OFK Titograd (@4.2) vs FK Buducnost Podgorica (@1.83)
14-09-2019

Our Prediction:

FK Buducnost Podgorica will win

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

A big comeback of FK Budunost to Yugoslav First League occurred in season 197576. They had a successful campaign in international competition, finishing among nine group winners. They represented Yugoslavia in the Balkans Cup. In the final, Budunost sterted out with the following team: Vujai, Jankovi, Foli, J. The third week game between Budunost and Hajduk Split (12) was attended by 20,000 spectators, which is the highest number in the history of Budunost home games, but the Podgorica City Stadium, too. Two appearances in the Yugoslav Cup finals (1965, 1977) are considered as the greatest achievements of FK Budunost in the era of SFR Yugoslavia. In the period 1985 to 1991, FK Budunost continued to play in Yugoslav First League. In the final, FK Budunost lost to FC Inter Sibiu (00, 01).[16]From 1946 to 1992, FK Budunost played 26 seasons in Yugoslav First League. On 28 May 1989, FK Budunost played their first game under the floodlights in Podgorica City Stadium, against Rad (30). For most matches in his career, Savievi played for Budunost. The period known as a golden era of football in Podgorica is 19751985. That was a very successful campaign for Budunost, who played in the finals. In season 197677, FK Budunost had another performance in the Yugoslav Cup final game. Other players who started their careers in FK Budunost during the 80s were Branko Brnovi (100 games / 13 goals for Budunost in First League), eljko Petrovi (59/6), Nia Savelji (98/8), Dragoljub Brnovi (183/12) and Dragoje Lekovi (133/0); they all were members of national teams SFR Yugoslavia and FR Yugoslavia. In season 197879, no one from the big four of Yugoslav football (Hajduk, FK Crvena Zvezda, GNK Dinamo and FK Partizan) won a game in Podgorica. Miroevi, Ljumovi (coach: Marko Valok).[11] In previous rounds, Budunost eliminated Pobeda Prilep (31), Rudar Kakanj (10), Sarajevo (32) and Radniki Ni away in semifinals (11; Budunost won the penalties). So, in 1983 for FK Budunost debuted Dejan Savievi, who would later win two UEFA Champions League titles,[13] with one scored goal in the final.[14] Savievi played for Budunost 1988, including the 130 games in Yugoslav First League with 36 goals scored. It was the strongest organised supporters group in Montenegro and among the well-known in former Yugoslav territories. In the quarterfinals, they eliminated KF Tirana (20, 00). Radonji played for Budunost from 1972, with overall 84 scored goals, and among them 52 in the Yugoslav First League. Miroevi, Vukevi, Miloevi, Kovaevi, Bokovi, Radonji, A. Varvari (Barbarians) was founded in 1987. FK Budunost made their third international performance in 1991. Both times, the team from Podgorica finished in sixth place. In Group 4, Budunost played against Odense (42, 11), sters (31, 00) and Wacker Innsbruck (12, 31).[12]After the First League season 198182, all-time top-striker of FK Budunost Moja Radonji signed to their biggest rival Sutjeska. Budunost was a permanent top-tier member, finishing two seasons as six-placed team. The 80s were also remembered for the founding of organized Ultras group. FK Budunost made a huge surprise in the semifinals, eliminating Galatasaray (00, 11). Otherwise, 197576 First League games in Podgorica averaged 12,765 supporters, which is another all-time record. This time, they were defeated in extra-time (02). During the 80s, Budunost never relegated from the First League, but another achievement of the Podgorica side was producing great players. Seasons 197879 and 198081 were remembered as best performances of FK Budunost in Yugoslav Second League. With sixth place in 1981, FK Budunost qualified for Intertoto Cup. Their best finish at that time occurred in season 198687the team from Podgorica was seventh-placed, equalised on table with GNK Dinamo Zagreb, and were only one point less than fourth-placed Rijeka. Budunost avoided a relegation and during the season few attendance records were made. Another great talent of FK Budunost, Predrag Mijatovi, debuted in 1987 and would later win and score a goal in one UEFA Champions League final.[15] Mijatovi played two seasons in Budunost senior team, with 73 appearances and 10 scored goals. At the same time, in spring 1977, Budunost debuted in the Balkans Cup, finishing second in the group with Panathinaikos (12, 22) and Vllaznia (20, 11). With 261 wins and 188 draws from 789 games, they are among the top 14 teams on the all-time list of the Yugoslav football championship. Their rival was Hajduk Split and the team from Podgorica again lost the trophy.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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).

As Podgorica City Stadium didn't meet new UEFA rules, they played home games against Nea Salamis (11) and OFI Crete (34) in Belgrade. In the playoffs for UEFA competitions, Budunost played against Vojvodina; the winner took the spot in the UEFA Cup and were defeated in the UEFA Intertoto Cup. After the breaking of SFR Yugoslavia, Montenegro stayed in federation with Serbia, in the successor state called FR Yugoslavia. They finished as a champion of First B League and gained participation in international competitions. At the end, Deportivo finished 21 and went on to the next stage. They made a great top-tier comeback in season 200405. While FK Budunost won the first game in Podgorica (31), Vojvodina won 52 in Novi Sad, so Budunost played in the 1995 UEFA Intertoto Cup. FK Budunost won an away game against Tervis Prnu (31), but were defeated by Bayer in Leverkusen. They finished fourth in Group 7, so didn't qualify for further stages. So, FK Budunost became a member of the new top tier competitionthe FR Yugoslavia First League. Finally, promotion came after the 200304 Second League edition, when FK Budunost with a young, homegrown team, dominated in competition. Among many significant results, FK Budunost defeated Crvena Zvezda in Belgrade (21) for the first time after 18 years. Another surprise came during the next two seasons, when FK Budunost failed to gain a quick promotion to First League. The first game at Estadio Riazor finished 30 for the home side. At the beginning of 2000, FK Budunost performances were weaker, so they were relegated after season 200001. FK Budunost had its first success in the new football system in 199495. At the end of the season, Budunost finished sixth and gained a polace in the UEFA Intertoto Cup. Budunost lost the battle against Rad, so they were moved to lower rank after the 26 consecutive seasons spent in top-tier. But, in the second match, FK Budunost held a 20 lead in front of 10,000 supporters. Until the end of the 90s, First League had two groups (A and B) and FK Budunost played the majority of seasons in the higher one. In the first leg of 2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup, they eliminated Valleta (22, 50) and in the next stage their opponent were Spanish giants Deportivo La Corua.

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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