PARTIZAN vs AUGSBURG – EUROPA LEAGUE
December 10 2015, Belgrade 20:05 GMT +0
Today Partizan will face off against Augsburg in Belgrade on their home pitch. These two teams played each other in second leg of group L. where Partizan convincingly won 1-3.
At the moment Partizan is second in the group L and 3 points ahead of Augsburg, which means that Partizan will advance into knockout stage if they manage to keep the advantage from the 1st matchup between these two sides. That being said Partizan is in a really god position, but still they can not be careless going into the match. Partizan has some problems in their league where they lost against Vojvodina 0:2, but we can surely say all their attention is with this mach. A big advantage is playing on their home pitch in front of their supporters. Taking into account that the ticket prices got lower we can expect a lot of supporters showing up and supporting their team, the atmosphere will be great and it’s going to be hard for Augsburg to play there.
On the other side Augsburg lost their previous game against Athletico Bilbao 2:3, after loosing their lead 2:1 after Aduriz scored in 83′ and 86′ minute for Ath Bilbao. In their native league, they have won against Köln, by a minimum lead 0:1, they are improving, but there is still a long way to the safe zone. Augsburg faces a few problems with players Dominik Kohr (central midfielder), Alexander Esswein (right midfielder) and Ragnar Klavan (defender) missing the game due to suspension and injury. Going into this matchup they have nothing to lose, so Augsburg will play really attacking football, which can lead a great opportunity for Partizan to use that for his advantage in counter attacks. Even though Partizan lacks in great defence, their offence will compensate that, so I can safely say, that Partizan will win this match if they do not underestimate the opponents.
BET: PARTIZAN +0.5
Odds: Pinnacle 2.02