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Sparta Prague arrive at Doosan Aréna on Sunday for the First League fixture with hosts Viktoria Plzeň.
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Viktoria Plzeň prepare for this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 First League stalemate versus Slavia Prague.
The only player to score from Viktoria Plzeň was Jean-David Beauguel (95'). Ondřej Kúdela (91') scored for Slavia Prague.
It has not been often in recent games that Viktoria Plzeň haven’t conceded. In fact, Viktoria Plzeň have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 5 goals during that time.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Viktoria Plzeň:
- have not been beaten in the league by Sparta Prague in their last 2 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 24 home league matches. A fantastic home record.
In their previous game, Sparta Prague drew 1-1 in the First League match with Hradec Králové.
The only name on the scoresheet from Sparta Prague was Dávid Hancko (52'). Michal Leibl (65') scored for Hradec Králové.
Looking at their form, and Sparta Prague have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 6 goals in all. Defensively, Sparta Prague have not been doing too well. It will be interesting to see whether or not that trend will end up being sustained here.
Coming into this meeting, Sparta Prague have not registered a win against Viktoria Plzeň when they've played them away from home in the last 10 league matches. A really bad run.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head clashes stretching back to 27/05/2020 shows us that Viktoria Plzeň have won 4 of these games & Sparta Prague 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 23 overall at an average of 3.83 goals per meeting.
The last league encounter between these clubs was First League match day 21 on 13/02/2022 when it finished Sparta Prague 2-2 Viktoria Plzeň.
The referee was Ondřej Berka.
Team News: Viktoria Plzeň
The Viktoria Plzeň boss Michal Bilek does not have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match owing to a completely healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Sparta Prague
Sparta Prague manager Pavel Vrba has to currently contend with reduced team options. Ondrej Celustka (Unknown Injury) and Filip Panak (Knee Injury) will not be playing here.
We’re thinking that Sparta Prague have it within them to break down this Viktoria Plzeň lineup, but it may not be as many as they will have scored against them.
We are anticipating a very close game with a 2-1 win for Viktoria Plzeň at the end of the 90 minutes. There looks to be little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Doosan Aréna (11,700)
Captain: Lukáš Hejda
Chairman: Adolf Šádek
Manager: Michal Bilek
Competitions: First League position 1, Conference League Qualifiers (2nd Qualifying), Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round), Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)
🔑 Key Player: Jhon Mosquera
Regularly deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Jhon Mosquera was born in Cali , Colombia. Having made his senior debut playing for Bohemians 1905 in the 2014 - 2015 season, the skilful Midfielder has got 6 league goals in the First League 2021 - 2022 campaign to date from a total of 30 appearances.