Viktoria Plzen vs Real Madrid
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Doosan Arena (Plzen).
Santiago Solari will make his Champions League debut as Real Madrid’s manager on Wednesday evening when Los Blancos travel to Doosan Arena to take on group underdogs Viktoria Plzen in the fourth round of the competition.
The defending champions have been struggling badly in recent weeks, but they still have a solid situation in the Group G ladder.
Real Madrid are joint-leaders, locked on six points with Roma. They returned to the winning ways two weeks ago beating Plzen 2-1 at Santiago Bernabeu.
The defeat in Madrid left the Czech outfit with slim hopes of making it to the knockout phase given they have just one point from three games so far.
Only a victory here would keep their dream of challenging the second place alive.
Viktoria Plzen vs Real Madrid: Head-to-head
Real Madrid took a narrow 2-1 victory in their first ever head to head clash with Plzen two weeks ago.
It was an affair which offered a huge number of goal-scoring chances at both ends.
Karim Benzema and Marcelo gave Madrid a 2-0 cushion, while midfielder Patrik Hrosovsky could only bag a late consolation goal for the Czechs.
Viktoria Plzen vs Real Madrid: Prediction
Madrid rebounded from a tough 5-1 defeat to Barcelona with back-to-back clean sheet wins over Melilla (0-4 in Copa del Rey) and Valladolid (2-0 in La Liga).
Solari is thus yet to see his men concede a goal under his leadership.
However, it’s hard to predict such trend to be continued here given Plzen’s impressive attacking form this season.
Pavel Vrba’s men bagged at least a goal in all of nine home games so far in the season (in all competitions).
The value is thus fine with the BTTS option set at the odds of 1.95.
Real Madrid obviously remain heavy favourites to clinch the spoils due to the gulf in quality between the two teams.
The away win & BTTS is a standout pick in such circumstances. You can chase it at the odds of 2.60.
Viktoria Plzen vs Real Madrid: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.95 (19/20)
Real Madrid to win & BTTS @ 2.60 (8/5).