Viktoria Plzen vs Royal Antwerp
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Doosan Aréna (Plzeň).
The first leg was a close contest, with each battling it out for the win. At the end of the day, it was the hosts who had the last laugh. Their sole goal, which came in the 29th minute was enough to record them the much-needed victory.
At present, the form of the Czech squad, coupled to them trailing in the aggregate scorecard should put them on the backfoot. Add to this the fantastic results that Antwerp has accrued over the past few weeks, and we have an odds-on favorite to take the spot in the next round of the competition.
Viktoria Plzen vs Royal Antwerp Head-to-head (h2h)
The first leg of the tie was the sole clash between the teams.
Viktoria Plzen vs Royal Antwerp Prediction
Plzen has been going through a bit of a rough patch. They have not scored a single goal in their last four matches and conceded twice or more in three of their last five. At home, they lost their last tie and conceded two or more goals in the last two.
Coming to their opposition, the Belgians were unbeaten in 10 of their last 11 overall fixtures and scored three or more goals in three of their last five match-ups, and four or more goals in two of their last four. On the road, they were once again invincible in four of their last five, and in six of their last nine away from home.
Finally, they are already leading in aggregate, and even a draw here would take them to the final stage of the qualifying competition.
As these observations suggest, count on the guests to have a comfortable day at the office this Thursday. Moreover, they would be particular to keep their backline tight, so as not to concede and play with their chances of qualification.
Viktoria Plzen vs Royal Antwerp Betting Tips
Double Chance: Royal Antwerp @ 2.00 (1/1)
To Keep a Clean Sheet in the First Half: Royal Antwerp @ 1.83 (5/6).