OFK Titograd (@4.2) vs FK Buducnost Podgorica (@1.83)

Our Prediction:

FK Buducnost Podgorica will win

OFK Titograd – FK Buducnost Podgorica Match Prediction | 14-09-2019 14:30

During the latest seasons, there has been an escalation of violence at the Montenegrin Derby games. According to many fan magazines from the Balkans they are the only fans in Montenegro who are at the level of the largest ex-Yugoslavian fan groups. The following year, the home game against Red Star Belgrade was suspended for two hours after home supporters (Varvari) sprayed tear gas on the pitch and, after that, attacked visitors' ultras.[22][23] In spring 2006, there was crowd violence at the local rivals game Budunost - Zeta.[24] In the Montenegrin First League, numerous matches of FK Budunost were suspended due to crowd violence or crowd invasion of the pitch. Budunost fans are known as Varvari (Barbarians), a group founded in 1987.[20] The group's traditional colours are blue and white, which are also the colours of all the Budunost sports clubs. Since its foundation years, Varvari gained a reputation of a violent group, and in the recent history they caused some of the biggest accidents that occurred at football matches. They have the best organised and largest fan group in Montenegro. For FK Budunost Podgorica home games, Varvari occupy the northern stand (ever) of the Podgorica city stadium. They also have a reserved stand at the Moraa Sports Center, as supporters of KK Budunost basketball club.[21]The focal point for the group during the late 1990s was the basketball club, which started investing heavily while the football club toiled in the lower half of the table. At First League 200405 game Budunost - Partizan Belgrade, flares, blocks, construction materials and similar objects were thrown from the North stand to the pitch and the match was abandoned for 15 minutes.

Outside of Podgorica City Stadium (Western stand), there is a memorial tablet commemorating all FK Budunost players who died or participated in the war. In spring 1933, Budunost defended the trophytheir opponent in the final game were, again, FK Loven (20; 22).[7] FK Budunost won their third Montenegrin championship in 1934. Budunost won the game, with result 21.[3]In the late 1920s, RSK Budunost played their first games in official competitions. The Podgorica side played their first international game in 1932. In previous stages of competition, Budunost eliminated GSK Bali (62) and Gortak Kolain (31). In the finals, the team from Podgorica defeated FK Loven (63).[6] During that season, FK Budunost played their first official game against FK Sutjeska (21)[6] and that was the first edition of Montenegrin Derbythe greatest rivalry in the history of Montenegrin football. At the beginning of 1937, as a team which supported workers' ideas, together with FK Loven, FK Budunost was abandoned by the regime of that time. After elimination of GSK Bali (41) and Berane (30), the team from Podgorica lost the semifinals against Obili Niki (35). In autumn 1931, Budunost for the first time played in the finals of the Montenegrin football championship, but lost against SK Crnogorac Cetinje (12). During the next years, the club, under the temporary name RSK Crna Gora, only played a few friendly, illegal games, against Loven and FK Vele from Mostar. In autumn 1932, Budunost won their first title of Montenegrin champion. Their debut in Montenegrin football championship occurred in season 1927 (under the name Zora), when they were eliminated at the First stage of competition against GSK Bali (03).[4] Next season, Budunost made their first win in official competitions, defeating GSK Bali (21), but were eliminated in Championship semifinals against Loven (23).[5]In the next two years, Budunost was eliminated in the early stages of Montenegrin Championship, and in spring 1931, for the second time in history, played in the semifinals. The first game in the history of FK Budunost was a friendly match against local rival GSK Bali, played in 1925. With the beginning of World War II, all sports' activities of the club were suspended. The club was founded in June 1925, as a Workers' sports club Zora (RSK Zora). All the players joined the Partisan movement and 19 died during the battles. Historically, the first ever team of RSK Zora / RSK Budunost, in period between 1925 and 1928, played Musaja elebii, Vaso Vukadinovi, Beo Abdomerovi, Vaso arapi, Vlado Kirsanov, ore Keeljevi, Vaso Kuli, Blao Prelevi, Duljo Daferadovi, Blao utulovi, Buto Krkanovi, Luka Bulatovi, Tahir elebi, Ilija Ivanovi, Milo Pajovi, Milovan Radulovi, Vuko Vuksanovi, Duan Krcunovi, orije Vuelji, Branko Rajkovi, Smail Bibezi, eir Kapadi and Arso Markovi.[2] The first coach was Slovenian-born Karlo Vugrinec, who served in Podgorica as an electrician. After two years, club was named as RSK Budunost. Their opponent in the finals, was FK Loven (20, 11).[8] The last time Budunost played in a Championship final was in 1935; in that year FK Loven won the title (12). Budunost was hosted by KS Vllaznia in Shkoder and won 10.

Budunost in European competitions[edit]

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Before the final game, Budunost eliminated Galatasaray. After four legs, they were second in the group with four points. The club made its debut in 1977 in Group B, with Panathinaikos and Vllaznia. During their second spell in the Balkans Cup, in 1991, Budunost reached the final losing to FC Inter Sibiu. FK Budunost played two seasons in the Balkans Cup, a regional competition for clubs from Yugoslavia, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Turkey.

Matches between teams

FK Budunost debuted in European competitions in 1981, when they played in Intertoto Cup, finishing as a first place team in the group. Genk (2:0 in Podgorica after 0:2 in Genk in first match), but lost on penalties. More recently, Budunost's most successful European season was 2016/17 in UEFA Europa League. After Montenegrin independence, Budunost became a regular participant in UEFA competitions, and played three seasons in the Champions League qualifiers. In the following decades, Budunost played in the same competition twice, with notable victory against Deportivo La Corua (2:1) in 2006. After eliminating the Macedonian side Rabotniki, Budunost almost won against K.R.C.

Due to the city being renamed during the communist rule in Yugoslavia, Budunost was known as Budunost Titograd throughout that era. Founded in 1925, Budunost was the Montenegrin club with most appearances in the Yugoslav First League, debuting in 1946. Its colours are blue and white. FK Budunost is a part of Budunost Podgorica sports society. Fudbalski Klub Budunost Podgorica (Montenegrin Cyrillic: , pronounced[budtnost]) is a football club from Podgorica, Montenegro, currently competing in the Montenegrin First League. Since Montenegrin independence in 2006, the club has won three Montenegrin First League titles and one Montenegrin Cup. They are the Montenegrin club with the most games and seasons in European competitions, winning the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 1981. The team produced many European top-class players among whom are the UEFA Champions League winning strikers Dejan Savievi and Predrag Mijatovi.

But, in European competitions, they almost made a big success in 201617 UEFA Europa League. All three teams earned 57 points during the season. As a Montenegrin champion, for the first time in history, Budunost played in UEFA Champions League qualifiers. On inaugural season of Prva CFL, team from Podgorica competed with FK Zeta in the title race. First match, played in Belgium, finished with 20 hosts victory. Once again, they missed opportunity to win the trophy, and this time Budunost was defeated by FK Rudar (12). First game, played in front 10,000 spectators in Podgorica, finished 11, and Croatian team won the second match (10).Next year, Budunost won their first champions' title in clubs' history. In first leg, Budunost eliminated Rabotniki (10; 11). During all season long, they were in a hard struggle for title with FK Rudar. As a Cup winner, Budunost played in 201415 UEFA Europa League. Next week in Podgorica, Budunost succeed to annul the opponents advantage and won 20. But, the Belgium side qualified for the next round after the penalties (24). A game with lot of violence at Podgorica City Stadium was solved in the last minute, as Mitar Pekovi scored a goal for a trophy. Year later, team from Podgorica won the first Cup trophy in the history. On next stage, their rival was Genk. Podgorica side was close to the third qualifying round of 201213 UEFA Champions League, but they didn't succeed, despite their away win against lsk Wrocaw (02; 10). At the end, Podgorica's side won the title with three points more than their opponent. In that period, Budunost played another three seasons in UEFA Europa League and most successful was their performance from season 201011, when they played in third qualifying leg, but defeated against Brndby (12; 01). A spring game between Budunost and Zeta in Podgorica (10) was attended by 10,000 supporters, which is the biggest attendance in the history of Prva CFL. Except that, on season 200708, team from Podgorica made an impressive row of 21 games without defeat. Next trophy, team from Podgorica won in Montenegrin Cup 201819. As a Montenegrin club with the best results during the period 19452006, Budunost continued with even greater successes in the Montenegrin First League (Prva CFL), after independence (2006). On first stage, they eliminated Folgore (30; 21), but their season ended against Omonia (02; 00). In the finals of 201213 Montenegrin Cup, Budunost defeated FK elik 10. Next three seasons, Budunost spent in unsuccessful runs for the trophies. Hard fight for the trophy lasted until the end of season, but the rivals won the title. That was the second title of national champion for Budunost. That was a hard struggle with FK Zeta and OFK Titograd and Budunost finished at the first position thanks to a better results against their direct opponents. Led by manager Branko Brnovi, Budunost defeated FK Loven in the finals, with result 40. But, their debut wasn't successful, as Budunost was eliminated by Tampere United (11; 12). Except that, striker Mihailo Perovi became a very first player which scored three goals in the Cup finals. From 2008 to 2011, Budunost finished every single season in Prva CFL as runner-up, while they had another performance in the Cup finals on season 200910. That was the fifth performance of Budunost in national cup finals and their very first victory. Next success Budunost made on season 201112, when they became a winner of Prva CFL. With 80 points from 33 games, 82 scored goals and 25 victories, Budunost made a new all-time records of Prva CFL. During the same season, Budunost almost won the double, but in the finals of 200708 Montenegrin Cup, they were defeated after the penalties against FK Mogren (11 / 56). Game against Genk in Podgorica was remembered as one of the best European performances of Budunost of the decade. In 201718 UEFA Champions League, Budunost met Partizan and eliminated after the lost game in Belgrade (00; 02). Finally, on season 201617 team from the capital won their third title of national champion. On season 200708, Budunost played in UEFA Cup against HNK Hajduk. They finished season with equal number of points as FK Zeta and FK Mogren, but with better score against that squads.

Teams information

An eastern stand is planned to be built soon, which will bring the stadium's capacity to over 20,000. The stadium's original capacity was about 12,000 spectators, which expanded to 15,230 with the addition of the north and south stands. Stadium is well known for close distance between pitch and stands. The pitch measures 105 x 70 meters. Floodlights were installen at the 1989, with the first match in the night-time Budunost - Rad (First League, 28 May 1989). Stadion Pod Goricom, is also the largest football stadium in Montenegro and the home ground of the Montenegro national football team. Pitch is totally renovated in 2014 and today is among the best football pitches in the Balkans. FK Budunost plays its home games at the Stadion Pod Goricom, in Podgorica.

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Of the other side, during the 1960s, FK Budunost spent only one season in the top tier (196263). They won the Second League title with 14 points more than second-place Sutjeska and prepared for their comeback to the Yugoslav First League. In their first Cup final, Budunost played with following team: Hajdukovi, Foli, Gardaevi, Pavlovi, Savkovi, Kovaevi, akovi, Todorovi, orban, eri, Franovi (coach: Boidar Dedovi). They lost a game against Dinamo Zagreb (12). Until today, it remained the biggest ever home victory of Budunost in the First League. For all that time, their head coach was Vojin Boovi, who still holds two records in the club's historymanager with most seasons (10) and with the most official games (199). The historical first game in First Yugoslav League, FK Budunost played on 25 August 1946 against Dinamo Zagreb (22),[9] in front of 5,000 spectators in Podgorica, which was equal with town population of that time. In the season 1953, FK Budunost made the biggest victory in official games history, against Iskra away (131). From 1955 to 1960, team from Podgorica was a permanent participant of Yugoslav First League. From 1969 to 1974, FK Budunost was among the best Yugoslav Second League sides, as they were title holders three times and twice runners-up. Until 1955, FK Budunost played three seasons in Yugoslav First League, four in Yugoslav Second League and three in Montenegrin Republic League. Rows of playoff losses started in 1969 against Sloboda Tuzla (03, 11), and continued in 1970 against Sloga Kraljevo (20, 02; lost on penalties), 1971 against Vardar Skopje (11, 03), 1972 against Spartak Subotica (10, 12; lost on penalties) and in 1973 against Maribor (10, 01; lost on penalties). On 16 March 1947, Budunost defeated NK Nafta 90. The only goal for Budunost scored Franovi in the 35th minute. Soon after that, the team from Podgorica won the first official football competition after World War IIin the Montenegrin Republic League for the 1946 season, which meant placement in the inaugural season of the Yugoslav First League (194647). In January 1946, Budunost played its first international friendly game after the waragainst KF Tirana (61) in Podgorica. Their best performance of that era occurred in 195657 and 195859, finishing as a ninth-placed team.[10]The most important moment in the next decade occurred in season 196465. After the war, the club was refounded under the name FK Budunost. In previous rounds, FK Budunost eliminated Sutjeska (32), Radniki Beograd (10), OFK Beograd (32) and Vardar away (20) in semifinals. Finally, in season 197475, Budunost gained their first promotion to top flight after 12 years. Budunost was a member of Yugoslav Second League, but they surprisingly participated in the final game of 196465 Yugoslav Cup. During the six matches, Budunost hadn't a single defeat and made one of the biggest official victories in the team's historyagainst Arsenal (80). But, in all five seasons, they failed to gain a promotion to Yugoslav First League via playoffs. Their first game was played on 1 May 1945, against FK Loven at Cetinje (42).

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The first official game was played 9 October 1932.[6] As a match of main and strongest clubs from two biggest Montenegrin cities, The Derby became popular from its earliest days. Some of the highest attendance in Montenegrin football were recorded at the games of the Montenegrin Derby. FK Budunost participated in the biggest game in Montenegrin footballthe Montenegrin Derby, a match against FK Sutjeska from Niki.