Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Viktoria Plzen shared the spoils with the likes of Roma and Austria Wien in first two games in Group E and many people believe that the time has come for the Czech team to record their first win in Group E. Roman Pivarnik’s men are eyeing a place in the Europa League last 32 and it has to be noted that they are on a three-game winning run at home in the national championship ahead of the visit of Astra. The Romanian outfit did well to eliminate West Ham United n the Europa League qualifiers for the second consecutive season, but they have been struggling to find their best form in the group stages. Following a 3-2 loss to Austria Wien, Astra were hammered by Roma at Stadio Olimpico (0-4) in their second group game and, taking everything into account, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed from Thursday’s football match. Plzen sit in second place in the Czech Liga standings and they are certainly superior to Astra at the moment.
Highlighted Team (Astra):
Astra Giurgiu are a Romanian football club that made history by eliminating West Ham United in the Europa League in two consecutive seasons. The Dracii Negri shocked the Hammers in the 2015/2016 Europa League qualifiers, while beating the Premier League in the 2016/2017 Europa League qualifying campaign as well. Astra won their first Romanian Liga 1 trophy in the 2015/2016 season, with the team finishing the season five points clear of Steaua Bucharest. The club was founded in 1921 and the Black Devils play their home games at Stadionul Marin Anastasovici. Petrolul Ploiesti are regarded as Astra’s bitterest rivals and there have always been fireworks in matches between the two teams. Nonetheless, a great number of Astra fans consider Rapid Buchares their fiercest rivals. It has to be noted that the two teams take on each other in the Fostul derbi. The team wear white jerseys and white shirts when playing at home, while the colour of the club’s away kits is red.