Champions Group Preview: Slavia v Plzeň

Slavia go into the key game of Champions Group 6 points clear, but Plzeň haven’t lost 12 league games in a row.

Slavia face Viktoria Plzeň home at Sinobo Stadium in 2 nd round of Champions Group on Wednesday, 24 June, from 8 pm. Both teams entered the Champions Group with a win. The red and whites won 3-1 away at Baník, Plzeň defeated Jablonec 2-0 home.

Viktoria won all their spring games under new manager Adrián Guľa, except of the one away at Slavia (0-0 draw). In 11 games, they scored impressive 27 goals and conceded only 3. Viktoria lost only one game in spring 2020, the MOL Cup semi-final at Sparta (1-2) a week ago.

Slavia are now 6 points clear on top of the league with 4 games left. If the red and whites win, they would be 9 points ahead of Viktoria with better mutual games (1-0 and 0-0 this season) which means they would secure the Czech title. In case of a draw, Slavia will have to get at least 3 points in remaining 3 games. In case of a loss, the gap between both clubs will shrink to 3 points.

2019/20 FORTUNA:LIGA

CLUB SLAVIA VIKTORIA
Position in table 1 2
Points 75 69
Score 61-11 62-22
League record W23 D6 L2 W21 D6 L4
Since league restart W5 D2 L0 W6 D1 L0
Last game 3-1 v Baník away 2-0 v Jablonec home  
Top striker Musa (11) Bucha (10)
Most assists Stanciu (9) Čermák, Bucha (8)

Face to Face in Czech league

Mutual games 47
Slavia wins 22
Viktoria wins 13
Draws 12
Slavia goals 66
Viktoria goals 45
Top Slavia striker Fořt (4)
Top Viktoria striker Kolář (5)

Last games

Slavia 0-0 Viktoria
Round 28, 7 June 2020
Yellow cards: Provod, Bořil - Hejda, Řezník, Kopic, Chorý
Referee: Franěk - Vlček, Flimmel

Slavia: Kolář; Coufal, Kúdela, Zima, Bořil; Ševčík, Holeš (90´ Frydrych); Masopust (87´ Hellebrand), Stanciu, Provod; Tecl (87´ Musa)
Viktoria: Hruška; Řezník, Hejda, Brabec, Limberský; Bucha, Kalvach, Čermák – Kayamba (90´ Havel) , Beauguel (90´ Chorý), Kovařík (71´ Kopic)

Viktoria 0-1 Slavia
Round 14, 27 October 2019
Goals: Hušbauer 45´
Yellow cards: Kayamba, Procházka, Limberský, Chorý – Olayinka, Ševčík, Hovorka, Frydrych, Traoré
Referee: Franěk - Kříž, Flimmel

Viktoria: Hruška; Řezník (31´ Mihálik), Hejda, Brabec, Limberský; Kalvach, Procházka; Kayamba, Hořava, Hloušek; Krmenčík (79´ Beauguel)
Slavia: Kolář; Coufal, Kúdela, Hovorka (61´ Frydrych), Bořil; Souček; Ševčík, Stanciu, Hušbauer (66´ Traoré), Olayinka; Tecl (82´ Škoda)

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