Plzen v Manchester City Odds : Home side could be the value in Champions League tie in Czech Republic

Up to date Plzen v Manchester City odds as Manuel Pellegrini and his Man City side travel to the Czech Republic in their opening Champions League clash.

Vincent Kompany is poised to make his comeback for Manchester City in their Champions League clash with Plzen.

The influential defender has not played since suffering a groin injury in the opening game of the season however he has proved his fitness and has travelled with the squad.

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The Belgian star will undergo a fitness test on the day of the game with Manuel Pellegrini, who is already without three other defenders, hopeful he can include his skipper in his starting XI, although the Chilean has said he won’t take any chances with the 27 year old.

“Vincent has worked with us normally for the last two days,” Pellegrini said at a pre-match press conference at the Doosan Arena.

“We will see if he is 100 per cent. If he is, of course he will play. We will talk with the doctor and decide.

“I think he will be 100 per cent, but if he is not he will not play.

“We have a very important match but we have other players if any are not 100 per cent.”

Pellegrini is without Micah Richards (hamstring), Martin Demichelis (knee) and Gael Clichy while playmaker David Silva (thigh) is also out.

Despite their status as one of the tournaments favourites City have struggled in the group stages in recent seasons and they face a tricky trip to the Czech Republic against a Plzeň side that won all six games in UEFA Champions League qualifying games.

In central defender Marián Čišovský they possess one of the stars of the qualification phase and City will be way of the veteran defender’s goal scoring abilities.

The 33 year old Slovakian, who has missed the last three games through injury, scored five goals across the three rounds to finish as top scorer of the qualification phase alongside FC Zenit’s Roman Shirokov and the club will be hoping that he is fit to play.

The Czech side are currently second in the table and unbeaten in their opening 8 games of the season, winning 6 and drawing 2, however they will head into the game somewhat downbeat after surrendering top spot at the weekend to Sparta Prague following a 1-1 draw with Slovan Liberec.

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.

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