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Viktoria Plzeň make the trip to Městský Stadion Ostrava on Saturday for the First League meeting with home side Baník Ostrava.
View all of the Baník Ostrava v Viktoria Plzeň predictions, poll and stats below including the latest game odds.
Baník Ostrava head into this fixture after a 1-1 First League drawn match vs Hradec Králové.
The only player to score from Baník Ostrava was Nemanja Kuzmanovič (73'). Filip Kubala (65') was the scorer for Hradec Králové.
Baník Ostrava haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They’ve hit an aggregate of 11 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 7. It will be interesting to see whether or not that trend will be continued on in this game.
Analysis of their past results shows that Baník Ostrava:
- are winless against Viktoria Plzeň in their last 21 league matches. They'll surely be desperate to put an end to that run.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
In their previous fixture, Viktoria Plzeň drew 0-0 in the First League match with Sigma Olomouc.
The trend of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games featuring Viktoria Plzeň has been noticeable in recent matches. Looking at their last six games reveals that it has happened 5 times. During these clashes, their opponents have managed a goal total of 3 and Viktoria Plzeň have scored 9.
Going into this contest, Viktoria Plzeň haven't been defeated by Baník Ostrava when having played them away from home in the previous 10 league matches. What a record that is.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head results going back to 26/05/2019 tells us that these encounters have not been happy ones for Baník Ostrava. They’ve not managed to register any victories at all while Viktoria Plzeň have remained in the ascendancy, finishing as winners in 67 per cent of those ties.
In all, 13 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 1 from Baníček and 12 netted by Viktorka. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The previous league match featuring the two was First League match day 33 on 23/05/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Viktoria Plzeň 4-0 Baník Ostrava.
The match was refereed by Emanuel Marek.
Team News: Baník Ostrava
The Baník Ostrava manager Ondřej Smetana has no fitness concerns whatsoever before this match owing to a fully healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Viktoria Plzeň
Owing to a completely injury-free group available to choose from, the Viktoria Plzeň manager Michal Bilek has zero fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game.
We’re of the view that Viktoria Plzeň and Baník Ostrava may well find themselves both scoring in what promises to be a very even battle here.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. We therefore think that it’s going to be a very even match with a 1-1 score when the referee blows the full-time whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Městský Stadion Ostrava (15,123)
Captain: Jan Laštůvka
Chairman: Václav Brabec
Manager: Ondřej Smetana
Competitions: First League position 5
⭐ Star Player: Ladislav Almási
Typically used in the Striker position, Ladislav Almási was born in Bratislava, Slovakia. After having played his first senior match for Terek Grozny in the 2020 - 2021 season, the talented Forward has bagged 5 league goals in this First League 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in 12 appearances.