This weekend is reserved for SSL play-off and play-out first round (round 31).
Crvena zvezda hosts Partizan on Saturday, 6.30pm CET kick-off.
Partizan played 78 away league games to Crvena zvezda, winning 16, drawing 24 and losing 38. Gd: 124:86, Crvena zvezda.
Partizan skipper Miroslav Vulicevic on derby game:
– We are cool-headed ahead of this one, on a winning streak and we should show our good form over at Crvena zvezda`s. Our last experience at their ground was positive but this is a completely new game. We have a good recent record with Crvena zvezda and that does a lot for our confidence. I`m sure this game will be different in its own right but we are ready for anything.
– We have to be brave, to go for a win and to enter this game in a brave fashion. They have a six-point advantage and only a win does the job for us. We are on a good run and therefore calm. Our recent derby games stats are good too. Crvena zvezda`s form is great but we`ll do anything possible to keep the title race open.
We need to have winning mentality tomorrow, we need to be aggressive. I expect Crvena Zvezda to play attacking game as much as we will do. This derby can prove crucial for title race. If they win they`ll make a nine-point gap at the top and that would be a bit too much. But, we think only about winning it and making this championship race more interesting.
SSL ROUND 31 FULL FIXTURES:
17.30h, Zemun – OFK Bačka (Arena Sport TV1 LIVE)
15h, Čukarički – Radnički
18h, Radnik – Javor Matis
18h, Mladost – Rad
18h, Mačva – Borac
18.30h, Crvena zvezda – Partizan (Arena Sport TV1 LIVE)
16h, Napredak – Vojvodina (Arena Sport TV1 LIVE)
18h, Spartak ŽK – Voždovac