Our football match prediction:
Viktoria Plzen have been struggling in the Europa League this season. The Czechs have collected no more than three points from possible 15 in Group E and they have already suffered elimination in the group stages of the European competition. Plzen have nothing to play for in Thursday’s football game against Austria Wien and given that the Austrians are still in the race for a place in the last 32, away win appears on the horizon. The Violets were beaten by Roma and Astra in previous two games in Group E, but a win is a must for the visitors this time out and we predict that Thorsten Fink’s men will pick up all three points from Thursday’s clash at Doosan Arena. Viktoria Plzen are just one point clear of Slavia Prague in the Czech Liga standings, meaning that they will be with one eye on Saturday’s league match against Pribram.
Highlighted Team (Austria Vienna):
Austria Wien are an Austrian football club that was founded in March, 1911. Thirteen years later the Violets won their first Austrian Bundesliga title, finishing the season four points clear of fellow capital club First Vienna. Speaking of the club’s recent trophies, Austria Wien clinched their 24th domestic title in 2013, while lifting their 27th Austrian Cup trophy in 2009. The club’s bitterest rivals are Rapid Wien and the teams face each other in the Wien derby. Austria Wien are regarded as a middle-class club, while Rapid’s supporters mostly come from the city’s working class. Speaking of the club’s European success, the Violets participated in the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1978, losing to Anderlecht in the title game. Austria Wien welcome their rivals at Franz Horr Stadium, the venue that has been the home ground of the club since 1973. The stadium’s current capacity is 13 400. The club’s colours are violet and white, but they often play their away games in red kits.