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Liverpool vs Sparta Prague Europa League Predictions: Tips and Odds

Liverpool and Sparta Prague meet in the second leg of their Europa League round of 16 tie on Thursday at 8 pm (UK time).

Jürgen Klopp couldn’t stop waxing lyrical about Darwin Núñez after the striker produced two superb goals, eliminating Sparta effectively from the competition. “He has quality coming out of his ears,” said the German tactician. “Is he at his absolute peak? Not yet. Can he develop? Yes. Is he a threat all the time? Yes.”

Regarding development, Liverpool’s young guns received plenty of praise when they helped the Reds win last month’s League Cup final. With a 5-1 lead, don’t be surprised if a few line up alongside the in-form Núñez in the Merseyside return.

Liverpool vs Sparta Prague predictions

Liverpool vs Sparta Prague: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 4/6 with Bet365
Correct Score 4-1 14/1 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Darwin Núñez 4/1 with Boylesports

The stats behind our Liverpool vs Sparta Prague predictions:

  • Both teams have scored in nine of Liverpool’s last ten home matches.
  • Liverpool is unbeaten at home this season (19 wins, three of the last five successes by a three-goal margin)
  • Liverpool opened the scoring in four of their last six games at home.

Liverpool vs Sparta Prague match tip

Luis Díaz to score anytime @ 13/8 with SkyBet

Luis Díaz scored in three of Liverpool’s previous five home matches.

Liverpool vs Sparta Prague odds

LIVERPOOL VS SPARTA PRAGUE
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*Odds correct as of 15:00 on March 12. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

Sparta Prague’s only win in 11 previous visits to English clubs in European competition came in the 1983-84 UEFA Cup round of 16 against Watford; the Czech side have lost eight of their other ten such trips (two draws).
Liverpool have won each of their last eight home games in the Europa League, including all three this season. The only English club to win nine home matches in a row in the competition was Chelsea from March 2013 to April 2019, whose ninth win came against Czech side Slavia Prague.
Sparta Prague have lost 17 of their last 21 away games across all European competitions (two wins and two draws), losing their previous four away knockout games in major UEFA competitions in a row.

Liverpool vs Sparta Prague team news

Liverpool team news

In  Out Doubtful
Ryan Gravenberch, Diogo Jota, Curtis Jones, Alisson, Thiago Alcantara, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Stefan Bajcetic Ibrahima Konaté

Ibrahima Konaté is doubtful, while many Liverpool players, including Diogo Jota, Alisson, and Trent Alexander-Arnold, are still missing.

Top Scorer: Mohamed Salah (19)

Card Magnet: Darwin Núñez (10)

Assist Ace: Darwin Núñez (12)

Sparta Prague team news

In  Out Doubtful
Jakub Pesek Asger Sorensen, David Pavelka

There are question marks over the availability of Asger Sorensen and David Pavelka, though Jakub Pesek has been ruled out.

Top Scorer: Lukas Haraslin (14)

Card Magnet: Ladislav Krejci (10)

Assist Ace: Veljko Birmancevic (11)

Liverpool vs Sparta Prague head-to-head

  • 07/03/2024 – Sparta Prague 1-5 Liverpool – Europa League
  • 24/02/2011 – Liverpool 1-0 Sparta Prague – Europa League
  • 17/02/2011 – Sparta Prague 0-0 Liverpool – Europa League

Liverpool will host a Czech opponent in European competition for just the third time, after a 1-0 win over Slovan Liberec in the 2000-01 UEFA Cup, with Emile Heskey netting an 87th-minute winner, and a 1-0 win over Sparta Prague in the 2010-11 UEFA Europa League, when Dirk Kuyt netted an 86th-minute winner.


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