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The First League fixture at Generali Arena on Saturday sees home side Sparta Prague play Baumit Jablonec.
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Sparta Prague will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 1-3 First League success over FK Příbram.
For Sparta Prague, the goalscorers were Lukáš Juliš (23'), Ladislav Krejčí (45') and Ladislav Krejčí II (69'). Stanislav Vávra (28') was the scorer for FK Příbram.
Fixtures involving Sparta Prague have proved to be engaging affairs lately with high scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past six clashes alone, the sum total of 23 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 18 of these being chalked up by Železná Sparta. Regardless, it remains to be seen whether that trend might be sustained in this game.
Their previous form shows that Sparta Prague:
- haven't lost in the league to Baumit Jablonec in their last 6 games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 league matches at home.
Baumit Jablonec will come into the clash after a 4-1 First League win in the defeat of Slezský FC Opava in their last outing.
For Baumit Jablonec, the goals were scored by Tomáš Hübschman (37'), Ivan Schranz (73') and Jakub Považanec (90'). Joss Didiba (3' Own goal) and Bartosz Pikul (42') scored for Slezský FC Opava.
Illustrating their involvement in fruitful matches, the back of the net has been hit 20 times in the previous six games in which Baumit Jablonec have sent out their troops, making it a mean average of 3.33 goals for each fixture. Their opponents have managed 9 of this grand total.
Looking at their past form shows that Baumit Jablonec:
- have not beaten Sparta Prague when they've played them away from home in the last 13 league games. A shocking away run it has been.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head results going back to 29/07/2018 reveals that these fixtures have ended in disappointment for Baumit Jablonec. They’ve not been able to get themselves any victories whatsoever whereas Sparta Prague have dominated them, getting wins in 67 per cent of those games played.
An aggregate of 14 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 11 from Železná Sparta and 3 coming from Jablonec. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
Team News: Sparta Prague
Andreas Vindheim (Muscular problems), David Hancko (Knee Injury) and Lukas Stetina (Knee Injury) are not available for Sparta Praha manager Václav Kotal.
Team News: Baumit Jablonec
Owing to a completely injury-free group available to choose from, Baumit Jablonec manager Petr Rada has no fitness worries to report ahead of this clash.
We feel that Baumit Jablonec have it in them to score a goal against this Sparta Prague outfit, although that is unlikely to be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re predicting both teams to score in a 2-1 victory for Sparta Prague after the 90. Definitely a tough call.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Generali Arena (18,887)
Captain: Bořek Dočkal
Chairman: Daniel Křetínský
Manager: Václav Kotal
Competitions: First League position 1
⭐ Star Player: Lukáš Juliš
Customarily taking up the Striker position, Lukáš Juliš was born in Chrudim, Czech Republic. Having made a first senior appearance for Sparta Praha in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed 5 league goals in the First League 2020 - 2021 season to date in 5 appearances.