Young Boys vs Partizan Belgrade
Competition: UEFA Europa League
Date: 14th September 2017
Kick-off: 19:00 CET
BSC Young Boys shocked Dynamo Kiev in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League, but CSKA Moscow proved too good for them in the playoffs. Defeat (1-0) at home, defeat (2-0) in Russia, and inevitably they had to settle for Europa League group stage football, ironically, being drawn in the same group as Dynamo Kiev. Young Boys competed at the same level last season, but failed to make it through the Europa League group stage. Domestically, after back-to-back draws, they returned to victories last weekend, beating Lugano 3-0 at home. They are sitting first in the table of Switzerland’s championship, one point above second-placed Zurich.
The Europa League group stage is not where Partizan were dreaming of being this season come September, but Olympiakos Piraeus was the better team in their qualifying clashes. Actually, the Serbs risked not playing group stage football at all, drawing 0-0 at home to Videoton in the first leg of the playoffs, before… restoring order, beating the Hungarian side 4-0 away from home. Their surprise defeat to Vozdovac has left them three points behind leaders Crvena Zvezda in Serbia’s championship. The two have already met earlier this season, drawing 0-0 at Red Star’s home.
Previous five matches:
BSC Young Boys vs Lugano 3-0
FC St Gallen vs Young Boys 2-2
CSKA Moscow vs Young Boys 2-0
Zurich vs Young Boys 0-0
BSC Young Boys vs CSKA Moscow 0-1
Partizan vs Mladost Lucani 3-0
Red Star Belgrade vs Partizan 0-0
Videoton FC vs Partizan 0-4
Partizan vs Videoton FC 0-0
Vojvodina vs Partizan 0-1
Next game for Young Boys is on Sunday at Old Boys (Switzerland Super League). Same day, Partizan will be hosting Radnicki Nis (Serbia Super Liga).
Young Boys vs Partizan Belgrade: Head to head Stats
This is the first game ever between these two.
Young Boys vs Partizan Belgrade: Prediction
Young Boys are considered relatively clear favorites to win the game, but Partizan are a very tough nut to break away from home. Not even Olympiakos managed to beat them, drawing 2-2 in Piraeus. Everything considered, I’m backing the visitors not to lose.
Young Boys vs Partizan Belgrade: Betting Tips
Partizan Belgrade’s double chance is at 1.85 betting odds, which I prefer much better to Young Boys’ win at 1.91.
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