EUROPA: Champions League - Qualifier
Match start: 19:45 (GMT+2)
Official start of the new season of the Champions League was two weeks ago. But we doubt that those several matches of the champions of pocket European countries such as Andorra and San Marino could attract attention of football fans and bookmakers’ bettors.
But now new champions of the majority of countries that take the places in the five-year UEFA top-list starting from 16th and higher are going to meet with each other.
Partizan Serbia (the head coach Miroslav Đukić)
According to the results of last season the black and white team of Marko Nikolić had taken from its eternal rival Crvena zvezda the champion’s title. But when the championship of country has finished the coach-winner moved to Hungary and now is heading Videoton.
And now the new season Partizan has started under the supervision of the former coach of Spanish football clubs València, Valladolid, Córdoba Miroslav Đukić. The best goal scorers of the team are Uroš Đurđević and the Brazilian Leonardo (24 goals each).
Budućnost Podgorica (the head coach Dragan Kazic)
For 4 last seasons the new champion of Montenegro was climbing on the very top of the tournament bracket: 2014 – the 4th place, 2015 – the 3rd place, 2016 – vice-champion, 2017 – champion.
Last season the team as well as the football club Zeta finished with the same number of points – 57 each but Budućnost Podgorica were ahead of its rival according to additional factors. The best goal scorer of the team is Goran Vujović (12 goals).
So, the forthcoming match will demonstrate us the battle of two champions of Balkan States. The first meeting will be held in Belgrad and Partizan losses extremely rarely at home arena.
Bookmakers have already made their decision: they prefer hosts. It is obvious that according to the first home match the Champion of Serbia will try to win.
Partizan – 1.14, draw – 6.4, Budućnost – 11.5.
Our tip: Partizan (Asian handicap -1.5) - odds 1.55 Bet365