Barcelona vs. Viktoria Plzen Pick & Prediction NOV 1st 2022

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Viktoria Plzen vs Barcelona: they want to recover the honor

The last day of the group stage of the Champions League arrives and the surprises left many teams that were emerging as favorites to advance to the round of 16 without a chance. In effect, this situation applies to Group C in which Viktoria Plzen and Barcelona will play the last match with no chance of continuing in the most important club tournament in Europe.

On the one hand, VIK could not break with the sports predictions that gave it as a favorite to be eliminated from the Group of Death that it had to share with Bayern Munich, Inter and Barcelona. In fact, Michal Bílek's team have not scored any points so far and they need to give their fans a joy at home to close their participation in the best way.

For its part, Barcelona does not stop adding disappointments and Xavi Hernández is in the eye of the storm. For the second consecutive season, the Culé team will have to settle for playing in the Europa League, although a further loss in their visit to Viktoria Plzen would be a footballing catastrophe considering that they face the weakest team in the group.

Last Viktoria Plzen matches

Michal Bílek knew very well that the pairing had been too hostile for an institution that is not used to football friction with powers like Barcelona, Inter or Bayern Munich. However, hope is the last thing to be lost and sporting blows are a common currency in all competitions.

Viktoria Plzen does not have a large budget and most of its players are far from the front pages of sports portals. Indeed, the difference in hierarchy was notorious and VIK did not even manage to score points in 5 days at stake.

Bílek's team will finish last in the Group C standings taking into account that they won 5 consecutive losses, converting just 3 goals in favor and conceding 20 goals, being one of the most defeated hurdles in the Champions League as sports forecasts had anticipated. .

In her debut, Viktoria Plzen was thrashed 5-1 at the Camp Nou. Subsequently, they lost 0-2 at home against Inter, were thrashed 5-0 against Bayern Munich, were again thrashed 2-4 by the Teutons and were thrashed on the last day after a 4-0 against Inter in San Ciro.

Last Barcelona matches

The Culé team has not been able to get out of the football debacle that it has been going through since the departure of Lionel Messi. It is that the Blaugrana institution knew how to earn the respect of the whole world based on a total and showy football whose foundation had Pep Guardiola as its standard.

However, the present of Barcelona is the antithesis of the past winner and for the second consecutive year the Culé team was once again eliminated in the group stage of the Champions League contrary to what was anticipated by sports betting .

All eyes fell on Xavi Hernández, coach of the first team, who failed to get the most out of a squad with a good hierarchy and who added important players such as Robert Lewandowski.

Despite this, Barcelona never came close to advancing to the round of 16 and was eliminated prematurely. It is true that his place in the Europa League has already been secured, although this tournament does not have the same prestige as the Champions League, so fans are more disappointed than ever.

So far, Barcelona has only garnered 4 points in 5 games played with a win, a draw and three losses. To make matters worse, the Culé team scored 8 goals in favor and received ten goals, reflecting countless defensive weaknesses that until now were impossible to correct.

In their debut, Barcelona thrashed Viktoria Plzen 5-1, lost 2-0 against Bayern Munich, lost 1-0 to Inter at San Ciro, drew 3-3 against NeriAzzurri at Camp Nou and closed the last day with a 0 -3 adverse at home versus Bayern Munich in a logical result for sports betting .

It is worth noting that, given the premature elimination in the Champions League, now Barcelona will have to settle for advancing in the Europa League and conquering La Liga, where it remains at the top.

Background between both

Viktoria Plzen and Barcelona played 3 matches in the Champions League with all triumphs for the Culé team. Also, at the Doosan Arena they met only once with a 0-4 away win for Barcelona when they shared Group D in the 2011-2012 season in a more than interesting fact for the Champions League predictions .

The magnifying glass on…

Adam Vikanova, Jan Sykora and Jan Kliment are Viktoria Plzen's top scorers with one goal each in the tournament.

The magnifying glass on…

Barcelona has players of hierarchy in all its lines and Robert Lewandowski is the favorite of the Champions League forecasts to convert next Tuesday. Indeed, the Polish striker converted five goals in the tournament, while Kessié, Dembelé and Ferrán Torres each scored one goal in the tournament.

Sports bets

The main bookmakers agree on the favoritism of the Culé team to keep the three points as a visitor. Indeed, the away victory of Barcelona offers a price of 1.25, placing the tie at 5.75 and the local victory of Viktoria Plzen at 11.00.

If both teams convert, the sum to be received will be 1.90, while the favorite marker is 0-2 in favor of Barcelona whose odds are 7.50. Likewise, an interesting combination is Barcelona 0-1 at halftime and 0-3 final result whose total sum is 16.00.

Finally, if Lewandowski opens or closes the scoring, the fee to be received will be 3.25, while Depay's goal at any time offers 3.40.

Schedules and television

Argentina: Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Star+.

Brazil: 5:00 p.m. HBOMax.

Colombia: 3:00 p.m. Star+.

Mexico: 3:00 p.m. HBOMax.

United States: 4:00 p.m. Paramount+ and VIX+.

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