Sparta Prague vs Inter Milan
UEFA Europa League – Group Stage
Date: Thursday, 29th September, 2016,
Kick-Off at 18:05 UK
Venue: Generali Arena, Prague.
Sparta Prague will welcome Inter Milan at the Generali Arena on Thursday evening as the two teams seek for their first win in the UEFA Europa League Group Stage.
Sparta Prague lost woefully in their first game of the group stage, they were beaten 3-0 at England against Southampton. Austin’s brace in the 5th and 27th minute put them 2-0 down in the first half, while J. Rodriguez made it 3-0 in the 90th minute.
The Spartans have been in a poor form recently, the 3-0 defeat at England ended their unbeaten run and switched them into winless streak. They will come into this game from a 2-0 defeat against Slavia Prague. They held in the first of the game, but slipped in the second half as M. Mesanovic’s goal put them a goal down, J. Zmrhal extended the in the 78th minute making it 2-0. They now hope to get back to winning ways in this game.
Inter lost their first game of the stage like their host, they lost 0-2 at home to Israeli side Hapoel Be’er Sheva. Goals from Miguel Victor and M. Buzgalo in the 54th and 69th minute were enough to break the heart of the Italians.
Inter have since gone back to good form after the Europa League first game defeat, they are currently unbeaten. They will enter this game from a 1-1 home draw against Bologna as M. Destro and I. Perisic scored a goal apiece for each side. Inter now hopes for a win in this fixture to continue their unbeaten form.
Sparta Prague: Team News
Mario Holek and Lukas Vacha are yet to be confirmed fit for this fixture
Inter Milan: Team News
Marco Andreolli and Joao Mario will miss the game through injury, also Jeison Murillo is yet to be confirmed fit for the game.
Sparta Prague vs Inter Milan: Head to Head Statistics
The two teams in question have never played against each other in the past, this will be their first meeting.
Sparta Prague vs Inter Milan: Prediction
Sparta Prague are currently on a poor form; they are winless in their last 4 games. They have drawn 2 and lost 2. Also, they have conceded at least 2 goals in 3 of their last 4 games. They have scored just once in their last 3 games.
Inter have been in better shape than their host recently, they are unbeaten in their last 3 games with 2 wins and a draw. However, it might interest you that inter have been on a 3-game away losing streak in European games. Also, they have failed to win in their last 4 away games in European competitions.
I expect the visitors to get at least a point in this game, also I’m expecting a low scoring outcome.
Sparta Prague vs Inter Milan: Tips
- Inter win or draw
- Under 2.5 goals