Europa League (Round of 32) betting tips Partizan – Plzen prediction.
Match Date: 15 February, 2018
Kick off: 21:05
Pick: Over 1.5 Goals
Match Result: 1:1 WIN!!!
|With both home leagues just about to return from their winter hibernation, the team’s have had to rely on friendly matches to prepare for this last-32 Europa League (EL) tie.|
|Partizan made it to this stage by qualifying in second place, while Plzen won their group after a run of three straight wins. Their win in the last game to wrap up the group against H. Beer Sheva was their first away win in 13 European matches. The Serbian champions have an indifferent home record in Europe so far and have already lost twice in European competition this season at the Partizan Stadium.|
|Back in their home leagues, and ahead of the resumption, Partizan are a distant nine points off league leaders Crvena Zvezda and look unlikely to retain their title this season. Plzen, on the other hand, are an impressive 14 points ahead of their nearest rivals and remain undefeated!|
|The sides have never met before in European competition, but Partizan have twice played and beaten Czech sides at home, including a 5-0 demolition of Sparta Prague in 1965/66. Plzen have played Serbian opposition on just the one occasion, beating Vojvodina home and away for a 5-0 aggregate success in 2015/16.|
|Players to watch: Partizan’s Leandre Tawamba has three goals to his name in the EL this season and is the club’s top scorer in the domestic league with eight.|
|Plzen’s top scorer in the league with 11 goals, Michael Krmencik, also has three EL goals to his name this season. Who will win the battle of the strikers here?|
|Stat attack: Four of Plzen’s six games in the previous EL round ended with over 2.5 goals, while just three of Partizan’s game saw over that mark.|
|Plzen scored two goals or more in five of their six games during the EL group stage. They haven’t conceded a goal in their last four competitive games (in all competitions).|