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Rangers vs Sparta Prague betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds

Rangers vs Sparta Prague betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds
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Rangers vs Sparta Prague betting tips

This article covers Rangers vs Sparta Prague betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

Rangers 17/20

Draw 13/5

Sparta Prague 16/5

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Rangers vs Sparta Prague: Match details

Match: Rangers vs Sparta Prague

Competition: UEFA Europa League Group A matchday 5

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Kick-off time: 8:00 pm, (UK)

Stadium: Ibrox

Betting prediction: Rangers 2-1 Sparta Prague

Rangers vs Sparta Prague betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds

UEFA Europa League Group A table after matchday 4. (@EuropaLeague on Twitter, 15 November 2021).

Rangers vs Sparta Prague: Recommended bets

Both teams to score is 4/5.

Sparta Prague to score the first goal of the game is 13/8.

Fashion Sakala is 15/4 to break the deadlock and 6/5 to net in 90 minutes.

Matěj Pulkrab is 15/2 to score first and 5/2 to net anytime.

Rangers vs Sparta Prague: What are the betting odds?

Rangers vs Sparta Prague – recent form and head to head statistics

Glasgow Rangers vs Sparta Prague form
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Hibernian FC vs Glasgow Rangers - 0:1
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Livingston FC vs Glasgow Rangers - 1:3
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Glasgow Rangers vs Sparta Prague - 2:0
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Glasgow Rangers vs Hibernian FC - 1:3
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Glasgow Rangers vs Ross County FC - 4:2
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Sparta Prague vs FC Slovan Liberec - 2:1
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Glasgow Rangers vs Sparta Prague - 2:0
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1. FC Slovacko Uherske Hradiste vs Sparta Prague - 4:0
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Sparta Prague vs FK Teplice - 4:2
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Olympique Lyon vs Sparta Prague - 3:0
Last 5 games for Glasgow Rangers
December 1, 2021 Premiership 21/22 Hibernian FC 0  - 1 Glasgow Rangers
November 28, 2021 Premiership 21/22 Livingston FC 1  - 3 Glasgow Rangers
November 25, 2021 UEFA Europa League 21/22 Glasgow Rangers 2  - 0 Sparta Prague
November 21, 2021 League Cup 2021 Glasgow Rangers 1  - 3 Hibernian FC
November 7, 2021 Premiership 21/22 Glasgow Rangers 4  - 2 Ross County FC
Last 5 games for Sparta Prague
November 28, 2021 1. Liga 21/22 Sparta Prague 2  - 1 FC Slovan Liberec
November 25, 2021 UEFA Europa League 21/22 Glasgow Rangers 2  - 0 Sparta Prague
November 21, 2021 1. Liga 21/22 1. FC Slovacko Uherske Hradiste 4  - 0 Sparta Prague
November 7, 2021 1. Liga 21/22 Sparta Prague 4  - 2 FK Teplice
November 4, 2021 UEFA Europa League 21/22 Olympique Lyon 3  - 0 Sparta Prague
Glasgow Rangers vs Sparta Prague UEFA Europa League 21/22 form
Glasgow Rangers Sparta Prague
7 Matches played 5
3 Matches won 1
53 Goal attempts 54
20 Shots on goal 19
22 Shots off goal 21
19 Corner kicks 20
37% Average ball possession 44%
11 Shots blocked 14
11 Cards given 8
49 Free kicks 68
10 Offsides 5
3 Shots on post 2
2 Shots on bar 1
3 Goals by foot 3
2 Goals by head 1
6 Goals scored 4
4 Goals conceded 9
Glasgow Rangers vs Sparta Prague statistics for most recent head to head matches
Glasgow Rangers Sparta Prague
2 Matches 2
1 Home Matches 1
1 Away Matches 1
2 Total Goals 1
1 Average Goals Scored 0.5
1 Wins 1
1 Losses 1
0 Draws 0
Last 5 games & match results between Glasgow Rangers and Sparta Prague
November 25, 2021 UEFA Europa League 21/22 Glasgow Rangers 2  - 0 Sparta Prague
September 30, 2021 UEFA Europa League 21/22 Sparta Prague 1  - 0 Glasgow Rangers

Rangers vs Sparta Prague: Match preview

Rangers vs Sparta Prague betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds

MOTHERWELL, SCOTLAND – OCTOBER 30: Fashion Sakala of Rangers celebrates with team mate Afredo Morelos after scoring his team’s second goal during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Motherwell FC and Rangers FC at on October 30, 2021 in Motherwell, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Giovanni van Bronckhorst era officially begins at Rangers.

Although, he doesn’t take over a happy dressing room, despite the club’s current position both in the Premiership and in Europe.

On Sunday, van Bronckhorst witness his new team for the first time, sat in the hospitality area of Hampden Park.

However, he would not have been impressed because, just 38 minutes into this League Cup semi-final with Hibs, they were 3-0 down.

Scott Arfield did pull one back before half time but the Gers could not find another breakthrough and slumped out of the competition.

After the game, stalwart centre-back Connor Goldson said the players ‘had lost the hunger’ and that’ll be deeply concerning for the new manager.

Well, if that is the case, they’ll need to refind it very quickly as this is a hugely important game.

The Light Blues’ start to this Europa League group phase could hardly have been any worse, losing 2-0 to Olympique Lyonnais and 1-0 in Prague.

But, they belatedly got off the mark on matchday three with Leon Balogun and then Kemar Roofe scoring in a 2-0 home win over Brøndby.

However, a fortnight later, they faltered again, this time only drawing with the Danish champions on the road.

Balogun put Brøndby ahead with an own goal in first half stoppage time before Ianis Hagi’s low shot restored parity.

But, failure to win on both matchday three and four could prove costly.

So, as it stands in Group A, Lyon have advanced as group winners given that they already have 12 points out of 12.

Below though, Sparta and Rangers are both on four while Brøndby have two; it is all to play for.

For Rangers, if they win this one, a point at Parc Olympique Lyonnais on matchday six will see them advance to the preliminary knockout round.

Third does of course secure UEFA Europa Conference League football but they will not be thinking about dropping into the third-tier competition, just yet anyway.

It certainly isn’t all doom and gloom for van Bronckhorst.

The Dutchman takes over a side four points clear at the top of the Premiership and with their Europa League destiny firmly in their own hands.

But, if they play like they did on Sunday, Rangers will not be going any further in this competition.

Can the new manager get off to an all-important winning start at Ibrox?

Will Sparta add to Rangers’ misery?

Rangers vs Sparta Prague betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds

Sparta Prague’s Lukáš Juliš (centre) with the match day ball as he celebrates with team-mates after the final whistle during the UEFA Europa League Group H match at Celtic Park, Celtic. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)

Sparta Prague though will see this as a great opportunity to wrap up second spot and a win would do just that, unless Brøndby beat Lyon.

The Maroons’ only win in this competition, so far, came in the reverse fixture.

Dávid Hancko scrambling home the game’s only goal at Generali Česká pojišťovna Arena.

Aside from that, Pavel Vrba’s side have drawn 0-0 in Denmark before back-to-back loses to Lyon, 4-3 at home and 3-0 in Décines-Charpieu.

But, as mentioned, they’re still in the catbird seat to qualify.

Last season, Sparta Praha, famously, beat Celtic 4-1 both home and away; Lukáš Juliš scoring five times across those two matches.

However, it wasn’t enough as they bowed out in the group stages to Lille and A.C. Milan, admittedly that’s a very tough draw.

So, they’re aiming to reach the knockout stages of a European competition for the first time since 2016/17.

That season, they topped the group, above Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Southampton and Inter Milan, before crashing out to Rostov in the round of 32.

Domestically, Sparta have won 36 league titles but haven’t done so since 2014 with Viktoria Plzeň winning three and Slavia Praha four in the subsequent seasons.

At the weekend, they were hammered 4-0 by the year’s surprise package FC Slovácko, leaving them fourth, five points behind the leaders.

That is far from ideal preparations.

But, will the Czech giants bounce back with another win in Glasgow, one year and 20 days after their famous win in the city’s east end?


Rangers team news vs Sparta Prague

Rangers vs Sparta Prague betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds

Rangers Ianis Hagi (right) celebrates scoring his side’s third goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)

Of course, given that this is Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s first match in charge, it’s hard to predict his XI.

But, after Sunday’s shambolic display, it would not surprise anyone if he made sweeping changes.

Allan McGregor though is a certainty to start in goal despite the fact Steven Gerrard had been managing his minutes earlier in the season.

At the back, there are limited centre-back options with Filip Helander injured and Jack Simpson not in the Europa League squad.

So, once again, Leon Balogun and Connor Goldson will start in the middle.

Likewise, at full-back, it would be a big surprise if either Nathan Paterson or Calvin Bassey were brought in for the more experienced duo of Borna Barišić or captain James Tavernier.

In midfield and attack though the new manager does have some choices to make.

Steady duo Glen Kamara and Steven Davies could keep their places at the base of midfield.

But, Juninho Bacuna, John Lundstram, Sunday’s scorer Scott Arfield and fit again Ryan Jack are all alternatives.

Further forward, Joe Aribo could be moved into a more central role, allowing Ianis Hagi and Ryan Kent to start on the flanks.

To say Kent looked bemused when he was taken off by David McCallum on Sunday is an understatement.

In attack, Alfredo Morelos offered a hologram-eque performances at Hampden.

So, the Colombian, who is Rangers’ leading scorer in European competitions of all-time, can have no complaints if he’s left out here.

Fashion Sakala, who scored a hat-trick at Fir Park on Halloween, could lead the line, looking for his first goal in a UEFA competition.

Kemar Roofe missed Sunday’s defeat after picking up a knock on international duty; his fitness status is unknown.

Will Rangers claim a crucial victory?

Sparta Prague team news vs Rangers

Europa League trophy

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – MAY 24: The UEFA Europa League trophy is seen inside the stadium prior too the UEFA Europa League Final between Ajax and Manchester United at Friends Arena on May 24, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Pavel Vrba’s side were also on the wrong end of a hefty and damaging defeat at the weekend so he too will have some big decisions to make.

However, there are extenuating circumstances as they’re in the midst of an injury crisis.

Florin Niță will continue in goal.

The 34 year old’s performances have been so impressive he’s started Romania’s last ten competitive matches.

In defence, they’re without Ondřej Čelůstka, who would start in the middle, and left-back options Casper Højer Nielsen.

So, with limited choices, Filip Panák and Lukáš Štetina will be continue to be the centre-back partnership.

David Pavelka will captain the side just in front of the defence, alongside Ladislav Krejčí.

Another player, also called Ladislav Krejčí, will start on the left wing which isn’t confusing at all.

In attack, they’re missing two more key performers, first Ladislav Krejčí is unavailable due to a calf problem.

To make matters worse, Jakub Pešek hobbled off in Czech Republic’s win over Estonia just over a week ago so isn’t expected to feature either.

But, wonder-kid attacker Adam Hložek is back after a knee injury; he started in last weekend’s match.

So, he’ll support Matěj Pulkrab, looking to get the goals that secure European football for Sparta.

Will the visitors get the win the need at Ibrox?


Predicted Rangers line-up vs Sparta Prague

Predicted Rangers line-up vs Sparta Prague

Predicted Sparta Prague line-up vs Rangers

Predicted Sparta Prague line-up vs Rangers

Highlights of Sparta Prague 1-0 Rangers

Highlights of Brøndby 1-1 Rangers

Highlights of Rangers 2-0 Brøndby

Highlights of Rangers 0-2 Olympique Lyonnais

Highlights of Sparta Prague 3-4 Olympique Lyonnais

Highlights of Rangers 1-3 Hibernian

Highlights of Rangers 4-2 Ross County

Highlights of Sparta Prague 4-1 Celtic

Highlights of Celtic 1-4 Rangers

UEFA Europa League Group A table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Olympique Lyon 5 5 0 0 15 4 11 15
2 Glasgow Rangers 5 2 1 2 5 4 1 7
3 Sparta Prague 5 1 1 3 4 9 -5 4
4 Broendby IF 5 0 2 3 2 9 -7 2
Last updated: 1 min ago

Scottish Premiership table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Glasgow Rangers 15 11 3 1 33 14 19 36
2 Celtic Glasgow 15 10 2 3 33 10 23 32
3 Heart of Midlothian FC 16 7 6 3 25 15 10 27
4 Dundee United 16 7 4 5 15 15 0 25
5 Motherwell FC 16 7 3 6 20 24 -4 24
6 Hibernian FC 14 5 3 6 17 18 -1 18
7 Aberdeen FC 16 5 3 8 18 21 -3 18
8 St Mirren FC 16 3 8 5 16 24 -8 17
9 FC Dundee 15 4 4 7 15 27 -12 16
10 St Johnstone FC 15 3 5 7 9 15 -6 14
11 Livingston FC 15 3 4 8 12 22 -10 13
12 Ross County FC 15 2 5 8 19 27 -8 11
Last updated: 1 min ago

Czech First League table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Slavia Prague 16 13 2 1 45 11 34 41
2 FC Viktoria Plzen 16 12 2 2 31 12 19 38
3 Sparta Prague 16 11 3 2 38 20 18 36
4 1. FC Slovacko Uherske Hradiste 16 11 2 3 33 17 16 35
5 FC Banik Ostrava 16 8 5 3 31 21 10 29
6 FC Hradec Kralove 16 6 6 4 22 22 0 24
7 FK Mlada Boleslav 16 7 2 7 26 23 3 23
8 SK Sigma Olomouc 16 5 6 5 29 24 5 21
9 SK Dynamo Ceske Budejovice 16 6 3 7 23 25 -2 21
10 FC Slovan Liberec 16 6 2 8 16 23 -7 20
11 Bohemians Prague 1905 16 5 3 8 24 35 -11 18
12 FC Fastav Zlin 16 4 3 9 19 31 -12 15
13 FK Jablonec 16 2 7 7 11 29 -18 13
14 FK Pardubice 16 2 5 9 19 35 -16 11
15 MFK Karvina 16 0 5 11 14 31 -17 5
16 FK Teplice 16 1 2 13 13 35 -22 5
Last updated: 1 min ago

 

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