Partizan vs Videoton
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Play-off
Date: Thursday, 17th August 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Partizana.
Videoton have made one of the greatest upsets of the Europa League qualifications by eliminating French Bordeaux in the third round of the competition.
The Hungarians thus came only a single step away from making it to the group stage as there are only two legs with Partizan Belgrade separating them from a major accomplishment.
The Serbian champions had a very tough draw in the third qualifying round of Champions League as they played Greek Olympiakos Piraues for the place in the playoffs.
The new manager Milorad Djukic can be happy with his team’s display in the rematch at Stadio Georgios Karaiskaki when the Serbians held a start-studded lineup of Olympiakos to a 2-2 draw.
The hosts will come into the game with Videoton on the back of a super important away win over Vojvodina in the fifth round of Serbian Super Liga.
The visit to Belgrade will be a special occasion for three very important names in Videoton.
The team’s head coach is Marko Nikolic, who previously led Partizan, while the star men Marko Scepovic and Danko Lazovic used to play for the bitter city rivals (Scepovic for Partizan and Lazovic for Red Star).
The mentioned attacking dup has been enjoying a spectacular form at the start of the season and they will be the main threat for Partizan’s goal, while Nikolic can be especially satisfied with his team’s defensive displays in the last couple of fixtures as well.
Partizan vs Videoton: Head to head
This will be the first ever head to head encounter between the two sides.
Partizan vs Videoton: Prediction
Partizan are 5/6 to get the victory on the home patch, but it will be easier said than done against a super solid Videoton squad.
It is really hard to separate the two teams at this point which is why we see the best value in chasing the draw at the odds of 14/5 as the top betting call here.
Partizan vs Videoton: Bet Tips
The top betting pick will be the draw at 14/5 @ Unibet.
The second bet would be BTTS at 4/5 @ Betfred.