Czech side Viktoria Plzen welcome Partizan Belgrade from Serbia for the
decisive match in the hunt for a place among the final 16 teams in this
year’s Europa League (EL). Plzen have the advantage of an away goal
after 1-1 in Belgrade in the first match, but the tie is far from over.
快三平台登录，The reverse fixture a week ago was both team’s first competitive match
since December. Between matches, both sides played an away match on
February 18, so in terms of fitness and fatigue – a common theme in EL –
the teams should at least be on even terms.
Plzen won their group with 12 points, built on solid performances in
front of their own fans, where they won all three group stage matches
(goal difference 9:2). Having secured a good result in Belgrade, can
they make it count at the Doosan Arena?
Partizan qualified second in their group behind Dynamo Kiev. Away from
home, they failed to win even once, including a 4-1 loss to Dynamo on
the final day of the group stage.
Partizan are playing in their first ever EL round-of-32, after being
eliminated from the group stage on four previous occasions.
Players to watch: Plzen striker Michael Krmencik has three EL goals in
five appearances this season and has banged in 11 in 15 in the league.
Are there more goals coming?
Leandre Tawamba has scored five goals in nine EL matches this season,
and also scored in the first meeting between the sides.
Stat attack: Plzen have been in this stage of the EL on three occasions
before, and they’ve never lost a home match in the round-of-32 (W1, D2).
Counting the qualifying round, Plzen have won all four of their EL home
games this season.
Including CL and EL qualifiers, this will be Partizan’s seventh away
game in European competitions this season (W1, D4, L1). If Plzen score,
Partizan will need at least two goals – on two occasions they’ve managed
this before (Olympiakos 2-2, Videoton 0-4).
Despite producing a splendid performance against Viktoria Plzen in the
first leg of the Europa League last 32, Partizan eventually played out a
1-1 draw with the Czech side at their Stadion Partizana. The Serbs need
to score in Thursday’s football match if they are to advance to the last
16 of the Europa League, but the Viktorka are tough to beat at home and
we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors.
The Czech side proved their worth in the last 20 minutes of the match in
Belgrade and we predict that they are going to beat the Serbian side at
their Doosan Arena. Key midfielder Ewerton left Partizan in the January
transfer window and that is yet another reason why we are tempted to put
our money on the hosts. You should know that the visitors will be
without defender Milan Mitrovic in the return leg as he was sent off in
the 1-1 draw with Plzen.
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