Radnik Surdulica vs Partizan
Serbian Super Liga, Round 1
Partizan will start the new season in the domestic competitions in the city called Surdulica, on the same place where they have finished the previous one. Namely, the Cup final in 2017/18 was here and back then Partizan has won the trophy after beating Mladost.
Now this is real visiting game for Partizan but I expect pretty much the same outcome. The host, FK Radnik is one solid team, still, from my point of view nothing more than that. They are already several years in the highest rank and only once managed to take the point in mutual meetings with Partizan. It was here at home, I think three years ago, 2:2 although even back then it was fortunate point given on fact Partizan was 2:0 up at halftime.
Looking on all teams in Serbian SL, I don't see Radnik can compete for first half of the standings this season. They weren't too good last time either and final part spent in the playout.
Partizan has won back then both mutual games, both with 2:0.
The visiting team seems to be stronger than season ago, both, offensively as well defensively.
One of the new strikers, Nemanja Nikolić won't be available today. Beside him, only defender Bojan Ostojić is out. Ostojić in any case is not among first options for this season.
In the meantime and what I forgot to mention in the preview for European game vs Rudar, Jevtović has left the club and moved to Turkey. He was a starter but IMO not too big handicap cause there are plenty options for Partizan in the midfield.
Since I mentioned game vs Rudar, it was another 3:0 victory after Partizan has won with same score also in Montenegro. Have in mind it was heavy mixed squad in that second leg. Even Stojković who is national team goalkeeper was not in the team. So, we can say Partizan went to Surdulica completely ready, with no expected affects from European game.
IMO the away win is pretty sure but when we have such low odds, we must take higher risk. Yesterday in Napredak pick, I took -1AH and it ended with push bet. Here today -1.5 probably would end in profit but I feel HT-FT is a little bit safer.
Radnik Surdulica vs Partizan prediction
|HT-FT: 2/2||Bet365||2.00||8||1-0 LOST (-8 units)|