Partizan Belgrade vs Rudar Pljevlja
Europa League First qualifying round
Date: Thursday, 19 July 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK
Venue: Stadion Partizana (Beograd)
Partizan have had a somewhat unpredictable spell of form through the pre-season but they’ve outclassed Rudar Pljevlja in the first leg and made a huge step towards the next round with a 0-3 win at Stadion Kraj Bistrice, with goals from Jevtovic, Soumah, and Ricardo Gomes. They now host the rivals at Stadion Partizana and hope to build on the performance, finally retaining consistency early in the campaign.
Rudar only played one pre-season game and we’ve seen them hold Mladost Lucani to a goalless draw, which will be no confidence booster by itself either. Furthermore, they’ve struggled to show off on the road and this could prove even more worrying, as Vuko Bogavac’s men look to overturn a three-goal advantage.
Black-Whites have been very confident at this ground through most of the past season and we do feel they’ll want to base their success on such performances here again – which promises a motivated outfit and rock-solid performance on the day despite all but decided contest in the first leg already.
Partizan Belgrade vs Rudar Pljevlja: Head-to-head
Partizan have bagged a 0-3 win with a very convincing display in the first leg at Stadion Kraj Bistrice.
They’ve thus built on great head-to-head records against the rivals, bagging the fourth consecutive win.
Rudar have never snatched anything from fixtures at Stadion Partizana.
Partizan Belgrade vs Rudar Pljevlja: Prediction
We’ll now back Partizan to another confident display and a comfortable home win, with Asian Handicap -1.5 looking a great way to go about the fixture at 1.64. They’ve been very convincing in the first leg and it is tough seeing this fixture go any other way either.
We don’t feel Rudar will be able to make an impact on the day and we’ll thus also back Partizan to keep a clean sheet, which comes at 1.70 and has attracted many value seekers as well – seeing Black-Whites rock-solid at the back over the recent weeks.
Partizan Belgrade vs Rudar Pljevlja: Bet Tips
Partizan Asian Handicap -1.5 @ 1.64
Partizan to keep a clean sheet @ 1.70.