Rostov vs Sparta Prague
UEFA Europa League – Round of 32, 1st leg
Date: Thursday, 16th February 2017
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Olimp-2, Rostov-on-Don.
Rostov will prepare for their first game against a Czech team as they welcome Sparta Prague to Olimp-2 on Thursday night.
Rostov are playing in the spring phase of any European competition for the first time as they have never gotten to this stage. They are on their longest European campaign so far as they are playing their 11th European game this season. They will hope to make a good impression for the fans in this game.
Sparta Prague will be hoping to avoid a first Leg defeat in Russia, they haven’t been good on European away games this season. Iron Sparta have lost 3 away games this season, they have won once and drawn once. They have also scored just twice in the 5 games they have played on the road this season which is very poor. They will be hoping to end the poor away form in this game.
Rostov vs Sparta Prague: Head to Head Statistics
- Rostov and Sparta Prague are meeting themselves for the first time ever, they have not played against each other in any competition.
- This is also Rostov’s first game against a Czech Republic Club.
- Sparta have been involved in 13 previous actions against Russian teams, they have won and drawn 4 games, while they have been defeated 5 times.
- Sparta Prague have won just once in their 6 trips to Russia, managed 3 draws and lost twice.
Rostov vs Sparta Prague: Prediction
Rostov entered this stage of the competition having lost out on the Champions’ League group stage. They have only lost a home game in the Europe this season which was a 0-1 defeat to Atletico Madrid. Rostov’s last European home game was a win against Bayern Munich.
We are expecting them to put up a good performance in this game, as we see Rostov as the winners of this first leg.
Rostov vs Sparta Prague: Bet Tips
Rostov to win at 10/11 (1.91)
Under 2.5 goals at 3/5 (1.60).