Sparta Prague vs Southampton
UEFA Europa League – Matchday 5
Date: Thursday, 24th November 2016,
Kick-Off at 18:05 UK
Venue: Generali Arena, Prague.
Southampton needs to pick more points than Hapoel to enable them qualify for the next phase of the competition. They will travel to Generali Arena to face Sparta Sparta Prague on Thursday night.
Sparta Prague needs a win or just a draw to progress to the next phase of the competition. They are the leaders in the group with 9 points, 2 points above their visitors and 5 points above third placed Hapoel. The good thing is, Sparta are unbeaten in their last 4 home games in Europe. They have also won the 2 home games played in this group stage by 2 goals margin.
On the other hand, Southampton have been poor on their recent away games in Europe. They have scored in only one of their last eight away games in Europe. They are also having a poor form in the league, having gone win-less in their last 4 game.
Sparta Prague vs Southampton: Head to Head Statistics
The match-day one fixture which favoured Southampton was their first ever meeting. Also that was Southampton’s first game against a Czech side. Sparta Prague have endured a poor run against English sides, they have lost 12 of their 19 games against English teams. They have won just 3 games against English teams and drawn 4.
At Prague, the numbers are still poor for Sparta Prague, they have won 2 drawn 2 and lost 5 games against English sides.
Sparta Prague vs Southampton: Prediction
Spartans have been strong on home soil in the past months, judging by this they should be able to get at least a point in this game. They have also conceded just once in their last 5 home games in all competitions, this may prompt a low scoring affair. However, injured Kadlec may be a little setback to them.
Sparta Prague vs Southampton: Betting Tips
Southampton to win at 2.15
Both teams to score (yes) at 1.95
Correct score prediction 1-2 at 9.00.