With both home leagues just about to return from their winter
hibernation, the team’s have had to rely on friendly matches to prepare
for this last-32 Europa League (EL) tie.
Partizan made it to this stage by qualifying in second place, while
Plzen won their group after a run of three straight wins. Their win in
the last game to wrap up the group against H. Beer Sheva was their first
away win in 13 European matches. The Serbian champions have an
indifferent home record in Europe so far and have already lost twice in
European competition this season at the Partizan Stadium.
澳门新葡新京官方网站，Back in their home leagues, and ahead of the resumption, Partizan are a
distant nine points off league leaders Crvena Zvezda and look unlikely
to retain their title this season. Plzen, on the other hand, are an
impressive 14 points ahead of their nearest rivals and remain
The sides have never met before in European competition, but Partizan
have twice played and beaten Czech sides at home, including a 5-0
demolition of Sparta Prague in 1965/66. Plzen have played Serbian
opposition on just the one occasion, beating Vojvodina home and away for
a 5-0 aggregate success in 2015/16.
Players to watch: Partizan’s Leandre Tawamba has three goals to his name
in the EL this season and is the club’s top scorer in the domestic
league with eight.
Plzen’s top scorer in the league with 11 goals, Michael Krmencik, also
has three EL goals to his name this season. Who will win the battle of
the strikers here?
Stat attack: Four of Plzen’s six games in the previous EL round ended
with over 2.5 goals, while just three of Partizan’s game saw over that
Plzen scored two goals or more in five of their six games during the EL
group stage. They haven’t conceded a goal in their last four competitive
games (in all competitions).
Partizan have slim chances of defending their Serbian Super Liga title
as they are nine points behind leaders Crvena Zvezda in the standings
ahead of Mathday 23, but they have big ambitions for the Europa League
knockout stages. The Crno-beli are eyeing their third consecutive win at
home in the European competition, but Thursdays football match against
Viktoria Plzen will be anything but a walk in the park for Miroslav
Djukics men. The Czech outfit are enjoying yet another successful season
and they are on the right track to win the domestic title. Plzen have
been scoring goals for fun in the Europa League as well and despite the
fact that Partizan are tough to beat at home, we predict that the
visitors are going to emerge triumphant in the first leg. It has to be
noted that the two teams meet for the first time ever in a competitive
玩法 大分 指数 小分 进球数 大分(0.96) 2/2.5 小分(0.92)