FCSB vs Viktoria Plzen
UEFA Europe League Group-stage – Season 2017/2018
Date: 14th September 2017
Kick off at 20:05 UK/ 21:05 CET
Venue: Arena Nationala
For the opening round of the group stage of the Europe League, FCSB is hosting Viktoria Plzen at Arena Nationala.
FCSB were eliminated with a combined score of 1 – 5 by Sporting CP in the play-offs round of the Champions League. Thus, they took the step down and entered the group stage of the Europe League. Last year, they failed to go through the group stage of UEL where they were together with Osmanlispor, Villarreal, and Zurich.
They are coming from a loss away against Vitorul in their national league. That has been their first loss. Currently they are the fourth-ranked team in Romania.
Aside from the loss against Sporting, they haven’t been defeated at home since March.
Viktoria Plzen was too eliminated from the UCL, and by FCSB, no less, in the 3rd qualifying round. In the play-off round of the Europe League, they won against AEK Larnaca with a combined score of 3 – 1, and entered the group stage. Last year, they also failed to go through the group stage where they were with Roma, Astra, and Austria Wien.
They are coming from a clean-sheets away in their national league. After six weeks, they have six wins, five of them with clean sheets. Naturally, they are the first ranked in Czech Republic.
FCSB vs Viktoria Plzen: Head to head
The already mentioned 3rd qualifying round of UCL, has been their only encounter so far. The duel at Arena Nationala ended with a 2 – 2 draw. Viktoria Plzen lost at home with a score of 1 – 4.
FCSB vs Viktoria Plzen: Prediction
Based on their encounters that happened a month ago, it seems the safest betting on the goals.
FCSB vs Viktoria Plzen: Bets
Both teams to score ‘YES’ @ 1.81 – Unibet
Total goals over 2.5 @ 2.06 – William Hill