Who will start the new year with a win – Partizan NIS or Zadar?

Sunday, 02. January 2022 at 14:16

The two old rivals will face each other in Belgrade this Monday evening in their first game of the new year. 

Dario Dreznjak (Photo: Zadar/Zvonko Kucelin)

AdmiralBet ABA League Round 14, Monday, 3 January 2022:


Where? Štark Arena, Belgrade

When? 18:00

Story of the game: Two old and fierce rivals Partizan NIS and Zadar will face each other in Belgrade this Monday evening in their first game of the new year.

This match comes in a pretty good moment for each side as both Partizan NIS and Zadar have been in very good shape recently.

Partizan NIS have finished the last year with a big road win in Bar against Mornar-Barsko zlato, while they have won 3 out of the last 4 games in the league.

On the other side, Zadar have closed the previous year with two consecutive wins which helped them move outside the relegation zone. Zadar have also scored 3 win in the last 4 rounds.

Partizan NIS will have a home-court advantage in the upcoming match and that might be quite important as the black-and-whites have an outstanding score when playing against Zadar in Belgrade. The two sides have so far faced each other 16 times in Belgrade and Partizan NIS have triumphed 14 times.

Match-up in focus: Partizan NIS latest signing Mathias Lessort should make his team debut in this match and he will definitely have a huge motivation to put on a good performance in front of the home fans. At the same time, Zadar’s big guy Trevor Thompson, who has also recently came to Admiralbet ABA League, has already made some impressive performances for his team and he will want to continue in the same rhythm on Monday evening.

Head-to-head score in the regional league: In total 23:12; In Belgrade 14:2.