Viktoria Plzeň and Steaua Bucureşti meet at Doosan Arena, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 matches.
After 2 wins and 2 losses, the home team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 6 points won. In the last match, they won by (4-1) at home against Lugano, after in the previous match, having lost by (3-2) away with Lugano. The team comes to this match after a win away with Slovácko by (1-4). In the last 10 home matches Viktoria Plzeň has won 9 and lost 1. The team has conceded goals in 5 of the last 6 matches for this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 4 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Viktoria Plzen is within the qualifying zone for the next phase, but can not stumble on this day, as the team that comes just behind can overcome if that happens. The local team has shown good football in the field and knows that to guarantee their place in the next phase they will have to continue in this rhythm, otherwise they will be left out of the next phase. The team achieved a beautiful victory in the last day at home, then, is motivated for this duel, but will have a complicated game ahead. The technician must choose a very competitive eleven for this game, because it needs a good result.
The away team is currently in the 1 st position, with 10 points won, after 3 wins and 1 draw. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Hapoel Be’er Sheva, by (1-2). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Hapoel Be’er Sheva, by (1-1). In the last match they played, for the I League, they lost with Iaşi away by (1-0). In the last 10 away matches Steaua Bucureşti has a record of 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. The team has conceded goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they have always scored at least one goal in the last 4 matches for this competition. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 4 games in which they suffered the first goal.
The Steaua is doing a good campaign so far and is currently at the top of the leaderboard and has virtually guaranteed its place in the next phase of the competition. The visiting team has shown good football within the field and aims for this game to conquer the three points, despite being acting away from their domains. The visiting team comes from a draw away from home against Hapoel, by the score of 1×1. The technician must take the field to a team with a fairly defensive posture and exploring counterattacks.
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