UEFA Champions League Preview: Bayern Munich-Viktoria Plzen
The current Champions League trophy holders started the season right where they left off, and they will look to secure their place in the next round at the Allianz Arena this Tuesday.
Bayern Munich will host Viktoria Plzen in a thrilling encounter where the Germans are massive favorites to take the three points. They already defeated the Czech side, winning the previous game by an expressive 5-0 score while playing away from home.
Bayern has all the tools to come away with a win as they have several key players at each position, but the most important one for the team is French winger Franck Ribery. ‘Scarface’ is considered one of the best in the world in his position, and the chemistry he has with Arjen Robben on the other flank make Bayern a very dangerous team on the attack. Ribery has enjoyed a great start to the season and he’ll look to keep it going against a Czech side that shouldn’t be much of a threat.
Viktoria Plzen will probably park the bus in front of their goal as the main strategy. They will look to avoid another lopsided defeat like the one suffered a few weeks ago and for that to happen, their goalkeeper Matus Kozacik needs to be at his best. He will be constantly attacked and if he’s able to have a good game, Bayern’s chances will decrease as the clock advances.
Prediction: Bayern Munich 4-0 Viktoria Plzen
The Bundesliga champions will be too much for Viktoria Plzen. They will start attacking from the first minute and should be able to break the deadlock in the first half, meaning they will have more and more spaces as the game advances. They will end up dominating from start to finish on their way to another convincing win.