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Barcelona will kick off its latest Champions League journey by hosting the Czech club Viktoria Plzen in a Group C fixture.
Barcelona had a disappointing outing the previous season of the Champions League, crashing out at the group stages for the first time in close to 2 decades. However, Xavi has made a lot of improvement in his squad since that time, bringing in a host of new players. The biggest name among them has no doubt been Robert Lewandowski, who has already made a mark in the domestic league. After a draw in the opener against Rayo Vallecano, Barca has won each of its last 3 outings, including a 3-0 win over Sevilla on Sunday.
Viktoria Plzen will be playing in the Champions League for the first time since the 2018-19 season. They finished at the top of the Czech First League in the previous season and made it to the second qualifying round. Viktoria went on to beat HJK, Sheriff Tiraspol, and Qarabag to make it to the group stage. Locked in with Bayern, Barcelona, and Inter Milan, Viktoria faces one of the most daunting groups this season and will have to come up with some remarkable football to advance into the next round.
Match prediction and football betting tips for F. C. Barcelona vs F. C. Viktoria Plzen Champions League 2022-23. The match is going to be played at Camp Nou, Barcelona, on 7th September 2022.
This being the easiest fixture for Barcelona before the international break, Xavi is likely to rest a couple of players in this game. Ousmane Dembele, Gavi, Ansu Fati, and Eric Garcia may find themselves on the bench, while Andreas Christensen and Frenkie de Jong could get some game time.
Plzen will continue missing Petr Pejsa, who is suffering from a knee injury but has an otherwise healthy squad to choose from. Michal Bilek is likely to start with a 4-2-3-1 formation in this game.
Given Barcelona’s recent good run, they should find no problem in collecting maximum points from this game.
Bet on Barcelona to win.
5 of the last 6 games for Barcelona, including friendlies and other competitions, have seen a score of more than 2.5. The average aggregate score in the 4 Champions League games played by Plzen against Spanish teams has been more than 3. We are therefore backing a score of more than 2.5 for this game.
Lewandowski has already scored 4 goals in La Liga, including 2 braces. He scored 13 goals in the previous Champions League, and he will be looking to better that tally. His move to Barcelona seems to have gone smoothly and he is as potent as ever in front of goal.