FC Sfântul Gheorghe – Partizan Belgrade will take place on Thursday from 18:00 in Orhei, the duel will count for the second preliminary round of the Europa League.
The Moldovans produced one of the big surprises of the first preliminary round of the Europa League, defeating Soligorsk in Belarus. The qualification of the team from across the Prut was obtained at the tiebreaks (score 4-1), after at the end of the regular time but also of the two extra time the table indicated 0-0.
Also from the lime point came the qualification in the second preliminary round of the competition of those from Partizan, the midfielder Bibras Natcho scoring from the penalty spot in the 52nd minute of the match in Belgrade with the Latvians from RFS, score 1-0.
-FC Sfântul Gheorghe and Partizan Belgrade have two defeats in the last 10 matches played;
-FC Sfântul Gheorghe have not conceded a goal in the last two official matches;
-Partizan has scored 13 goals in the last five official matches;
FC Sfântul Gheorghe occupies the 3rd place in the first division of Moldova after 9 rounds played, with 21 points obtained after seven victories and two draws, being one point behind Petrocub which is on the 2nd place and six points behind the leader Sheriff Tiraspol . Like the Moldovans and those from Partizan are on the 3rd place in the internal competition with 15 points after seven rounds in which he ticked five victories and two defeats, being one point away from the team on the 2nd place, Subotica, and six points of the 1st place on which the Red Star Belgrade is located.
With a much more valuable team and a history behind in the European Cups, the Serbs leave as big favorites in Moldova to qualify for the next phase of the competition in front of a team that, although qualified in Belarus, did not convince, Serghei Cebotari’s team imposing -he was lucky with the shots from 11 meters although he had a numerical advantage on the field for more than 90 minutes.
PREDICTION: Partizan to win @ 1,40