Hapoel Beer Sheva vs Sparta Prague
UEFA Europa League – Group K
Date: Thursday, 20th October, 2016
Kick-off: 18:00 UK.
Venue: Turner Stadium, Beersheba.
Hapoel Be’er Sheva will aim to go top of the group K table when they welcome Sparta Prague at Turner Stadium on Thursday.
The Israeli side will come into this game from a 5-0 win against Maccabi Petah on Saturday. They are currently second in group F, they have 4 points to their name after 2 games. Hapoel are on same point as Southampton in the first spot, but they are behind on goal difference having scored 2 goals and conceded none. A win in this game will take them up in the table should Southampton slip.
Meanwhile, Sparta Praha are third in the group F table, they have only 3 points after 2 games. They have won a game and drawn one in their first 2 opening games of the Europa League. They will enter this game from a 3-0 win over Vysocina Jihlava over the weekend. A win in this game will take them ahead of Hapoel in the group table.
Hapoel Beer Sheva vs Sparta Prague: Head to Head Statistics
- Both teams have never played against each other in any UEFA competitions.
- Hapoel Be’er Sheva will be playing against a Czech for the first time.
- Sparta Praha have played two games against an Israeli side before, they have won once and drawn once.
- Sparta Praha have drawn their only game played on Israeli soil as the game ended 1-1.
Hapoel Beer Sheva vs Sparta Prague: Prediction
It will be hard to point out clear favourites in this game, and the game could go either way. Sparta Praha will be looking to end their away game misery, as they have failed to win their last 4 European away games. Also, they have failed to score in their last 3 European games.
Be’er Sheva are among the Europa group stage debutants, however they have created a good impression. They are among the three teams that are yet to concede in the Europa group stage so far this season. Be’er Sheva will aim to keep maintain their unbeaten record and also hope for another clean sheet.
Hapoel Beer Sheva vs Sparta Prague: Betting Tips
Hapoel Beer Sheva to keep a clean sheet at 7/4 (2.75)
Under 2.5 goals at 6/7 (1.85).