Our football match prediction:
Viktoria Plzen are with one foot in the Champions League play-offs. The Czech side played out a 2-2 draw with Steaua in the first leg in Bucharest, meaning that a draw with the Romanian side in Wednesday’s football game would see them advance to the next qualifying round. Viktoria Plzen are undefeated in previous 13 home games in the national championship and that is certainly giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Steaua. The Romanian side have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at Pavel Vrba’s team in the second leg, but we do not believe that they are capable of beating the Czechs on the road. Taking everything into account, we predict that the visitors will return home empty-handed. One of the men to watch in the home team will be Michal Krmencik, who found the net in the 2-2 draw with Steaua in the first leg.
Highlighted Team (Steaua Bucharest):
Over the years Steaua have established themselves as one of the most successful clubs in Romania. Founded on 7 June, 1947 the club won their first domestic trophy in 1951 and they have been the dominant force in the Romanian football ever since. In 2015 Steaua won their 26th national championship, but the club’s biggest success is winning of the 1985/1986 Champions League (European Cup) trophy. The Ros-Albastrii did well to beat Barcelona in the title game at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville. Three years later they made it to the final of the elite competition, but Milan proved to be a big catch for the Romanian champions in the Camp Nou showdown. Steaua suffered a 4-0 loss to Rossoneri in the 1989 European Cup final. A number of high-profile footballers played for Steaua in the past, but, no doubt, Gheorghe Hagi is the most famous player who wore the club’s shirt. The Ros-Albastrii play their home games at Arena Nationala, the stadium that was opened on 20 February, 2008.