Viktoria Plzen vs Sporting CP
Date: Thursday 15th March 2018
Venue: Struncovy Savy Stadium
Under 2.5 Match Goals at 1.82 odds
Correct score 1-0 at 8.5 odds
Viktoria Plzen win at 2.83 odds
Plzen have a lot to do in the second leg of this round of 16 as they are 2 goal down from their visit to Portugal. The host finished top of their group stage, then went on to see off Serbian side Partizan with 3-1 aggregate before reaching this stage.
Sporting dropped from Champions League to beat Astana 6-4 on aggregate in round of 32 before getting to this stage.
Here are our analysis and predictions for this game.
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Viktoria Plzen vs Sporting CP: Head to Head
Sporting’s 2-0 win at Lisbon is the only previous meeting between the two sides.
Plzen have played 3 games against Portuguese teams, with a win, a draw and a defeat. They have won their only hone game against a Portuguese side.
Sporting have also played 3 times against Czech opponents, the first leg of this game is their only win while they have lost twice.
Sporting have lost their only game on Czech soil which was a 1-0 defeat to Banik Ostrava in 1978.
Viktoria Plzen vs Sporting CP: Form Comparison/
Plzen have all their 5 home games in this season’s Europa League, which makes it 6 home wins in a row scoring 17 goals.
Plzen are playing in this stage of the competition for the 3rd time having failed in their previous 2 trials.
Sporting have lost 6 times in heir last 8 away games in Europe. In Europa League, they have won only twice and lost 10 times in their last 16 games away from Lisbon.
Viktoria Plzen vs Sporting CP: Prediction
The game is still open and any of the two sides have chances of qualification. In our own opinion, we think the visitors will adopt a defensive approach to maintain their lead.
We are backing the host to win this game by a lone goal.
Viktoria Plzen win
Plzen have recorded under 2.5 goals scored in their last 5 Europa League games and we expect same in this game.
Under 2.5 Match Goals
Correct score 1-0