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Thursday’s Europa League fixture list brings us Sparta Prague fighting it out with Real Betis.
View all Sparta Prague v Real Betis tips, stats and our pre-match poll below - along with the latest match odds.
Sparta Prague, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 2-0 First League success against Tescoma Zlín.
In their prior six fixtures, Brian Priske's Sparta Prague have managed to score 7 times resulting in an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.17.
Real Betis will come into the clash following on from a 1-0 La Liga win over UD Las Palmas in their last match.
In that game, Real Betis had 39% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer for Real Betis was Willian José (19'). For their opponents, Las Palmas got 15 shots on goal with 4 on target.
Over the course of their previous six outings, Real Betis have helped themselves to a total of 22 goals. Real Betis have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. Over that period, they’ve had 4 goals scored by their opponents. Putting that to one side, we must now wait to see whether that trend might persist in this upcoming match.
Head to head
The last league meeting featuring these sides was Europa League match day 2 on 05/10/2023 when it ended Real Betis 2-1 Sparta Prague.
On that occasion, Real Betis had 46% possession and 17 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorers were Assane Diao (9') and Isco (79').
At the other end, Sparta Prague had 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Veljko Birmančević (3') was the scorer.
The referee was Duje Strukan.
Team News: Sparta Prague
The Sparta Prague manager Brian Priske will be thankful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match thanks to a fully healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Real Betis
Real Betis boss Manuel Pellegrini has a number of players out of action. Youssouf Sabaly (Muscle injury), Nabil Fekir (Knee injury) and Marc Bartra (Achilles tendon surgery) are not able to play. The suspended players who are serving a ban for this game are Chadi Riad and Sokratis Papastathopoulos.
Real Betis and Sparta Prague might both not be able to do quite enough to get on the scoresheet here.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. We’re therefore tipping a close game with a 0-0 scoreline at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Epet Arena (18,887)
Captain: Ladislav Krejčí
Chairman: Daniel Křetínský
Manager: Brian Priske
Competitions: First League position 1, Europa League (Group C), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Man: Jan Kuchta
Generally played in the Striker position, Jan Kuchta was born in Czech Republic. Having made his senior debut playing for Slavia Prague in the 2015 - 2016 season, the talented Forward has managed to score 5 league goals in the First League 2023 - 2024 campaign so far in 13 appearances.