The season runs from July 21 to April 5, followed by another seven games in two play-off groups to decide the title, European places and relegation. The Belgrade derbies are scheduled for August 26 and December 13.
Major coaching changes
Miroslav Dukic took charge of title holders Partizan for a second stint in charge, while Red Star appointed Vladan Milojevic. Vojvodina sacked Radoslav Batak after the Europa League qualifiers and hired Nenad Vanic, who took Metalac down last term.
As ever there are only two contenders for the title: arch-rivals Partizan and Red Star, with Partizan favourites to retain their crown.
Macva Sabac and Zemun will do well to avoid an instant return to the second tier, while Borac and Radnik could also be battling to avoid the two relegation spots.
one to watch
One-time Partizan youth winger Nemanja Radonjic joined Red Star after failing to play a single game for Roma.
signing of the summer
At € 1.65m, Guinean attacking midfielder Seydouba Soumah became Partizan’s biggest ever transfer after scoring 23 goals for Slovan Bratislava last season.