The UEFA Champions League is back in action with another round of fixtures. Viktoria Plzen opposes Barcelona at the Camp Nou Wednesday. Live-bet on the UCL action by using our sportsbook.
Check the latest UEFA Champions League picks, stats, injury reports and UEFA Champions League odds for Barcelona vs Viktoria Plzen. There are plenty of UEFA Champions League predictions for you to consider.
Amazing Barcelona transfer window
Barcelona are hoping to put last season’s Champions League misery away, beginning their new campaign against underdog Viktoria Plzen. Given their brilliant transfer window, expectations are high at Camp Nou. Barcelona have hugely improved since the arrival of Xavi, and it’s now clear that the Catalans are fighting for both the domestic title and Champions League trophy.
Robert Lewandowski arrived from Bayern Munich, that after 344 goals scored for the Bavarian giants. He is already leading La Liga’s top scorers’ chart, with five goals in four domestic league games. One of the best strikers in the world, he will definitely be on Wednesday;s scoresheet against Plzen, either through goal or assist.
They also signed Raphinha (Leeds United) for $59m, Franck Kessie (AC Milan) and Jules Kounde (Sevilla). Barca are looking strong on paper, and on the pitch. It’s been impressive thus far this season. They were placed into a tough group-Bayern Munich, Inter and Plzen-but they look more than ready to qualify further in the competition.
World-class trio of Robert Lewandowski, Rafinha and Ousmane Dembele leading the way, there’s no reason Barcelona shouldn’ net least four on their own Wednesday. We will include them in our soccer picks and parlays. Gavi might be given a rest in midfield, with Frenkie de Jong potentially coming in to start. Ansu Fati is getting closer to starting for Barcelona, but the club is still being careful with the youngster due to recent injury issues.
Viktoria not ready here
The reigning champs of the Czech First League, Viktoria Plzen are sitting second now, 16 points in six domestic fixtures. They have won their previous four UCL qualifiers. We don’t expect them to earn any points in this group, as the quality difference is huge.
Viktoria’s terribly inexperienced in these sorts of fixtures, overwhelming underdogs in this group. If you’re betting online in their games, go fade them. It may be the toughest draw in town, but the Czech outfit should be excited by the prospect of playing against Lewandowski, Mane and Martinez.
Petr Pejsa is a long-term absentee due to a serious knee injury, but the visitors are otherwise in good shape ahead of this contest at Camp Nou. They will definitely have a defensive approach, trying not to concede goals. It will be a mistake to play on the front foot against Barcelona, because that might result in a rout.
Barcelona vs Viktoria Plzen Head-to-Head
Barcelona have a predictably flawless record against Victoria Plzen. The two teams met back in 2011 in the Champions League group phase, when Barcelona scored six goals in the two fixtures without conceding any. Also, Leo Messi scored a hat-trick. Plzen knocked off last season ’s Cinderella story, Sheriff Tiraspol, in the Champions League qualifying round.
Barcelona vs Viktoria Plzen Match Information
- Game: Barcelona (0-0-0) vs Viktoria Plzen (0-0-0)
- Location: Camp Nou (Barcelona)
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Sept. 7th, 3:00 p.m. ET
- Barcelona vs Viktoria Plzen: fubo.tv
Barcelona vs Viktoria Plzen Betting Lines
Barcelona vs Viktoria Plzen Prediction
The Catalans enter this clash as heavy favorites, priced at -1400 on the three-way moneyline, according to the latest soccer odds. The goal line is set at four.
This will be a blowout, and we could see Xavi rotating his squad in the second half. They’re simply well above this rival and played better in recent matches. Robert Lewandowski is excelling, and the team just completed a move to acquire Marcos Alonso (Chelsea). Plzen doesn’t threaten Barcelona’s back line, while failing to keep them at bay. Expect an easy win at home, Barcelona also covering the spread.