Lugano vs Viktoria Plzen: Preview and Predictions

Lugano vs Viktoria Plzen
UEFA Europa League
Date: 19th October 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: swissporarena.

Viktoria Plzen managed to bounce back after suffering a tough 3-0 defeat to FCSB on the opening day as they bagged three in beating Hapoel Be’er Sheva two weeks ago.

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The Czech side now has a nice opportunity to bag back-to-back wins in clashes with the group’s underdogs Lugano and get on the brink of the knockout stage.

The harder of the two steps will be the one from this Thursday when Plzen travel to Switzerland.


The hosts are going through a very tough period as they will come into the game with Viktoria on the back of five straight losses in all competitions.

The negative run actually stretches to seven defeats and a win in last eight games (the victory came against the lower-division Koniz in the Swiss cup).

Pierluigi Tami’s side allowed as many as seven goals without scoring a single in back-to-back losses to Zurich and Basel in last two league outings.

Viktoria Plzen

The story is completely opposite with Viktoria Plzen who hold the perfect record of ten wins in ten games in the top flight of the Czech football.

Viktorka are thus eight points clear at the top of the Czech Liga standings and they will have a very nice chance to make it seven wins on the bounce in all competitions this Thursday against the struggling Lugano side.

Michal Krmencik and Marek Bakos have been enjoying a fantastic form in the recent days and they should have plenty of room to deliver and keep it going against Lugano.

Lugano vs Viktoria Plzen: Head to head

The two teams are about to take on each other for the first time ever on Thursday evening at swissporarena.

Lugano vs Viktoria Plzen: Prediction

Everything points out to a one-way street here as Viktoria Plzen come into the game as massive favourites.

Michal Krmencik is 6/5 to find the back of the net, while you can also get Plzen to win by two or more goals at the sky-high 5/2 odds.

Lugano vs Viktoria Plzen: Bets

The main betting pick is Viktoria Plzen -1.5 handicap at the odds of 5/2.

You can also try with Michal Krmencik to score anytime at 6/5.

All Odds courtesy of 888Sport

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