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In the Europa League, Viktoria Plzen is on Thursday before a Herculean task, after the first knockout round first leg at Sporting Lisbon was lost with 0: 2. But it’s not just the result that speaks against the Czechs. After all, they were inferior to the Portuguese in all respects and were lucky that they have not closed the bag already. Thus, there is still a small chance for the home strong Pilsener to turn the game and make the quarter-finals clear. But this would require a significant increase in performance. The betting base does not really believe that, because Lisbon brings the higher quality. We therefore recommend a tip on draw no bet bets on the guests, which are offered by William Hill at attractive odds to 1.91 and are recommended with 5 units. Should it only be enough for a draw, at least the bet would be secured.
Viktoria Plzen :
Viktoria Plzen prevailed in a group with Steaua Bucharest, Lugano and Hapoel Be’er Sheva with a 4-0-2 balance sheet, a goal difference of 13: 8 and twelve points as group first. While the Czechs had their problems abroad and lost both in Romania and in Switzerland, they presented themselves in the domestic Doosan Arena confidently and drove three clear victories. This also applies to the 1/16 finals, as the move to the second round after a 1-1 draw at Partizan Belgrade succeeded only with a 2-0 win in the second leg. Despite the quite positive balance, however, it remains to be considered that Plzen had to complete a relatively simple program so far and Sporting is the biggest challenge. Therefore, the team of coach Pavel Vrba has to join forces on Thursday and put everything on one card.
It certainly comes as no surprise that Viktoria Plzen leads the table in the Czech Republic’s first league and the advantage over the first pursuer is still seven points. However, this has shrunk since the turn of the year already properly. The shape of the Czechs has suffered significantly during the long winter break. Finally, after the turn of the year, Plzen was only able to win the second leg against Belgrade (1-2-2). In the league, it was enough only to two draws against Sigma Olomouc (3rd, 0: 0) and Slovan Liberec (4th, 2: 2) and a defeat against FK Vysocina Jihlava (10, 0: 1). It is striking that the Vrba team remained equal in three out of the last five games without their own goal after they have decided four out of the last five games with at least two goals in the old year.
Sporting Lisbon, in contrast to Plzen in the Champions League and was there a chance from the outset. Because against FC Barcelona and Juventus Turin had the team of coach Jorge Jesus barely a chance (0/1/3). The situation was similar for Olympiakos Piraeus, who also had to serve as point supplier for the Portuguese. This was at least the wintering in the Europa League secured for Sporting. There, Lisbon met in the 1/16 finals first on the Astana FK, which was initially beaten 3-1 in Kazakhstan. In the second leg, the Portuguese were 3-1 in the lead before the Kazakhs in the final phase could still compensate for 3: 3-final. The draw was certainly not planned, but was also no problem.
Finally, Lisbon has to divide the forces well. For in the Portuguese Primeira Liga Sporting is after the 26th match only on the third place, which would just for the Europa League (qualification) would be enough, which certainly does not meet the claims of the Jesus-Eleven. However, the Portuguese vote in contrast to the upcoming opponents form. After all, three of the last five competitive games could win the Jesus Elf. Only against FC Porto Sporting something undeservedly lost the short (1, 1: 2). Moreirense FC (17th, 1: 0) and GD Chaves (7th, 2: 1) were beaten next to Viktoria Plzen .
Plzen vs Sporting head to head matches
08.03.18 EL Sporting Plzen 2 : 0