FK Zeljeznicar (Bih) Vs FC Viktoria Plzen (Cze) – This is certainly one of the most interesting rematches of the second pre-qualifying round of the Champions League, as the first match between Plzen and Zeljeznicar ended with somewhat surprising result as the Czech champion won with a minimal goal difference of 4:3. Begins: 23.07.2013 – 21:00 CET
It is a fact that champions of Bosnia and Herzegovina are much more satisfied with such outcome, especially as they scored even three goals in the away game. Now, they will try to surprise the favoured opponent and playing at their home pitch and being solidly confident will seek to achieve a minimal victory, which if materialise would mean a placement in the next round. However, all this is much easier said than done, especially since this time the guests from the Czech Republic will certainly be far more serious as they are well aware that fundamental mistakes in the defence can cost them dearly. On the other hand, Zeljeznicar rightly in that Plzen’s porous defence sees it best chance and they will again certainly rely on a good game of the goalkeeper Hadzic, who despite four received goal was a real hero of his team in the first match. On top of that, coach Osim this time has at his disposal and three very important players whose suspensions have expired; defender Colic, and midfielders Svraka and Stanic, and they will certainly add strength to their team and particularly in the attack. On the other hand, still out of action are injured defender Kvesic and midfielder Zolotic.
Probable lineups FK Zeljeznicar: Hadzic – B. Colic, Skaljic, Kerla, Urdinov – Jamak, Svraka – Bucan, Selimovic, Stanic – Adilovic
FC Viktoria Plzen
As we said in the introduction, a week ago and playing at home Plzen somewhat surprisingly won Zeljeznicar with only a minimal gaol difference, but in their camp are still convinced that they will pass in the next round as they have a far better team than their rival from Sarajevo. In fact, that definitely could be seen in the last week’s match but hosts’ strikers somehow couldn’t turn any of numerous chances into a score during the first half, and only later after visitors took the lead become more efficient in the opponents’ penalty area. Of course, they will now start the match with the BiH champion a lot more respectfully. Their confidence certainly solidified they a weekend ago in the first round of the national championship won at home Bohemians with even 5-0. Precisely because of the great party showed in that match we now expect that the experienced coach Vrba sends on the pitch the identical team and that in fact means that in the top of attack young Wagner should get an advantage over not fully recovered Duris and Bakos.
Probable lineups FC Viktoria Plzen: Kozacik – Reznik, Cisovsky, Prochazka, Limbersky – Horvath, Darida – Rajtoral, Kolar, Petrzela – Wagner
FK Zeljeznicar – FC Viktoria Plzen Pick
Having in mind result of the first match it is quite clear that Zeljeznicar must now in front of their fans play a lot more riskier than usual, which will on the other hand open a lot of space for quick counterattacks of the guests and just like a week ago in Plzen now in Sarajevo we should see plenty of goals.
Odd: 1.50 - William Hill
Tip: Over 2.5
Odd: 1.70 - Bet365