Our football match prediction:
Hapoel Be’er Sheva have nothing to play for in Thursday’s football match against Viktoria Plzen. The Israeli outfit are stuck at the bottom in Group G and they are on a four-game winless run in the Europa League ahead of the visit of Pavel Vrba’s troops. Viktoria Plzen, on the other hand, booked their place in the last 32 thanks to a 2-0 win over Steaua and they are now on a quest to overtake the Romanian side in top position in Group G. The Czechs are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach against Hapoel in their last group game and we believe that they are going to extend their winning run in the process to three matches. Plzen recorded a 3-1 win over Hapoel at Doosan Arena earlier in the process and, taking everything into account, the visitors are likely to repeat the success.
Highlighted Player (Isaac Cuenca):
Isaac Cuenca is a product of Barcelona football academy “La Masia”. Cuenca scored two goals in two appearances for Barcelona B and he made his official debut for the first team on October 25, 2011 in a 1-0 win over Granada. However, after failing to establish himself as a first-team regular at Barca, the pacey winger signed a loan deal with Ajax in 2013, but he made no more than three appearances in Eredivisie for the Dutch club. After ending his loan spell with the Amsterdammers, Isaac Cuenca returned to Spain and signed a one-year deal with Deportivo La Coruna. The 179-cm tall footballer, who was born in Reus, Spain, on April 27, 1991 left the Galician side at the end of the 2014/2015 season and he played for the likes of Bursaspor and Granada before joining Israeli outfit Hapoel Be’er Sheva. Issac Cuenca has two caps for Spain U21 team, but he has yet to make his senior debut with La Roja.
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.