Plzen vs Sporting Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Plzen will host Sporting at the Doosan Arena in a clash of the second leg of the round of 16. The home team will try to make a comeback after a loss in Portugal.
Viktoria Plzen had to finish first in group G and win over Partizan in the round of 32 in order to be here today. This is their third participation in the round of 16. Their last two UEFA Europa League campaigns, in 2015/16 and 2016/17, ended at the group stage. Out of the previous five games that they’ve played in all competitions, they have two losses, two draws, and one win. At home in Europe, they have been tremendous. They have won all five home games in this season’s Europa League and have also scored seventeen goals in those five matches.
Sporting have qualified for this round by finishing third in their Champions League group stage. After that, they went on to prevail against FC Astana in the round of 32. They won the first clash by the score of 1-3, and the second one ended as a 3-3 draw. Sporting have lost six of their last nine European away fixtures and it will be interesting to see if the will be able to improve their away score.
The result of the first game was 2-0 for Sporting. The home side dominated all aspects of the game and in the end, rightfully won. Montero of Sporting scored two goals, one in each half. The first one came in the first half stoppage time and the second just four minutes into the second. After the second goal, Plzen saw that their only chance was to defend and try to not concede any more goals. The fact that they had only one shot on target shows just how bad their attack was. Besides the two goals, we have also seen five yellow cards in the second half.
Plzen don't have many missing players for the match against Sporting Lisbon. Marian Cisovsky is injured and he can't play on this hard home game. David Limbersky is suspended and he also will not play on Thursday night. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
On the other side Sporting have lots of missing players for this game. Daniel Podence, Seydou Doumbia, Cristiano Piccini, Bruno César, André Pinto and Rafael Leão are all injured and they will not play against Viktoria Plzen. Sebastián Coates and William Carvalho are suspended and they also can't play. All other players are fully fit, except Fábio Coentrão who is doubtful for this game.
Possible starting lineups
Plzen: Hruska; Havel, Hubnik, Hejda, Reznik; Hrosovsky, Horava; Zeman, Kolar, Petrzela; Krmencik
Sporting: Patricio; Battaglia, Petrovic, Mathieu, Coentrao; Martins, Ruiz, Fernandes, Acuna; Montero, Dost
Plzen vs Sporting Prediction
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However our prediction and betting tips for the match Plzen vs Sporting Prediction: Plzen to win. We expect from Plzen to win this game, but we don't expect from them to score more then once. So our risky bet goes on correct score 1-0. Also you can try with bet on X/1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.