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 Betting Tip
Olympiakos to win @ 9/5 with William Hill