FCSB – Viktoria Plzen : 25th JULY 2017
FCSB is quoted as the first chance tonight, according to betting agencies, as being close to his opponent, also benefiting from his own land, where an impressive nurse is announced, with about 40,000 supporters waiting at the stadium. “Blue Roses” finished only second in the previous edition of the championship, missing the title in the end of the season, being overtaken by FC Viitorul. This year, stelisti seek to return to the most prestigious competition groups after a four-year break, the last time they played in 2013, when they finished their last position in a group with Chelsea, Schalke and FC Basel. FCSB started well in this championship edition, gathering six points in the first two stages, winning the victories with FC Voluntari and Poli Timisoara. Most likely, Nicolae Dica will adopt another tactic tonight, given that in European Cups there is no rule for players under the age of 21, so Denis Man will be replaced by Filipe Teixeira.
Viktoria Plzen on the other side is ranked second tonight, according to bookmakers, as expected, as being slightly over his opponent, but is disadvantaged by the fact that he will evolve away. The Czechs also missed the win of the championship, being overtaken by Slavia Prague, even managing to qualify for the Champions League preliminaries for the fifth time in the last six years. The team prepared by Pavel Vrba played eight friendly games in this competitive break, winning five of them, against quite modest teams from the Czech Republic, but losing those with better bands like Furth, Wolves or Watford. For Viktoria Plzen, the lack of official matches could count much in this dispute.