Viktoria Plzen vs. Sheriff Tiraspol Prediction, Tips and Odds – Aug. 09, 2022 19:00 CET
All return matches of the third round of Champions League qualification will be played on Tuesday. After a great performance in the first game, Viktoria Plzen’s players welcome Sheriff Tiraspol at Doosan Arena. The start of the match is scheduled for 19:00.
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The champion of the Czech Republic continued their good performance in the qualifiers last week in Moldova. They won 2-1, although they were losing 0-1, so they are a big favorite to advance to the last round.
The Plzen players simply showed more in that match. They created significantly more scoring opportunities than their opponents. Coach Michal Bilek’s team had control over the game almost the whole time, and if they had been a little more precise in the end, they would have scored a few more times.
Viktoria Plzen started the new season well on both fronts. In the previous round of these qualifiers, they eliminated HJK Helsinki with a total score of 7-1, and they were particularly convincing at their stadium 5-0. They started equally well in the domestic championship, in which they won four points after two rounds.
After great results and sensational victories last season when they qualified for the group stage of the Champions League, the Sheriff players are in a much more difficult situation now. They will have to make up for the score deficit from the first match, and that will not be easy at all because the opponent is very high-quality and disciplined.
We are of the impression that the Moldovan team is not at the same level as last season. They sold key players, they changed the coach and all this affected the quality of the game. Sheriff’s defense is not as solid and organized as it was last summer when they eliminated Crvena Zvezda and Dinamo Zagreb. Their goalkeeper is error-prone and lacks confidence, and these are some of the weaknesses they must address if they plan to get a positive result in the Czech Republic.
In the previous two rounds, Sheriff defeated Zrinjski and Maribor, but the upcoming rival is far better than the champions of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia.
These two teams have never met before.
Viktoria Plzen (3-4-3): Stanek; Penrica, Hejda, Havel; Sykora, Bucha, Kalvach, Pilar; Kopic, Kliment, Chory
Sheriff Tiraspol (4-3-3): Abalora; Kiki, Radeljic, Kpozo, Guedes; Badolo, Kyabou, Lushkja; Ouattara, Tejan, Akanbi
We believe that the quality is on the home side. We expect that they will prove this with a sure victory and advance to the last stage of the qualifiers pretty dominantly.
Prediction: Viktoria Plzen To Win And Total Goals Over 1.5 – Yes