The reigning champions Partizan travel to Kragujevac, the heart of Serbia, to take on relegation-threatened Radnicki. Both teams face a must-win situation, but with the hosts in pretty poor form of late, I do not expect them getting anything from this clash.
Radnicki Kragujevac really surprised everyone in their return to the top flight last term. Crveni Djavoli were even on verge of booking their place in the European competitions, but the team struggled in the season finale. Nevertheless, nobody expected that Radnicki would fight for the Super Liga survival this term, but if the team continue to produce poor performances with four games to spare, they are likely to be relegated to Prva Liga Srbije. Radnicki have also appointed a new coach, Dragoljub Bekvalac took over the reigns, but the team still can not find the right form. Crveni Djavoli are currently sitting in the relegation zone, two points adrift of BSK Borca, who are safe for now, meaning the team face a must-win situation against Partizan at their Cika Daca stadium. Over the years Radnicki have become a real force to be reckoned with at home, but this season, their record at home ground is far from impressive. I do no believe Radnicki are capable of getting anything from this clash against, probably the best side in the league.
Partizan were on their way of clinching sixth Serbian Super Liga title in a row, but then the team started to struggle in the competition. Crno-beli were on a three-match winless run in the league and their bitter rivals Crvena Zvezda grabbed the opportunity to close the gap between the Serbian giants. Crveno-beli are currently just two points adrift of Partizan in the standings and they are eager to put an end to Partizanˈs dominance in Serbian football. Following the poor form FK Partizan board decided to terminate Vlada Vermezovic`s contract and to appoint now-former FK Teleoptik coach and ex Partizan right back Vuk Rasovic. In the last few rounds the teamˈs showings have been much better and Vuk Rasovicˈs men are likely to continue their winning run against out-of-form Radnicki Kragujevac. Partizan have won the last three encounters against Crveni Djavoli and I believe that the reigning champions will pick up vital three points in their race for the title.