Partizan vs Santa Clara Predictions & Match Preview

Europa Conference League Predictions from LeagueLane

Partizan vs Santa Clara
UEFA Europa Conference League Qualification,
Date: Thursday, 26 August 2021
Kick-off 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Partizana.

Partizan and Santa Clara will battle it out for a place in the UEFA Europa Conference League group stage on Thursday evening in Belgrade.

Santa Clara picked up a narrow 2-1 victory in the first leg of this pretty much evenly-matched tie against Serbian heavyweights Partizan, but they will have to dig deep to secure progress to the group phase with the reverse fixture at a sold-out Stadion Partizana upcoming.

Local fans are capable of creating an electrifying atmosphere in Belgrade and a massive support from the stands could just be the difference-making factor for the hosts here.

Partizan were by no means outplayed last week in Portugal. They did concede a goal at the start of each half, but managed to find a way to come back into the tie and almost get on level terms through Seydouba Soumah and Milos Jojic.

The team led by Aleksandar Stanojevic opened the new Serbian Superliga campaign in a strong fashion, winning a maximum of 15 points from 5 matches (18-1 goal difference).

They will be highly motivated to make some extra money by playing the group stage of the European competition.

Nevertheless, Santa Clara are anything but a naïve opposition. The Portuguese outfit are well capable of keeping things quiet defensively.

The visitors actually conceded only one goal in five Conference League games this summer, having previously eliminated Macedonian Shkupi and Slovenian Olimpija with home and away wins.

Partizan vs Santa Clara Head-to-head

  • The two teams did not have a chance to lock horns in the past.
  • The last week’s game in Portugal was their first H2H encounter.
  • Santa Clara picked up a narrow 2-1 victory, courtesy of goals in the early phases on each half.

Partizan vs Santa Clara Prediction

We expect a tight and close affair on Thursday in Belgrade. You should not be surprised to see penalties determine the group-stage participant from this matchup.

Based on everything we’ve seen from these two sides in Europe this summer, the Under 2.5 goals FT is by far the safest betting option here. You can back it at very attractive 1.80 odds.

Partizan vs Santa Clara Betting Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 odd
  • Correct Score: Partizan to win 1-0 @ 7.50 odd.