Viktoria Plzen begins its campaign in the Europa League with a home game against the Italian Grand Roma. Here is our football prediction about the forthcoming event.
Over the past two seasons, the Czechs failed to pass the group phase of the tournament, and the last time they have had only one win in six games, in which they also have had four losses. Their best performance in the competition were from the seasons 2012/13 and 2013/14 when they reach the 1/16 finals.
Roma is in the Europa League after a disappointing Champions League dropout. It became fact after the game finished with 1:1 as a guest of Porto and bereavement with 0:3 at the second leg in Rome. Last season, the Wolves came in second in-force, finishing the tournament on the 3rd place in the Champions League. At the 1/16-finals, they were eliminated by Fiorentina, but this season the players of Luciano Spalletti have intentions to win the trophy.
Plzen and Roma have never played against each other, but the hosts have a positive balance against the Italians - two wins, one loss, and one draw in season 2012/13. They managed to beat Napoli with an impressive overall score of 5:0. Roma has played once against the Czechs in 1995/96 and dropped out after the match predicted by sport-tips.net against Sparta Prague because of the rule for away goals - 2:0 and 3:1 at the Olimpico stadium.
Our football forecast, however, is that the Romans will win because they have a better class and are in a good shape unlike Plzen, which has been demostrating fickleness lately.