Sporting take on the visitors Plzen at “Estadio Jose Alvalade” in the first-leg match of the 1/8 final stage of the UEFA Europa League. The game will be played in Lisbon on Thursday, March 8th.
Sporting demonstrate rather strong football in this season. The team looks quite decent within the Portuguese Primeira Liga, fighting for higher positions. In regard to the Eurocups, “Leoes” were knocked out from the UEFA Champions League, having settled on the third place in their group which they shared with Barcelona, Juventus and Olympiakos Piraeus with seven points taken after six encounters played. The club’s offense didn’t manage to produce solid results, having scored only eight goals, however, its defense also looked a bit weak with nine goals conceded. In the latest clashes conducted at “Estadio Jose Alvalade” Sporting have beaten Moreirense 1:0, Feirense 2:0 and gained 3:3 draw against FC Astana.
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In their turn, Plzen are the best club of Czech Republic, participating in the Eurocups each season. This season “Viktorka” deserved the first position in Group G of the UEFA Europa League formed by FCSB, Lugano and H. Beer Sheva, having earned 12 points in six rounds played. The team’s attack acted very decently and confidently, having scored 13 goals while its defense faced some problems which resulted in eight goals conceded. In the recent games conducted on the road Plzen have got three draws: 1:1 against Sigma Olomouc, 1:1 vs. Partizan and 0:0 against SV Ried.
It is clear that Sporting has better chances to succeed in the upcoming fight as they have higher level and therefore, Plzen are unlikely to compete with “Leoes” on equal on the road.
Prediction for the match: Sporting to win.