Barcelona vs FK Viktoria Plzen Predictions
- Barcelona has kept clean sheets in all four of its games this season.
- Viktoria Plzen has only won two of the nine UCL group matches away.
- In six matches against Czech teams, Barcelona has never lost to them
Barcelona hopes for better than last.
Barcelona’s shock exit from the Champions League group stages last year has to be improved upon. They have won three of four games so far this season.
The fixture against Rayo Vallecano ended in a draw of 0-0 on the first day. This means that they have kept clean sheets so far in 75% their games.
Xavi’s team has won five victories against Czech Republic teams on six occasions, conceding only two goals.
Can Plzen convert domestic form?
Viktoria Plzen has had a great start to the Czech Liga season. They have picked up 16 out of 18 points. But it is not clear if they will be able to convert that form into European football.
Michal Bilek’s team have lost seven of nine previous away Champions League group stage matches. They also lost 2-0 when they last visited Camp Nou back in 2011.
They have passed three rounds of qualifying to get to this stage. But Barcelona will be an entirely different fish to HJK and Sheriff, as well as Qarabag who they drew with zero away from home.
With 2-0 as my correct score prediction, I predict Barcelona to win this match.