Partizan Belgrade clash with Besiktas in an attempt to get closer to the unexpected group C leaders Asteras Tripolis. The Greeks have four points out of the first two matches but since they were pitted against Tottenham, the other two group hopefuls will look to have the upper hand tomorrow.
Partizan have on point in the group, but were unable to score in any of the first games. They lead in their domestic competition, and many of the matches were won with a clean sheet, which is why Besiktas might think Partizan will be tired after an intense clash with Crvena Zvezda. Ilic and Drincic both have experience against Turkish opponents having played several years in the league, but the team will be without Vulcevic, who was always credited as Partizan’s engine. Should they work around this absence then they could easily continue with their winning streak despite losing to Asteras.
Besiktas look on fire not only on the international stage, but also in the domestic one where they have 14 points out of six matches. They have the better team, and with Demba Ba and Sahan as their main goalscorers, Partizan might find it difficult to repel attacks. Besiktas have an unbeaten run of eight matches, and they know their qualification hopes are at stake prior to travelling to Belgrade. According to statistics, teams from Turkey are yet to lose in Serbia, as so far they have recorded one win and two draws.
That being said, either team could find that spark, but we’re hoping Besiktas gets the upper hand for which William Hill gives them 2.50 odds. Partizan for an outright win got 2.80 odds, both teams to score with 1.98 odds and over 2.5 goals with 2.25 odds. Besiktas to lead after 75 minutes has 2.60 odds, Partizan Belgrade 2.87 and if you bet on the correct score the bookmaker will return your losing bet if the match finishes in a goalless draw.