Lille vs Sparta Prague
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 3 December 2020
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
Les Dogues are the toppers of the table, and have been the only team to hold on to an unbeaten record in the whole group. They have also scored the most number of goals of all the four teams, and have conceded the least as well. In short, they easily have been the undisputed best of Group H.
However, they have a lead of just one point over the second-placed AC Milan – who really have been reminding everyone of their glory days. And the Italians are pitted against the dead-last placed Celtic (who have already been eliminated).
Thus, Milan are expected to win, and this puts Christophe Galtier’s men under immense pressure. They have to win at any cost this Thursday, if they are adamant about staying at the top of the standings.
Considering their form, their dominant win in the reverse fixture, and the recent struggles of the Maroons, expect a winning performance from Lille.
Lille vs Sparta Prague Head-to-head (h2h)
- Les Dogues recorded a 1-4 win on the road in the reverse fixture, and that has been the sole encounter between the two teams so far. Thus, the French squad has a 100% winning record in h2h meetings.
- They also have a 100% winning record against other Czech Republic teams, and have scored three or more goals in all such match-ups.
- Vaclav Kotal’s men were winless in seven of their former nine encounters against other Ligue 1 teams.
Lille vs Sparta Prague: Prediction
Galtier’s men held AC Milan to a 1-1 draw the last match-day in the UEL, at home. In the meantime, the Maroons registered a 4-1 at home the past game week, against Celtic.
Going on, Les Dogues are from the Ligue 1 – one of the top-five leagues in Europe, while their opposite number are from a much weaker domestic competition.
Moreover, Galtier’s men were unbeaten in 18 of their previous 19 games, and they are on an unbeaten run at home since February. In fact, barring losses against Marseille and PSG, the team has remained invincible at home all through 2020.
They also have a perfect winning record in h2h encounters and against other Czech squads as well. They also have scored three or more goals in every single one of these match-ups.
On the other hand, their counterparts had lost four of their former seven fixtures, and they remained so in two of their preceding four games.
Taking these observations into account, expect a convincing win from Lille this Thursday.
Lille vs Sparta Prague: Betting Tips
To Win: Lille @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Lille @ 1.44 (4/9).