Plzen VS Sporting ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )™
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Plzen vs Sporting
Viktoria Plzen and Sporting play at Doosan Arena in a second leg of this phase of the Europa League (Round of 16) after Sporting’s (2-0) win at home. In this match the home factor may play a decisive role, as Sporting has shown differences in performance in their home and away games.
Plzen Team News
After the defeat in the first leg, the Plzen team arrives in this decisive game at a disadvantage as they have to recover 2 goals and did not score any goals away in the previous game. This is a team little affected by the house factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches has 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 25 goals scored and 18 conceded, against 10 victories , 3 draws and 2 defeats at home, with 37 goals scored and 16 conceded. In the last game they played for the Czech League, they drew with Slovan Liberec at home (2-2). In the last 5 home games for the Europa League Viktoria Plzen has recorded 5 wins.
In this competition, it registers a sequence of 5 victories in the last matches at home. His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In their matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 30 of his last 35 home matches there were more than 1.5 goals and in 24 of the last 35 there were more than 2.5 goals. In 11 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 5 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Plzen vs Sporting Stats
Plzen was able to start 2018 in good form, accumulating four consecutive wins in friendlies, but soon saw his income fall, and now he is in a difficult moment, since he has not won for three matches, having suffered two defeats in a row in that period, none of them managed to swing the opposing network. However, the team comes from a draw against Slovan Liberec in the home who kept him in the lead of the Czech Championship, where he owns the best attack also of the less leveled defense. Already in the Europa League, the team suffered a defeat at the home of Sporting in the first leg, and now has an easy task if you want to continue in the continental tournament, mainly for not having scored any goal in the Portuguese home. For this duel, the coach is expected to organize the team in the 4-2-3-1, with Krmenčík standing out in the attack.
Sporting Team News
The Sporting CP team has a 2-goal lead in this second-leg game but has conceded 0 goals at home in the first leg. This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 12 wins and 3 draws in his stadium. In the last game he played, for the Liga Sagres, won the Chaves away by (1-2). In the past 10 games as a visitor Sporting won 5, drew 2 and lost 3. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but their attack has been regularly marked scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In his games as a visitor there is a tendency to have goals, since 27 of his last 29 games finished with More than 1.5 goals and 19 in 29 finished with More than 2.5 goals. In 15 games, he managed to get back on the scoring in 3 of 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 17 away games for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: suffered 7 of his 19 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Sporting make their second straight away from their fans, who should be pleased with their recent performance as they have suffered only one defeat in the last eight games and now have two straight victories. The last of them was validated by the Portuguese Championship – where he now occupies third place – in a game where he showed a lot of strength on the right side, and thus managed to defeat the Chaves away from home. The team have been particularly notable for their defensive consistency, and this has also become clear in the Europa League, as they beat the Czechs in the first leg and did not suffer any, which could make a difference in this confrontation. The 4-2-3-1 has been the standard formation used by the coach, who may be able to opt for Dost among the starting eleven.
Plzen vs Sporting Predictions
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