Partizan vs Viktoria Plzen
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 15 February 2018
Kick-Off at 20:05 UK
Venue: Stadion Partizana (Belgrade).
Both Partizan and Viktoria Plzen were thrilled with the last 32 round draw which could have given them much tougher opponents for this stage of the competition. This leaves the tie wide open allowing both sides to hope for the continuation of their dream runs.
The Serbian champions have claimed only two points from the opening three games of the group stage, but back-to-back home wins over Skenderbeu Korce and Young Boys pushed them through into the knockout phase. Nonetheless, the head coach Miroslav Djukic is well concerned regarding his team’s defensive displays against the group winners Dynamo Kyiv since Partizan have shipped as many as seven goals in two matches with the Ukrainians.
Given that the Czechs have shown string attacking potential netting 13 goals during the process of winning the Group G, we’d not be surprised to see the Serbians struggle to keep things tight at the back here. Michal Krmencik and Marek Bakos make a deadly attacking duo and there are no doubts that Partizan’s defensive line will be on a massive test here.
Additionally, things do not look well for the hosts in their domestic campaign either as they are nine points behind the table-toppers and arch city rivals Red Star in Super Liga.
Partizan vs Viktoria Plzen: Head-to-head
The two sides have not had the chance to lock horns previously.
Partizan vs Viktoria Plzen: Prediction
The visitors have already secured the silverware in their domestic campaign (14 points above Slavia Prague) and they have topped their Europa League group.
We just have to see the Czechs as favourites both on the night and over two legs. In all, the first match in Belgrade should be an open contest where we believe to see the hosts on target as well which makes the Plzen to win & BTTS look super sweet at 6.00.
Punters who like safer options can back the Czechs not to lose at 1.55.
Partizan vs Viktoria Plzen: Bet Tips
Viktoria Plzen or Draw Double Chance @ 1.55
Viktoria Plzen to win & BTTS @ 6.00