Sparta Praha will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 15 points behind Viktoria Plzeň.
Sparta Praha form and stats
The story so far in the Czech Liga for Sparta Praha at their home stadium (Generali Arena) is 6 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats.
An away draw last time out for Sparta, facing Slavia Praha in a game that ended 1-1. Previous to that game, a Czech Cup home match hosting Banik Ostrava in a game that was won 5-0.
This is expected to be a close game, with Sparta Praha perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Sparta as a small favourite), we find one game. Sparta Praha has won zero of these, drawn one and lost zero.
There will be little rest for Sparta Praha after this match as they are travelling to Karvina for a Czech Liga game in only four days.
The Sparta manager V. Kotal has got the team scoring with 28 from 12 home games in the league. 17 goals have been conceded.
Viktoria Plzeň form and stats
As the visiting team in Czech Liga matches, Viktoria Plzeň have produced an overall stat of 5-4-2 so far. The visitors have performed well in their home games as well, building a total win streak of four games home and away. Viktoria hope to make it five in this match. Viktoria love their trips these days, as their two previous away games have resulted in victories.
Viktoria are travelling after their nice 1-0 home win in the Czech Liga against Ceske Budejovice (placed 8th). A home win before that, celebrating 1-0 vs Ceske Budejovice.
Ondrej Mihalik came off the bench to score the winning goal in the match against Ceske Budejovice last time out, making the manager A. Guľa feel like a tactical genius.
So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Viktoria playing away and similar expectations, we found one relevant match. Results were zero Viktoria Plzeň wins, zero draws and one defeat.
A new game in only three days for Viktoria Plzeň, the Czech Liga home match versus Mlada Boleslav. Busy days.
The travelling fans enjoy Viktoria's attacking play in away games, having scored 17 goals in 11 league matches away. It's not easy to score on Viktoria as they have only conceded 10 goals from these away games.
Head 2 HeadSparta Praha and Viktoria Plzeň have met before this season: Viktoria Plzeň - Sparta 1-0. Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: two wins for Sparta Praha, one draw and seven wins for Viktoria Plzeň. Over 2,5 goals: five times; under 2,5 goals: five games.
Sparta Praha missing players
Viktoria Plzeň missing players
|Sparta Praha||Viktoria Plzeň|
|Total||Home||vs ||Statistics||Stat||vs ||Away||Total|
|96%||100%||100%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||100%||91%||96%|
|79%||100%||100%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||100%||91%||79%|
|50%||67%||50%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||100%||64%||58%|
|42%||50%||25%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||0%||0%||25%|
|17%||25%||25%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||0%||0%||12%|
|38%||42%||50%||Clean Sheets||C S||33%||27%||38%|
|25%||25%||25%||Failed to Score||F T||0%||9%||12%|
|6.3||6.8||5.2||Corners for (avg)||C F||4.7||5||6.2|
|4.9||5.1||2.5||Corners against (avg)||C A||3.3||3.8||3.4|
|2||1.6||1.2||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||1.3||2.5||2|
|2||2||1||Red cards||R C||0||0||1|
|302||175||54||Total Shots||T S||24||105||253|
|132||82||25||Shots on Target||S O||13||48||107|
|32%||34%||36%||Goal Efficiency||G E||46%||35%||42%|
- All of Sparta Praha's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
- Sparta Praha have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
- Sparta Praha haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
- Viktoria Plzeň have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
- Viktoria Plzeň have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
- Viktoria Plzeň have won significantly less corners away then at home.
- Viktoria Plzeň is in the best form (4-1-1)