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

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

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

Sparta Prague 13/8

Draw 23/10

Rangers 6/4

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

Sparta Prague vs Rangers: Match details

Match: Sparta Prague vs Rangers

Competition: UEFA Europa League Group Stages matchday 2

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Kick-off time: 5:45 pm, (UK)

Stadium: Generali Česká pojišťovna Arena

Betting prediction: Sparta Prague 1-2 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)

Sparta Prague vs Rangers: Recommended bets

Both teams to score is 4/6.

Rangers to win and both teams to score is 4/1.

Václav Drchal is 7/1 to break the deadlock and 11/4 to score anytime.

Ianis Hagi is 10/1 to score first and 4/1 to net in 90 minutes.

Sparta Prague vs Rangers: What are the betting odds?

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

Sparta Prague vs Glasgow Rangers form
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Sparta Prague vs FK Mlada Boleslav - 1:0
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Sparta Prague vs Olympique Lyon - 3:4
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FK Pardubice vs Sparta Prague - 2:4
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Sparta Prague vs Slavia Prague - 1:0
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Sparta Prague vs Glasgow Rangers - 1:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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St Mirren FC vs Glasgow Rangers - 1:2
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Glasgow Rangers vs Broendby IF - 2:0
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Glasgow Rangers vs Heart of Midlothian FC - 1:1
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Glasgow Rangers vs Hibernian FC - 2:1
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Sparta Prague vs Glasgow Rangers - 1:0
Last 5 games for Sparta Prague
October 24, 2021 1. Liga 21/22 Sparta Prague 1 - 0 FK Mlada Boleslav
October 21, 2021 UEFA Europa League 21/22 Sparta Prague 3 - 4 Olympique Lyon
October 17, 2021 1. Liga 21/22 FK Pardubice 2 - 4 Sparta Prague
October 3, 2021 1. Liga 21/22 Sparta Prague 1 - 0 Slavia Prague
September 30, 2021 UEFA Europa League 21/22 Sparta Prague 1 - 0 Glasgow Rangers
Last 5 games for Glasgow Rangers
October 24, 2021 Premiership 21/22 St Mirren FC 1 - 2 Glasgow Rangers
October 21, 2021 UEFA Europa League 21/22 Glasgow Rangers 2 - 0 Broendby IF
October 16, 2021 Premiership 21/22 Glasgow Rangers 1 - 1 Heart of Midlothian FC
October 3, 2021 Premiership 21/22 Glasgow Rangers 2 - 1 Hibernian FC
September 30, 2021 UEFA Europa League 21/22 Sparta Prague 1 - 0 Glasgow Rangers
Sparta Prague vs Glasgow Rangers UEFA Europa League 21/22 form
Sparta Prague Glasgow Rangers
3 Matches played 5
1 Matches won 2
29 Goal attempts 27
13 Shots on goal 12
10 Shots off goal 10
9 Corner kicks 10
43% Average ball possession 33%
6 Shots blocked 5
6 Cards given 7
47 Free kicks 30
3 Offsides 7
1 Shots on post 2
1 Shots on bar 2
3 Goals by foot 1
1 Goals by head 1
4 Goals scored 3
4 Goals conceded 3
Sparta Prague vs Glasgow Rangers statistics for most recent head to head matches
Sparta Prague Glasgow Rangers
1 Matches 1
1 Home Matches 0
0 Away Matches 1
1 Total Goals 0
1 Average Goals Scored 0
1 Wins 0
0 Losses 1
0 Draws 0
Last 5 games & match results between Sparta Prague and Glasgow Rangers
September 30, 2021 UEFA Europa League 21/22 Sparta Prague 1 - 0 Glasgow Rangers

Sparta Prague vs Rangers: Match preview

Sparta Prague vs Rangers 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)

After hammering one Glasgow giant in last season’s group stages, can Sparta Prague do it again?

In November 2020, the Maroons took on Celtic at Parkhead and won 4-1 before, three weeks later, winning by the same scoreline at home.

Despite this, they were actually eliminated in the group stages, losing their other four matches to Lille and A.C. Milan.

This season, Pavel Vrba’s side began their European adventure in the Champions League second qualifying round, coming from behind to beat Rapid Wien.

However, they were then demolished 5-1 on aggregate by Monaco so had to settle for Europa League football.

On matchday one, they held Danish champions Brøndby to a goalless draw in Brøndbyvester; a decent start.

This is Sparta Prague’s 17th season in a UEFA group stage but the last ten, dating back to 2005, have been of the Europa League variety.

They last reached the knockout phase in 2016, topping their group above Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Southampton and Inter, before losing to Rostov in the last 32.

Their aim this year will be to secure European football post-Christmas for the first time since.

Domestically, Sparta have of course been very successful, winning 36 league titles and 15 cups.

But, Železná Sparta’s last league title came way back in 2014 with Viktoria Plzeň winning three and fierce rivals Slavia Prague claiming four since then.

On Saturday, they hammered Fastav Zlín 5-2 away from home so are currently third, two points behind Slavia and four adrift of Plzeň.

Intriguingly, the Pražské derby (Prague derby) is coming up this Sunday.

That is a huge game but, before then, can Sparta Praha claim their first victory of this group stages?

Will Rangers get back on track?

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

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – NOVEMBER 08: Head coach Steven Gerrard of Rangers F.C gestures during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between FC Spartak Moscow and Rangers F.C at Spartak Stadium on November 08, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)

As for Rangers, their European record under Steven Gerrard has been magnificent but, this season, they’ve disappointed.

To start, in their first Champions League qualifier for a decade, the Light Blue was dumped out by Malmö, losing both legs 2-1.

Then, they snuck into the Europa League group phase but only just, narrowly beating Armenian champions Alashkert 1-0 over two legs.

Then, a fortnight ago, their unbeaten home group phase record under Gerrard was ended by Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais.

Lyon took the lead in the first half before a comical own goal secured the win.

Islam Slimani’s shot tame shot was cleared off the line by Connor Goldson only to ricochet back past him via James Tavernier’s leg.

2-0 it finished; far from the ideal start for the Scottish champions.

This is Rangers’ fourth successive season in the Europa League group phase which isn’t to be sniffed at.

In 2018, their run ended here but in the subsequent two campaigns, the Gers have gone all the way to the round of 16, beating Braga and then Antwerp.

In all, Gerrard has managed 50 European games now, losing just eight.

Matchday one highlighted that, in all likelihood, Lyon are going to win this group but if Rangers do the business against Brøndby and Sparta they’ll also get through.

At the weekend, Joe Arbio got the only goal in a narrow 1-0 victory over Dundee at Dens Park; the hosts missed a second half penalty in that one.

This leaves them top of the Scottish Premiership, one point above Hibs and Hearts and two clear of Motherwell.

Ranges are also through to the League Cup semi-finals after also beating Livingston 2-0 last midweek.

Now, can they kick-start their European campaign with a victory at Generali Česká pojišťovna Arena?


Sparta Prague team news vs Rangers

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

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 24: A UEFA Europa League logo is pictured on the match ball during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Vitoria at Emirates Stadium on October 24, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Despite the fact their biggest game of the season is coming up on Sunday, Pavel Vrba won’t put out a weakened team here.

Goalkeeper Florin Niță has played all 14 matches so far this season, keeping six clean sheets.

In front of him, Ondřej Čelůstka is their star centre-back.

He’s established himself as a key member of the Czech national team, starting all five Euro 2020 games including the win over Scotland and Hampden.

In midfield, they’re very short of options with Ladislav Krejčí, Ladislav Krejčí, Matěj Polidar, Adam Karabec, and captain Bořek Dočkal all injured.

So, Filip Souček could return alongside David Pavelka with Adam Hložek further forward.

In attack, star centre-forward, Lukáš Juliš, who scored five times in two meetings with Celtic last season, hasn’t featured since 3 August due to a groin injury.

A big blow.

So, Václav Drchal could lead the line, trying to fill Juliš’ big boots.

Will this depleted side beat the Champions of Scotland?

Rangers team news vs Sparta Prague

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

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – APRIL 11: Ryan Kent of Rangers celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on April 11, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As for Rangers, Steven Gerrard also has some injuries to contend with although not quite as many as his opposite number.

Jon McLaughlin has started most of the domestic games this season, including on Saturday, but, as has become the norm, Allan McGregor will return for a European game.

This will be the 39 year old’s 95th appearance in a UEFA competition, 90 of which have been for Rangers and four for Hull City.

In defence, Filip Helander’s recent knee surgery means they’re short of options so Connor Goldson and Leon Balogun will be the centre-backs once again.

Calvin Bassey will keep his place at left-back, ahead of the previously undroppable Borna Barišić.

In midfield, Steve Davis, who was rested at the weekend, will return alongside Glen Kamara with John Lundstram missing out.

Joe Aribo, who got the only goal at Dens Park, will operate further forward with Ianis Hagi and Kemar Roofe either side.

Hagi has impressed lately, coming off the bench and changing the game as the Gers beat Livingston in the League Cup last Wednesday.

Roofe will be on the other side as Ryan Kent is currently injured, hobbling off against Lyon a fortnight ago.

Rangers’ leading European scorer of all-time Alfredo Morelos will lead the line, looking for his 26th goal in a UEFA competition for the club.

Will the Gers win in Prague?


Predicted Sparta Prague line-up vs Rangers

Predicted Sparta Prague line-up vs Rangers

Predicted Rangers line-up vs Sparta Prague

Predicted Rangers line-up vs Sparta Prague

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UEFA Europa League Group A table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Olympique Lyon 3 3 0 0 9 3 6 9
2 Sparta Prague 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3 Glasgow Rangers 3 1 0 2 2 3 -1 3
4 Broendby IF 3 0 1 2 0 5 -5 1
Last updated: 1 min ago

Czech First League table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 FC Viktoria Plzen 12 11 0 1 23 8 15 33
2 Sparta Prague 12 9 2 1 30 11 19 29
3 1. FC Slovacko Uherske Hradiste 12 9 1 2 22 12 10 28
4 Slavia Prague 11 8 2 1 29 11 18 26
5 FC Banik Ostrava 11 7 1 3 22 13 9 22
6 FC Hradec Kralove 12 5 4 3 16 16 0 19
7 SK Sigma Olomouc 11 4 4 3 22 17 5 16
8 SK Dynamo Ceske Budejovice 12 4 3 5 17 17 0 15
9 FK Mlada Boleslav 12 4 2 6 20 19 1 14
10 Bohemians Prague 1905 12 3 3 6 17 26 -9 12
11 FC Slovan Liberec 12 3 2 7 9 18 -9 11
12 FK Jablonec 12 2 5 5 10 22 -12 11
13 FC Fastav Zlin 12 3 1 8 15 28 -13 10
14 FK Pardubice 12 1 4 7 15 23 -8 7
15 FK Teplice 12 1 2 9 9 24 -15 5
16 MFK Karvina 11 0 4 7 10 21 -11 4
Last updated: 1 min ago

Scottish Premiership table:

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

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Sparta Praha vs Rangers betting tips: UEFA Europa League Group Stages preview, predictions and odds FAQs

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