Crvena Zvezda – Partizan, Serbian Cup Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR ZVEZDA - PARTIZAN
The big Serbian derby between Red Star and Partizan will be held on Mala Marakana. Red Star are way above all other teams in Serbia and have only one loss for the whole season in all home tournaments, but here the form does not matter. Everyone has heard about the atmosphere in these derbies, but not everything is positive. Two of both team players, Savic and Stojkovic, said before the game that they would like to have as many children as possible in the stadium, but Savic would not allow his children to go because it’s dangerous to health.
The form of the teams is not bad. Partizan have 4 wins in the last 5 games, but this season was not even the second best team in the league. A total of 18 points behind the Red Star and 6 behind Nis. At least it can be confirmed that their game in the defense has been much better and although they did not keep many clean sheets, they allowed only one goal in their matches.
In the last derby 2 years ago in the Cup final Partizan won 1-0. Before that time, the two teams had not played in the final for many years. Partizan still has more Cups from Zvezda. For Zvezda this is the big goal – to become number one in this tournament, too. We think that, like most cup finals and even more the local derbies, we will see a very cautious and closed game without unnecessary risks. That makes to give prediction – Under 2.5 goals at 1.90, believing that this is the best possible choice.
Crvena Zvezda has 5 consecutive clean sheets
8 of the last 11 matches between the two teams ended with less than 2.5 goals
ZVEZDA TEAM NEWS
Srdjan Babić (21/3 D),Richmond Boakye (15/13 F) are out.
PARTIZAN TEAM NEWS