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Sheriff vs Viktoria Plzeň betting tips: Champions League Third Qualifying Round First Leg preview, predictions and odds

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FC Sheriff Tiraspol to draw 1-1 with Viktoria Plzeň- 9/2!

FC Sheriff Tiraspol have only lost two of their last 12 European home games, winning nine, these defeats coming against Real Madrid and Inter.


At 9/2, a £10 bet would return £55!

FC Sheriff Tiraspol vs Viktoria Plzeň

August 02, 2022

6:00 pm GMT+1

Match preview

Will FC Sheriff Tiraspol remain on track to reach the Champions League group stages for a second successive season?

Last season, they became the first Moldovan club to reach the Champions League proper, winning four qualification ties to get there.

The Yellow-Blacks then grabbed global attention by beating Bernabéu, so are desperate to return to the biggest stage.

This time round, despite having come through two rounds of qualification, Stjepan Tomas’ team have been far from convincing.

Sheriff have overcome HŠK Zrinjski Mostar and then Maribor, both times drawing 0-0 on the road before a narrow 1-0 victory in Chișinău.

This time facing the first leg at their temporary home Zimbru Stadium, will Sheriff make a winning start?

Viktoria Plzeň meanwhile will come into this one hopeful of leaving with a positive result.

The Czech champions demolished HJK 7-2 on aggregate in the previous round, winning 2-1 in Helsinki and then 5-0 at home.

Luděk Pernica, Jan Sýkora, Lukáš Hejda and Jan Kliment all on target at haha last Tuesday.

So, Michal Bílek’s team come into this clash with plenty of momentum.

Viktoria Plzeň have previously appeared in seven UEFA group stages, although the last of those was in 2018.

Regardless of what happens, this sequence is guaranteed to end.

Will either side claim a first leg lead?

Ben Gray

Ben Gray

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