Viktoria Plzen vs Olympiacos for the Champions League qualification match on Tuesday at Doosan Arena Stadium.
The Czech team recently had a perfect start of the season in the competition of the 1st Liga, the first division of the Czech Republic championship with two successive victories. One against Sigma Oloumuc and one against Liberec. The team has a very reasonable record, in the last twelve games in all competitions only lost once.
Plzen ensured access to this competition and the right to participate in the qualifiers for the 2019/2020 Champions League being the vice-leader of the Czech national championship. They finished the season with seventy-eight points, with five points less than champion Slavia Prague.
Viktoria Plzen last season was in the group stage of the Champions League, where they ended up in a group made up of Roma, CSKA Moscow and Real Madrid. The Czech team had a mediocre performance, as it is understandable given the difference in quality between the teams in that group.
The hosts want to give their supporters a joy and are likely to be able to beat the Greek team at Doosan Arena on Tuesday. Everything indicates that the only player unavailable is Roman Hubnik suffering from an injury.
Olympiacos at this Tuesday’s meeting will make their first official match of the season. The Greek Championship starts on August 24th. The team has been dedicated solely to this match, playing only on some friendly games.
The Greek team has an impressive record, in their last sixteen games didn’t lose any match for all competitions. Also like their opponent, achieved this qualification for the Champions League with the second place of the Greek SuperLiga, with the mark of seventy-four points, five points less than the champion PAOK.
Olympiacos have been in good shape, so it is expected that this game will be very disputed since the Plzen team playing at home becomes very difficult. The Greek side has also made good games, although they were friendly, the indications are positive. We can certainly expect them to fight for victory or at least achieve a positive result.
Plzen is in a more most advanced form and already with pace for competition compared to the Greeks. This makes my prediction in the victory of the Czech team.