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    Championship Group
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    1SK Slavia Praha3469:1284
    2FC Viktoria Plzeň3464:2473
    3AC Sparta Praha3466:4059
    4FC Slovan Liberec3455:4751
    5FK Jablonec3447:5150
    6FC Baník Ostrava3446:4246
    Relegation Group
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    1SK Sigma Olomouc3339:4040
    2FK Teplice3337:5138
    3FC Fastav Zlín3330:5233
    4MFK Karviná3325:4627
    5Slezský FC Opava3317:5025
    61.FK Příbram3321:5525

    4 th round: Miroslav Koubek leads Plzeň in first game as coach

    The 4th round of the SYNOT liga throws up some intetersting matches. Sparta welcome arch rivals Baník Ostrava, Slavia take on Teplice and Bohemians face Jablonec at Ďoľíček. New Plzeň coach Koubek will be looking for a result against league newcomers Hradec Králové.

    4 th round: Miroslav Koubek leads Plzeň in first game as coach


    FC Slovan Liberec - FK Dukla Praha (Friday, 18:00)
    The first game of the 4th round kicks off with the duel between Liberec and Dukla Praha.  Liberec have not had a great start to the season.  Their defense has experienced significant problems since the departure of Radsolav Kovač and captain Jan Rajnoch needs to get the side to work together as a team.  Dukla will prove difficult oppositon with a reputation for an almost water-tight defence, which has seen goalkeeper Martin Chudý concede only one goal in three games.  Does Liberec have the key to unlock the Dukla defense?

    AC Sparta Praha - FC Baník Ostrava (Friday, 20:20)
    Clashes between Sparta and Baník have always been a magnet for fans and Friday’s match will be no different.  Sparta will want to make up for their disappointing performance against Malmö in the Champions League with three points against Baník.  If Baník can neutralise striker Lafata, they at least stand a chance of walking away with a draw.

     FK Mladá Boleslav - 1. FK Příbram (Saturday, 17:00)
    The match between Mladá Boleslav and Příbram will be particularly interesting for home keeper Aleš Hruška.  Having been captain of Příbram last season, he now faces Boleslav a rival.  At the beginning of the season, Boleslav would have started favourites but their disppointing results so far this season may open the door for Příbram.  Boleslav ccach Karel Jarolím will be looking for a better offensive performance from his side.

    FC Zbrojovka Brno - SK Dynamo České Budějovice (Saturday, 17:00)

    Newcomers to the league, České Budějovice come into the match on the back of their 4:0 thrashing by Plzeň last week.  They have a chance of restoring their pride against Brno, who have won only one of their last seven matches.  In their last meeting on 21st November,2009, Budějovice emerged 3:0 winners and hope to spring the same surprise on Saturday.

    1.FC Slovácko - FC Vysočina Jihlava (Saturday, 17:00)
    On paper, Slovácko are the favourites going into the match, having taken four points so far in the league this season.  In contrast, Jihlava have yet to notch up any points after three rounds.  After their defeat at the hands of Bohemians, coach Petr Rada was critical of the team including striker Haris Harba, who has failed to find the back of the net so far this season.  Can Jihlava break their goal fast against Slovácko, who start without the injured Libor Došek?

    Bohemians Praha 1905 - FK Baumit Jablonec (Saturday, 17:00)
    Saturday also sees Bohemians 1905 welcome Jablonec at Ďolíček.  The guests have some bold goals this season, having strengthened their side over the summer, but they have yet to prove themselves on the pitch.  Bohemians confidence is high after their win in Jihlava last week.  However, at home against Jablonec, Bohemians have not beaten Jablonec in the last eight matches in a row and lost the last four.

    FK Teplice - SK Slavia Praha (Saturday, 20:15)
    Fans will remember last season when Teplice put seven goals past their rivals Slavia, but this season the situation is somewhat different.  Under coach Miroslav Beránek, Slavia have collected full points this season and are level at the top of the table with Sparta.  Can Slavia continue their winning streak or will Teplice stop them in their tracks?

     FC Viktoria Plzeň - FC Hradec Králové (Sunday, 20:15)
    The final match of the round sees Viktoria Plzeň take on newcomers Hradec Králové.  This will be Plzeň’s first match under new coach Miroslav Koubek, who will want to prove a point.  Hradec have been lacking in attack and have yet to find the back of the net this season.  Plzeň are surely the favourites on paper and any other result than a win would be a surprise.


    PHOTO: ČTK