Viktoria Plzen vs SonderjyskE
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 24 September 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Doosan Arena.
Adrian Gula’s men were one of the best teams in the Czech First League the last season, and if not for the presence of Slavia Prague in the competition, they would have won the title.
In fact, these two were so ahead of the curve, that the second-placed Gula’s men had a lead of 16 points over the third-placed Sparta Prague.
Despite missing out on the title, the team still was the best offensive side in the league – and scored the most number of goals of all the squads in the contest.
On the other hand, SE were one of the worst in the Danish Superliga, and had finished fourth to last in the table. To be precise, they had avoided the relegation playoffs by just four points.
Taking into account the current form of both teams, it’s clear that the Czech contingent have the upper hand, and on top of that, they are at home as well.
For the reasons, expect a winning performance from Viktoria Plzen this Thursday.
Viktoria Plzen vs SonderjyskE Prediction
Gula’s men had won eight of their former ten overall fixtures, and importantly, they are on a 14-game winning run at home.
The last they lost at home was back in October of 2019, and then the defeat had come against the defending champions of the league. And it also deserves to be mentioned that the team had scored a total of 47 goals from their 14-match winning streak at this venue.
Meanwhile, their opposite number were one of the worst team in the Superliga the last campaign, and they had avoided relegation by the tiniest of margins.
On top of that, they were also winless in seven of their preceding nine overall fixtures, and remained so in 16 of their preceding 20 road trips.
Considering these stats, it’s overwhelmingly clear that the hosts of the day have the edge. Likely, expect Viktoria Plzen to emerge victorious this Thursday.
To Score in First Half: Viktoria Plzen @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Viktoria Plzen @ 1.40 (2/5).