Barcelona Vs Plzeň LIVE Football Score 7 Sept 2022
PREDICTION AND WINNING ODDS
ABOUT THE MATCH
Barcelona is going head to head with Viktoria Plzeň starting on 7 Sept 2022 at 19:00 UTC at Spotify Camp Nou stadium, Barcelona city, Spain. The match is a part of the UEFA Champions League, Group C.
Barcelona will be aiming to get their Champions League Group C campaign off to the best possible start when they welcome Viktoria Plzen to Camp Nou on Wednesday night.
The Catalan outfit will enter the match off the back of a 3-0 win over Sevilla in La Liga on Saturday, while Plzen recorded a 1-0 victory over Slovan Liberec in Czech Liga in their last game.
Barcelona found it difficult in their opening match of the 2022-23 La Liga season, being held to a goalless draw by Rayo Vallecano, but they have been excellent in their last three matches, recording three victories, scoring 11 times in the process and conceding just once.
Xavi‘s side will now be bidding to begin their European campaign with a victory, and Group C is set to be a fascinating section, with Inter Milan and Bayern Munich also present alongside Barcelona and Plzen.
The Catalan outfit failed to make it through the group stage of last season’s Champions League, finishing third in Group E behind Bayern and Benfica, and it is now seven years since they last lifted the European Cup.
Barcelona were able to add a number of high-quality players to their squad over the summer despite their financial issues, including Robert Lewandowski, who has scored four times in his last two appearances, and the Poland international is certainly capable of firing the team to European success.
The matches against Plzen are likely to be crucial in this section, and Xavi’s team will be bidding to keep their run of wins going, as they prepare to take on Plzen, Cadiz, Bayern and Elche in their next four games ahead of the September international break.
Plzen are the reigning champions of the Czech First League, which saw them book their spot in the second qualifying round of the 2022-23 Champions League.
Michal Bilek‘s side have therefore already played six times in this season’s competition, beating HJK, Sheriff Tiraspol and Qarabag in order to secure their spot in the group stage of the tournament.
Plzen often line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation and that should again be the case for this match, with Jan Sykora, who scored against Slovan Liberec on Saturday, set to feature as the number 10.
Barcelona possible starting lineup:
Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, Christensen, Balde; De Jong, Busquets, Pedri; Raphinha, Lewandowski, F Torres
Viktoria Plzen possible starting lineup:
Stanek; Holik, Hejda, Pernica, Jemelka; Kalvach, Bucha; Kopic, Sykora, Mosquera; Chory