Match preview Sparta vs Plzeň
Plzeň is the last league champion and the most successful team of the last 10 years. Victoria is coming to Letná on Saturday and if we win the game, gap between us will be eight points.
- Match: AC Sparta Praha – FC Viktoria Plzeň
- Date: 9th March, 2019
- Kick-off: 5:30 PM CET
- Competition: FORTUNA:LIGA
- Venue: Generali Arena
- Referees: Pechanec - Pospíšil, Dobrovolný
FC Viktoria Plzeň – the 18/19 season so far
Viktoria currently loses three points to Slavia. If we win this duel, the loss between us will be eight points.
Plzeň played Champions League this autumn and play-off in Europa League, where were eliminated by Dinamo Zagreb.
In the Czech league Viktoria had weaker time in September, when lost 0-4 to Slavia and 0-3 to Jablonec. After in Plzeň won a 1-0 match against Sparta and have not lost in the league since then.
The balance of Pavel Vrba’s team in the current season is 17 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats. Pilsen has the best defence in the league. In the 23 rounds she received 17 goals. The top scorers are injured Michael Krmenčík with seven goals, Roman Procházka with five goals and Tomáš Chorý with four. The goalies Matúš Kozáčik and Aleš Hruška have twelve clean sheets together. Hruška has been number one in the league since October.
In winter preseason Pilsen strengthened by Jean-David Beauguel (from Zlín), Jakub Brabec (on loan from Genk) and returnees from loan Joel Kayamba (from Opava) and Marek Bakoš (from Trnava). On the other hand Jakub Řezníček (Lokeren), Martin Zeman (Hapoel Ra'anana) and Pavel Bucha (on loan in Mladá Boleslav) left the club.
Head-to-Head in Czech league since 1993:
- Matches: 43 (23 Sparta wins, 7 draws, 13 Plzeň wins)
- The most common result: 1-0 (9x)
- The most goals scored in a single match: 9 (Sparta won 7-2 in 1994/95)
- The best Sparta scorer: Roman Vonášek (4x)
- Goals scored in total: 101 (2.3/game)
- Yellow cards in total: 248 (5.8/game)
- Red cards in total: 12 (0/game)
- The last 5 matches from Sparta point of view: (0-1, 2-2, 0-1, 2-0, 0-1)
The last meeting
FORTUNA:LIGA 10th round, 28/9/2018: FC Viktoria Plzeň – AC Sparta Praha 1-0 (0-0)
Goal: 76. own Radaković. Yellow cards: Limberský, Hrošovský, Petržela - Tetteh, Šural, Kanga, Kaya, Vácha, Costa. RC: 90.+9 Stanciu. Referees: Julínek - Podaný, Kubr. Attendance: 11.489.
Plzeň: Kozáčik - Řezník, Hejda, Hubník, Limberský - Procházka (90. Pernica), Hrošovský - Kopic (54. Petržela), Hořava, Kovařík - Krmenčík (86. Řezníček).
Sparta: Nita - Radaković, Kaya (89. Mebrahtu), Costa - Chipciu, Stanciu, Kanga, Frýdek (58. Vácha), Plavšić (84. Pulkrab) - Šural, Tetteh.