Sporting Portugal – Viktoria Plzen Europa League
Distanced by Porto in the race for the title, Sporting is preparing to deliver a terrible duel at a distance with Benfica, his great rival, for the award of second place and last qualifying place for the Champions League. On the sidelines of this decisive end of the league, the Lions, titled in the Coupe de la Ligue, will also compete against the Dragons in a final of the Portuguese Cup (April 18). The Europa League can therefore improve a season already globally positive for the men of Jorge Jesus. Passed a breath to see the eighths of the LDC behind Barça and Juve, William Carvalho and others seem to progress steadily. It’s a big challenge for the Czechs Viktoria Plzen this Thursday night in Lisbon. Falling Partizan after emerging at the head of a really well-off group (Steaua Bucharest, Lugano, Hapoel Beer Sheva), the current leader of the Liga Tcheca will know a little more about his chances to go very far in the competition …
Key points of the pediction Sporting Portugal – Viktoria Plzen
Sporting has ambitions in a Europa League that seems to have the means to win this season.
The Lions have won 11 of his last 13 games on home soil, for two draws.
The Viktoria had brought back a very happy 1-1 from Partizan in the round of 32 first leg, before forcing the decision in front of his audience (2-0).
The Portuguese had won in a chair against Astana in the round of 16, even allowing themselves to relax on the return (win 1-3, no 3-3)
Prediction Sporting Portugal – Viktoria Plzen
Difficult to determine at what level is currently evolving the leader of a relatively weak Liga Tcheca. Author of a good course against very modest formations in this Europa League, the Viktoria Plzen should logically be punished at the stadium Jose Alvalade, facing a training of Sporting not far from the European top … Lions logical victory, guided by the excellent tactician Jorge Jesus.
Prediction Today: Sporting Portugal wins