Serbian Super League restarts after the winter break with a rond 22 games. Partizan is away to OFK Backa on Saturday, 1pm CET kick-off.
Partizan home: Partizan 3, Backa 0, Draw 0. Gd: 5-1, Partizan
Backa home: Partizan 1, Backa 0, Draw 1. Gd: 2-1, Partizan
Danilo Pantic (Achilles), Djordje Ivanovic (Achilles), Moussa Njie (ilness) and Slobodan Urosevic (suspension) are sidelined.
Partizan boss Zoran Mirkovic on Backa game:
– We need to find solution for Backa defensive game but they are at home and I don`t believe they`ll park the bus. Backa is battling to stay up and everyone needs points.
Winter break was too long and we worked hard to get ready for season`s restart. We set an objective to try and and win each and every game we play. Backa has a new boss, Zoran Govedarica. He`s an impulsive man with fighting spirit and discipline and his teams are like that too. Backa is experienced side and I expect biggest threat to come from Bjelos, Radinovic, Gavric and Radovic.
Corresponding fixture against Backa was poor, we lacked ideas and it resulted in confusion. We also had a player sent-off on the hour and all that can serve as a warning now. We have to be fully focused.
SSL round 22 full fixture list
Friday, February 15
17.00, Vozdovac – Napredak (Arena Sport TV1 LIVE)
Saturday, February 16
13.00, OFK Backa – Partizan (Arena Sport TV1 LIVE)
14.00, Macva – Mladost
14.00, Proleter – Radnik
15.00, Radnicki – Cukaricki
16.00, Crvena Zvezda – Vojvodina (Arena Sport TV2 LIVE)
Sunday, February 17
14.00, Rad – Zemun (Arena Sport TV1 LIVE)
14.00, Dinamo – Spartak