Manchester City v Viktoria Plzen : Champions League Match Preview

27 November 2013 10:41

UEFA Champions League action Wednesday Night comes from The Etihad Stadium featuring Manchester City versus Viktoria Plzen.

Manchester City can guarantee their place in the final 16 of the Champions League with at least a draw on Wednesday night when playing host against the group’s whipping boys Viktoria Plzen and after their complete destruction of Tottenham Hotspur 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium over the weekend the question many people will be asking is just how many will Manuel Pellegrini’s side score ?

Viktoria Plzen have already been eliminated from the tournament having lost all four of their opening group matches and although the pressure is off the side from the Czech Republic it really would come as a huge shock to see them getting anything from this game.

Manchester City v Viktoria Plzen Team News

Manchester City Team News:

The hosts will be without Captain Vincent Kompany as he continues recovery from a thigh problem, David Silva is also unavailable along with Jovetic as both players receive treatment for a calf problems. 4-2-3-1 will be the likely formation and could see Edin Dzeko leading the attack up front in place of a rested Sergio Aguero.

Striker Sergio Aguero is the clubs current top goalscorer this season having scored an impressive 17 times in all competitions.

Viktoria Plzen Team News:

The visitors will be without the services of David Limbersky as he recovers from illness but other than him manager Pavel Vrba has an otherwise full squad to choose his lineup from. 4-2-3-1 will be the likely formation which will see Stanislav Tecl leading the attack up front with support from midfield being provided by Horava and Horvath.

Striker, Stanislav Tecl is the clubs current top goalscorer so far this season having scored 8 times in all competitions.

Manchester City v Viktoria Plzen Head to Head Statistics

Wednesday night’s meeting at the Etihad Stadium will become just the second meeting between the two clubs. The only other game having been won by Manchester City 3-0 at the Doosan Arena over in the Czech Republic towards the end of September.

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

3 goals have been scored in the previous game, which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 3.00 which suggests that this game should see at least a few goals scored on Wednesday night.

Manchester City v Viktoria Plzen Recent Form (Left to Right)

Manchester City: W W W L W

Viktoria Plzen: W L W W W

Nothing between the two clubs on the recent form statistics with each side heading into this game having won 4 and lost 1 of their previous 5 matches played.


Source: DSG