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In this betting preview, we look at the Europa Conference League second leg between CSKA Sofia vs Viktoria Plzen. Who will make it through?
CSKA Sofia vs Viktoria Plzen: Betting tips
This section provides the best predictions for the game along with free betting tips.
- Market: Match Result
- Our tip: Viktoria Plzen
- Odds: 17/10
- Market: Total goals
- Our tip: Under 2.5
- Odds: 8/11
- Market: Correct score
- Our tip: Viktoria Plzen to win 1-0
- Odds: 15/2
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Match result: Viktoria Plzen
CSKA Sofia might be the bookmakers favourites to win this match but we think the value lays with the visitors. Viktoria Plzen are unbeaten in five and have lost just one of their last 18 matches with 15 wins in that period. By contrast, CSKA Sofia have managed just six wins in their past 15 games with six losses also chalked up. One of the matches of those runs is the first leg of this tie. Victory went to Viktoria Plzen in that match and it was well deserved; even with the fact they're the away side, form and momentum of firmly with them.
Total goals: Under 2.5
The stakes attached to this tie are big for the clubs involved and we see the game being a cagey affair. 2-0 is a good score line from the first leg but it's far from a done deal with 90 minutes to play. It's unlikely Viktoria Plzen come out and play an expansive style. The fact they might sit in on top of the recent form of both sides suggest betting under 2.5 goals is smart business. CSKA Sofia have seen four of their last five, including their last three, end south of 2.5 goals whilst Viktoria Plzen have come out under 2.5 in their last trio of matches too.
Correct score: Viktoria Plzen to win 1-0
Our final tip is definitely the one that is most ambitious. The correct score market is always a tad on the Russian roulette spectrum but there is a strong case for a Viktoria Plzen 1-0 win here. With the likelihood that they'll sit in, CSKA Sofia will have to commit more and more forwards the longer it stays at 2-0 on aggregate. We expect Viktoria Plzen to hit them on the break for an opener and then hunker down with a 3-0 lead. CSKA Sofia have blanked in two of their last five games whilst Viktoria Plzen have recorded wins to nil in each of their past three.
CSKA Sofia vs Viktoria Plzen: Match Preview
CSKA Sofia might not be in the best of form but there is no chance they'll be giving up on qualification just yet. An early goal would change the entire dynamic of the tie and that needs to be their first thought. Jordy Caicedo is likely to be their biggest threat.
Viktoria Plzen have a pretty simple task, which is don't lose the game and they go marching through. Their recent form is mighty impressive too and with Jakub Brabec on duty at the heart of the defence there is every chance they'll keep CSKA Sofia at arms length.
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Pre-game thoughts on CSKA Sofia vs Viktoria Plzen
When does the game start?
What was the score in the first leg?
2-0 to Viktoria Plzen
What stadium is hosting the match?
Stadion Balgarska Armija
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