Our prediction for this Czech First League match:
Viktoria Plzen and Mlada Boleslav face each other at Doosan Arena in what is expected to be a very exciting game. Viktoria Plzen restarted the season in great manner, with the team beating Sparta Prague on the road, and they are now eyeing their sixth consecutive win in the Czech top flight. A man to watch in the home team will be France international Jean-David Beauguel, who impressed in the 2-1 win over Sparta Prague.
Mlada Boleslav, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Slavia Prague. Jozef Weber’s troops often struggle on the travels, and seeing that Plzen aim to stay in the race for the title, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. In their last meeting in the national championship Mlada Boleslav defeated Viktoria Plzen 2-1, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Team (Viktoria Plzen):
Despite being founded in 1911, Viktoria Plzen only won their first Czech First League trophy in 2011, with the team finishing the season just one point clear of Sparta Prague. The Viktorka continued to play an important role in Czech football and five years later they clinched their fourth domestic trophy.
Plzen impressed in the 2015/2016 Czech First League, finishing the season seven points above second-placed Sparta Prague. In the 2009/2010 season the team won their first ever Czech Cup trophy, beating Jablonec in the title game. The Viktorka participated in the 2013/2014 Champions League group stages, but they failed to record a good result in the elite competition, picking up just three from possible 18 points in Group D. Doosan.
Arena is the home ground of Viktoria Plzen and the capacity of the stadium is 11 700. The venue was opened in 1955 and it was renovated twice (2003 and 2011). The likes of Miroslav Koubek, Pavel Vrba, Michal Bilek, Zdenek Michalek, Jaroslav Dockal, Milan Sip and Antonin Dvorak are some of the notable footballers who player for the club in the past.