Partizan vs Connah’s Quay
Europa League Qualification
Date: Wednesday, 01 August 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Partizana (Belgrade).
Partizan, as expected, ran the show in Wales, dominated the game, created a lot of chances, took 24 shots, but only managed to grab 1-0 win. They were sloppy, selfish at times and Nomads did their part by interrupting the flow of the game with smart, sometimes dirty fouls in the middle of the pitch.
I was not impressed with Umar Sadiq, Roma loanee, who started upfront for Partizan. Maybe he’s not fit enough, or needs time to gel with his new team-mates, but Partizan fans expect much more from him. After all, he’s a replacement for Ricardo Gomes, who scored 26 goals last season before joining Al-Sharjah.
Connah’s Quay just sat back and defend, they knew they can’t compete with Serbian team. To be honest, I don’t understand how Killie managed to concede three against semi-professional side.
Partizan vs Connah’s Quay: Head to Head
- Game in Wales was a first ever duel between these teams.
- However, the Nomads are no strangers to Serbian football fans; they faced Vojvodina in season 2016/17 and lost 1-3 on aggregate.
- Partizan faced then Welsh champs Rhyl in CL qualies in season 2009/10 and won both game convincingly, 4-0 (a) and 8-0 (h).
Partizan vs Connah’s Quay: Prediction
2nd leg will be a one-sided affair with Partizan controlling the game from start to finish. They’re superior in every way, and brand new pitch will suit their gameplan – to play faster and rely on technical players, like Tosic and Soumah in 4-2-3-1 formation.
This will be a beautiful trip for Welsh side and their fans, perhaps an experience of a lifetime for most of their players, and they want to do well in Belgrade. Their manager is convinced Nomads will score, even if they concede four or five. I have to say, the latter makes more sense to me.
To summarize this, “Partizan to win it, and win it with style.”
Partizan vs Connah’s Quay: Bet Tips
Partizan -2.5 Asian Handicap @1.85 (17/20)
Over 3.5 @1.95 (19/20).