FC Astana vs Partizan Belgrade Prediction & Match Preview
FC Astana vs Partizan Belgrade
Date: Thursday, 3 October 2019
Kick-off at 15:50 UK/ 16:50 CET
Venue: Astana Arena (Nur-Sultan).
Astana opened their Europa League group stage campaign with a trip to Old Trafford. And did a great job in holding the hosts as best as they could. The deadlock was not broken until the 77th minute, when the famed Red Devils, at the feared Theatre of Dreams, had to rely on Mason Greenwood, an academy product, for the sole goal and the winner.
R. Sigurjónsson 85′ FC Astana 1-2 Partizan Belgrade U. Sadiq 29′, 73′
Partizan, meanwhile, made a mess of their home tie the same match-day. They received a huge boost in the opening stages of the game itself when Alkmaar was reduced to ten due to a red card.
But still, the hosts could not manage to convert the three points, and instead had to settle for just one.
This Thursday, either will be looking hard for the win, considering the presence of Manchester United in their mix. With the Dutch outfit Alkmaar too there to complicate things further, points will have to be amassed to avoid elimination.
FC Astana vs Partizan Belgrade Head-to-head (h2h)
These two squads are meeting each other for the first time.
FC Astana vs Partizan Belgrade Prediction
The Blue and Yellows have the home advantage, and right away they have the upper hand. To further improve their chances, they have the confidence of almost holding United to a draw, at their own home, the last day in the competition.
Moreover, Astana won ten of their previous fourteen overall fixtures, and the last eight in a row in front of the home crowd.
On the contrary, their counterparts spoiled a great opportunity at home to register three points in their EL opener, against a ten-man squad and had been winless in 11 of their former 20 road trips.
Consequentially, the favorites for the day are the hosts.