterners) are well known for their red shirts with white stripes and they welcome their rivals at Skenderbeu Stadium. The stadium was opened back in 1957 and the capacity of the venue is 12.343. Skenderbeu won their sixth Albanian Superliga trophy in the 2014/2016 season, whilst they have yet to win the Albanian Cup trophy. The Judlingoret will play in the 2017/2018 Europa League group stages after impressing in the qualifiers for the European competition. The Albanian outfit set up a meeting with Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League play-offs by beating the likes of Santa Julia, Kairat and Mlada Boleslav and thank to the away goal rule they eliminated the Croatian side in the two-legged tie. Skenderbeu will face the likes of Dynamo Kiev, Young Boys and Partizan in Group B. The club’s main supporters group is Ujqerit e Debores.