UEFA Europa League Sporting – Plzen
The Sporting occupy the 3rd position of the Primeira League, with 59 points accumulated in 25 championship games. Dutch Bas Dost is the team’s top scorer in the championship, managing to score 20 times so far. The hosts have alternating evolutions in the championship. After a 1-0 win over the Moreirense (score 1-0), they gave off the last round on the Sporting field with a score of 2-1. In the previous round, the Portuguese managed to qualify to the detriment of FC Astana. The hosts can not count on this duel on the injured Daniel Podence.
Patricio – Coentrao, Mathieu, Coates, Ristovski – Battaglia, Carvalho – Ruiz, Fernandes, Martins – Montero
On the other side, Plzen is ranked first in the league’s first league in the Czech Republic, with the team managing to gather 47 points after 18 stages. Czech M. Krmencik is the best scorer of the team in the championship, with 11 goals scored so far. The guests are in a weak form in the championship, with only one point accumulated in the last two games. The previous stage, Plzen caved on its own field, 0-1 in front of Jihlava. In the sixteenth round of the Europa League final, Plzen won a qualifying in front of Partizan, which he defeated in the 2-0 draw. Marian Cisovsky is the main absentee of the guests for this trip, being injured.
Hruska – Reznik, Hejda, Hubnik, Limbersky – Horava, Hrosovsky – Petresella, Kolar, Kopic – Krmencik
Sporting – Plzen Prediction
The two teams are in a similar shape at this time, alternating the good evolutions with the modest ones. Both come after a failure in the championship limit, so the morale of the players is definitely low. I’m expecting a balanced game, not too much show. Since it is difficult to predict a winner, I opt for goals based on goals, as few as possible.