Sparta Prague vs Celtic
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Generali Ceska pojistovna Arena.
AC Milan surely will secure one of the two spots by the end of the group stages, and that leaves a single slot open for the likes of the Maroons, the Hoops and Lille. And of these three, Lille are at the top of the table with an unbeaten record so far, and are in a very promising position.
That makes this upcoming encounter a supremely important one. Both Neil Lennon’s men, as well as Vaclav Kotal’s men need to post the three points on the board this Thursday, if they have to have any hope left to qualify for the knockouts.
However, the Scottish contingent are the worst team in the group, and are yet to win a fixture in the competition. They have also conceded the most number of goals, and have scored the least as well.
On top of that, they also have a 100% losing record in h2h encounters against this opponent, and have a 100% losing record in h2h clashes against other teams from Czech Republic.
Likely, expect Sparta Praha to deliver a victory at the Generali Ceska pojistovna Arena.
Sparta Prague vs Celtic Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture ended in a 1-4 win for the Maroons, on the road. Note that this time around, they are at home. This fixture also was the sole official h2h meeting so far between these teams.
- Lennon’s men have lost every single game against other Scottish teams as well.
- They have failed to score in four of the past six such match-ups, and conceded two or more goals in three of the previous six such fixtures.
Sparta Prague vs Celtic: Prediction
The Hoops lost 1-4 at home the last match-day in the tournament, and the encounter was against this same opponent. And this time, at their own home, Kotal’s men will be even better, and would easily be able to avoid a loss at the very least.
Going on, the Maroons had won six of their last ten overall match-ups, and 16 of their preceding 23 appearances at home as well. In the process, they had scored two or more goals in seven of their last ten overall games, and have not failed to score at home in their past 24 straight fixtures.
Lennon’s men, who were winless in six of their preceding eight matches, will easily be expected to underperform this Thursday.
As such, the logical choice would be to back Sparta Praha.
Sparta Prague vs Celtic: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Sparta Praha or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Sparta Praha to Win Either Half @ 1.70 (7/10).