Preview: Viktoria Plzen vs. Qarabag FK

Preview: Viktoria Plzen vs. Qarabag FK

Viktoria Plzen face off against Qarabag FK in the second leg of their Champions League qualifying tie at the Doosan Arena on Tuesday night.

Following a goalless draw in the first leg, there is still all to play for and both teams will be up for the challenge with the finish line just 90 minutes away.

Qarabag failed to make home advantage count in their favour against Plzen when the teams locked horns at the Tofiq Bahramov Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Gurban Gurbanov’s men were in the ascendancy for the majority of the contest but the champions from Azerbaijan failed to find the breakthrough.

Having been relieved of any domestic duty over the course of the weekend, the Horsemen now set out for what is undoubtedly their most important game of the season to date.

Off the back of two straight victories on the road by a combined score of 5-1, Tuesday’s visitors will be looking to channel their newly-found resilience away from home.

There is no doubt that Plzen would have been the happier of the two sides at the sound of the full-time whistle following their first-leg stalemate against Qarabag in Baku.

Michal Bilek had their backs against the wall for long spells of the game but held on to secure an impressive share of the spoils on enemy territory.

The Czech Republic outfit now prepare for a crucial 90 minutes in front of their fans where they have won each of their most recent involvements.

Aiming to secure a place in Europe’s premier club competition for the first time since 2019, Tuesday’s hosts now prepare for the final step of a six-game qualifying journey.

Viktoria Plzen Champions League form:
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Qarabag FK Champions League form:
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We say: Viktoria Plzen 1-0 Qarabag FK
With little error for margin here, we are anticipating a cagey affair with neither team giving too much away. That said, we are also tipping Viktoria Plzen to narrowly come out on top in the end.

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