Viktoria Plzen vs Olympiakos Predictions

Jon Wilde 19 Jul 2019
  • Viktoria Plzen vs Olympiakos predictions for their Champions League match on Tuesday

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Kostas Fortounis on the ball for Olympiakos (PA Images)

Viktoria Plzen vs Olympiakos Score Prediction

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Viktoria Plzen vs Olympiakos Match Info

Date: Tuesday July 23 2019
Kick-off time: 6.00pm BST
Venue: Doosan Arena

Viktoria Plzen vs Olympiakos Head-To-Head Record

No previous competitive matches

Viktoria Plzen vs Olympiakos Stats

  • Neither of these clubs has ever previously played a team from their opponents’ country in a European competition
  • Viktoria Plzen are unbeaten in their last seven Champions League qualifying matches (three wins, four draws)
  • Olympiakos are undefeated in their latest 10 qualifying games in either UEFA competition (eight wins, two draws)

Viktoria Plzen vs Olympiakos Match Preview

An evenly-matched tie between two runners-up in their respective domestic leagues is fancied to go the way of Olympiakos, who last term missed out on Europe’s elite club competition for the first time in eight years.

Greece’s dominant club over the last two decades, Olympiakos have now gone two seasons without winning their Super League title for the first time since the mid-1990s after finishing third and second respectively.

Last season they had to make do with the Europa League, in which they reached the last 32, but now the club from the port of Piraeus, just outside Athens, are back in among the cream of the continent and targeting another of their regular group-stage appearances.

Viktoria Plzen did feature in the Champions League round-robin phase last term for the first time in five years and finished third in their table behind Real Madrid and Roma, joining Olympiakos in the Europa League last 32 but similarly going no further than that round.

Whereas the Greek team have only played friendly matches this summer, Plzen’s competitive season has started and they began with a 3-1 home win over Sigma Olomouc before visiting Slovan Liberec on Friday (result not known at the time of writing).

However, what draws us to Olympiakos here is that they ended last season brilliantly with eight straight wins, most of them by comfortable margins, and with Pedro Martins’ side also unbeaten in pre-season they are backed to keep the momentum going.

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    Viktoria Plzen vs Olympiakos Match Info Date: Tuesday July 23 2019 Kick-off time: 6.00pm BST Venue: Doosan Arena Viktoria Plzen vs Olympiakos Head-To-Head Record No previous competitive matches Viktoria Plzen vs Olympiakos Stats Neither of these clubs has ever previously played a team from their opponents’ country in a European competition Viktoria Plzen are unbeaten…