Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Beer Sheva: Preview and Predictions

Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Beer Sheva Predictions Europa League 28th September 2017

Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Beer Sheva
UEFA Europa League – Group-stage 2017/18
Date: Thursday, 28th September 2017
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Doosan Aréna (Plzen).

Plzen were beaten by Steaua for the second time in a European match within a matter of months. The 3-0 defeat now place the Czech team at the foot of the group, which gives them no choice but to win in the matchday 2 fixture against Hapoel.

Meantime, the underdogs from Israel made the home advantage count on matchday 1 and bagged a 2-1 win over Swiss side Lugano. The team’s attacking prowess was visible throughout the 90 minutes, but also vulnerabilities in defense.

The 1-4 loss to Steaua in the Champions League qualifiers is Vitoria’s lone home defeat in all competitions this season. The won the remaining 5 by clear margins, scoring a total of 12 goals conceding just twice.

Hapoel’s record in European away games is disappointing. They had lost 2 of their 3 outings this season.

Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Beer Sheva: Head-to-head

This is the first head-to-head meeting between the two clubs.

Plzen met clubs from Israel on 4 previous occasions, 3 wins and 1 loss.

Hapoel were grouped with a Czech team last season, Sparta Prague. They lost both home and away leg.

Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Beer Sheva: Bet Tips

Plzen are a strong group while playing in front of their home crowd. While Hapoel offer little threat in away games. However the Israelis are quite capable of scoring goals anywhere. They have already scored in 6 of their 7 European games this season. Therefore, both teams to score and Plzen to win look like the perfect bet for this game.

Viktoria Plzen vs Hapoel Beer Sheva: Bet Tips

Both teams to Score pierced at 1.78 odds by 888sport is a banker

Plzen to win with Both teams Scoring for 4.20 odds.