Fiorentina vs Viktoria Plzen Prediction 18.04.2024

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  • Competition: UEFA Europa Conference League - Quarter-Finals 2nd leg
  • Date: Thursday, 18th, April 2024
  • Kickoff: 17:45 UTC +1 / 18.45 CEST
  • Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi (Florence)

After a relatively dull first match, Fiorentina and Viktoria Plzen are set to battle it out again in the return leg of the Europa Conference League quarterfinals at the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Thursday.

Fiorentina vs Viktoria Plzen Betting Tips: FIORENTINA TO WIN

Throughout the first leg staged at the Doosan Arena, the Purples thoroughly outplayed their Czech counterparts in every department, yet their lack of precision in front of goal meant they couldn't convert any of their shots into goals, resulting in a frustrating 0-0 stalemate.

As they strive to finish the job in front of their faithful fanbase and continue their march towards consecutive finals of UEFA's youngest competition, the Tuscan outfit must first sharpen things up in the final third, having failed to find the back of the net more than once in their last six straight competitive matches.

Amidst their goal-scoring drought, Vincenzo Italiano's crew came out on top on only one occasion when Mandragora's solitary winner earned them a quiet led against Atalanta in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semifinal, after which they endured three contests without tasting victory (D2, L1).

Recent results in Florence have been far from stellar in recent times, with only a third of their last nine home matches ending in victory in any category, but netting in seven straight matches on their own turf should give Fiorentina the wind in their sails to surpass the stubborn defensive Czech side.

Undoubtedly, the Serie A outfit will need to break a sweat to get past the hurdle posed by Plzen, a side that has proven to be a tough nut to crack in this year's third edition of the UEFA Europa Conference League, as they have yet to find themselves on the wrong end of the scoreline in 15 European outings, including qualifiers (W12, D3).

Following their admirable effort in holding Fiorentina to a goalles draw on Czech soil, Miroslav Koubek's men once again relied on their defensive toughness to topple Slavia Prague from the summit of the Fortuna Liga with a late 1-0 victory, continuing their streak of not conceding goals to four matches in any competition.

Having illuminated the scoreboard just once in the past 360+ minutes of action, Viktoria will undoubtedly lean on their steel-clad backline to at least force a replay of the UECL round of 16, reminiscent of when they sent Servette packing after a 0-0 two-legged affair via penalty shootouts. While the Czech visitors aim to disrupt the rhythm of the Florence outfit, we hope the purple-clad warriors will find a way to breach Plzen's defensive wall to continue their charge towards tournament glory.

Fiorentina vs Viktoria Plzen Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Viktoria Plzen

    0 : 0

    Fiorentina

    Europa Conference League

Fiorentina

Fiorentina team news

Angolan striker M'Bala Nzola sat out the 1-1 draw with Genoa due to a muscle injury he picked up in training, leaving him in serious doubt for the comeback leg against Viktoria Plzen.

With their solid defensive display in the first leg visit to the Czech Republic, coach Vincenzo Italiano is expected to stick with the unchanged quartet at the back.

The duo of Dodo and Cristiano Biraghi are poised to take on the full-back roles after being left out in Monday's Serie A action.

Last matches of Fiorentina

  1. Fiorentina

    1 : 1

    Genoa

    Serie A

  2. Viktoria Plzen

    0 : 0

    Fiorentina

    Europa Conference League

  3. Juventus

    1 : 0

    Fiorentina

    Serie A

  4. Fiorentina

    1 : 0

    Atalanta

    Coppa Italia

  5. Fiorentina

    1 : 2

    AC Milan

    Serie A

Fiorentina lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Pietro Terracciano

Defenders

  • 3

    Cristiano Biraghi

  • 28

    Lucas Martinez Quarta

  • 4

    Nikola Milenkovic

  • 2

    Dodo

Midfielders

  • 4

    Giacomo Bonaventura

  • 6

    Arthur Melo

  • 7

    Riccardo Sottil

  • 9

    Lucas Beltran

  • 10

    Nicolas Gonzalez

Forwards

  • 20

    Andrea Belotti

Viktoria Plzen

Viktoria Plzen team news

Plzen's depth will be put to the test as they cope without the influential figures of Matej Valenta, Jhon Mosquera, Jan Sykora, Erik Jirka, and Rafiu Durosinmi, all ruled out with long-term injuries.

Coach Miroslav Koubek seems content with the performance of his team in the hard-fought 0-0 draw against Fiorentina, suggesting that there may be little reason for him to tinker with the starting lineup for the upcoming second-leg match.

Last matches of Viktoria Plzen

  1. Viktoria Plzen

    1 : 0

    Slavia Praha

    Fortuna Liga

  2. Viktoria Plzen

    0 : 0

    Fiorentina

    Europa Conference League

  3. Karvina

    0 : 0

    Viktoria Plzen

    Fortuna Liga

  4. Jablonec

    0 : 3

    Viktoria Plzen

    Czech Cup

  5. Viktoria Plzen

    1 : 3

    Slovan Liberec

    Fortuna Liga

Viktoria Plzen lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 16

    Martin Jedlicka

Defenders

  • 22

    Cadu

  • 21

    Vaclav Jemelka

  • 2

    Lukas Hejda

  • 3

    Robin Hranac

  • 14

    Radim Reznik

Midfielders

  • 31

    Pavel Sulc

  • 23

    Lukas Kalvach

  • 6

    Lukas Cerv

Forwards

  • 11

    Matej Vydra

  • 15

    Tomas Chory

3 Reasons why we expect Fiorentina to Win

  1. Fiorentina are undefeated this season in European matches at home (W3, D2).
  2. Viktoria Plzen have scored only once in their last three matches in all competitions.
  3. Fiorentina possess a significantly stronger squad compared to the Czech side.

Main prediction Fiorentina - Viktoria Plzen

Fiorentina to win

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56% winrate

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3 wins in a row

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Fiorentina vs Viktoria Plzen - FAQ

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Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on Arena Sport (BiH), Arena Sport (Cro), Arena Sport (Ser), COSMOTE Sport, CT sport, Cytavision Sports, ESPN 2 (Bra), MEGOGO, Sky Sport (Aut), Sky Sport (Ita), Sky Sport Mix (Ger), Sky Sport Top event (Ger), Sky Sport Uno (Ita), Sport TV2 (Por), Stan Sport (Aus), SuperSport, TNT Sports, TV2 Sport X (Den), Viaplay (Fin), Viaplay (Nor), Viaplay (Pol), Viaplay (Swe), V Sport (Nor)

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Who is Fiorentina's player to watch?

With 10 goals to his name in all competitions this season, Nicolas Gonzalez is Fiorentina's top scorer.

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Who is Plzen's player to watch?

Pavel Sulc reached an impressive tally of 19 goals with a late winner in the 1-0 victory over Slavia Prague over the weekend.