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FK Viktoria Plzen vs Roma Predictions

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Viktoria Plzen
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      Roma suffered yet another setback at the weekend, after an incredible draw at Cagliari. They slipped up to draw 2-2 against the nine-men of Cagliari, which has left them out of the European places. They’re now on a four-game winless run, keeping the pressure on Eusebio Di Francesco. The visitors will be looking to end that in this visit to the Czech Republic, but can they bounce back from their poor form and secure three points here? While they don’t need anything here to book their place in the next round, they really need a victory.

      Viktoria Plzen have continued their solid form domestically, but they’ve got work to do in order to secure their place in the Europa League. The hosts managed to win against CSKA Moscow last time out, which put them into third place. The last Europa League spot is now in their reach, but can they finish the job when they meet Roma? Given that the Russians are away to Real Madrid, and with Plzen rank outsiders here, the Czech side may end up winning the race to third in an uncompetitive night.

      Roma are stuck in second, after their 2-0 loss to Real Madrid in their last game. That defeat came days after a loss to Udinese, with the Giallorossi in a tough run of form. They’ve had issues throughout the season, and the manner in which they were taken apart by Real in Madrid is surely a worry. Of late, their problems have been clear. With an inexperienced side and a lack of organisation at the back, Roma aren’t the hardest side to score against, which should be a worry given that Plzen are coming off the back of a win over CSKA.

      The visitors were 5-0 winners against Plzen in their last meeting, and Roma have a great record overall in meetings with the Czech side. 10 strikes in three encounters shows their strong results against Plzen in recent years, but the visitors need to be wary of their defensive issues. We can see this becoming a really entertaining tie, given that Plzen have been pretty lacklustre in defence so far this term.

      The hosts have shipped 15 goals across five games, and we could easily see Roma adding another three here. They were able to win home and away to CSKA, and after hitting five against the Czechs the Giallorossi pack a punch going forward. However, back to back 2-2 draws show the issues facing the visitors. With all that taken into account, we think you can get good value on over 2.5 goals in this clash.

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