Liverpool vs Sparta Prague Prediction & Match Preview

Liverpool vs Sparta Prague

Liverpool go head-to-head against Sparta Prague on Thursday. Read our Predictions and Betting Tips with Match Preview, Head-to-head stats (h2h) and Team Form Analysis.

This match will be played on 14/03/2024 at 17:00

Liverpool vs Sparta Prague

After sharing the spoils with Man City in the Premier League derby, Liverpool will look to clinch their spot in the Europa League quarter-finals when they face Sparta Prague at their Anfield on Thursday evening. The Reds failed to turn their dominance into victory at the weekend, but they continue with excellent displays in all competitions. Even though Jurgen Klopp is likely to mix the squad against Sparta, home win should be considered.

Fit-again winger Mohamed Salah is pushing for a start as well as Andy Robertson and Cody Gakpo, while all Trent Alexander-Arnold, Thiago Alcantara, Alisson Becker, Curtis Jones, and Diogo Jota remain in the recovery room. Sparta Prague, on the other hand, must be low on confidence following the 5-1 loss at epet Arena. Brian Priske’s men experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss to Plzen at the weekend as well and, taking everything into account, they are unlikely to spoil Liverpool’s party at Anfield. Sparta defender Angelo Preciado is back from the domestic ban.

How the bookies view it

Sparta Prague are now 28/1 outsiders at 1x2game to reach the quarter-finals and the Czechs are 8/1 with yyslot for a win on the night. Liverpool’s best price for an Anfield victory is just 1/3 at StarSports while the draw pays 5/1 with most firms.

Liverpool x Sparta Prague

Head to head

Liverpool are now unbeaten in their three meetings with Sparta Prague, with two wins and a draw. The Czechs last visited Anfield in the Europa League 13 years ago and ended up losing 1-0.

Players to watch

Youngster Lewis Koumas scored at Anfield in the FA Cup against Southampton when Klopp last made a raft of changes. I’d imagine the kid will get another chance in this game and he’s 15/8 with wjcasino for a goal.

Striker Indrit Tuci came off the bench for Sparta Prague in the first leg and could get a start at Anfield if Priske rotates too. The Albanian has seven goals for the season and is 10/3 with wjcasino for anytime scorer.

Recent Meetings

Liverpool and Sparta Prague locked horns in the last 32 round of UEFA Europa League in the 2001/02 season. The Reds advanced 1-0 on aggregate back then.

Liverpool eased past the Czechs in the first leg of this season’s R16 tie, putting five goals past them seven days ago in Prague.

Liverpool vs Sparta Prague Prediction

Jurgen Klopp will likely make numerous changes to his starting lineup after the clash against Manchester City last weekend. However, the German manager has a long spectrum of high-quality players on disposal. Whoever gets the nod on Thursday will be fully motivated to prove his worth. In these circumstances, we can only expect another easy victory for Liverpool whose team clearly possess much more quality in their ranks than Sparta Prague. The visitors are on a horrendous form after another tough domestic loss at the weekend. You can back Liverpool to win by two or more goals difference at the 1.75 odds.

Spaeta Prague’s back line has been all over the place lately. They shipped nine goals in the last two defeats to Liverpool and Viktoria Plzen. Five of their last six outings across competitions saw at least four goals scored. You know everything about Liverpool’s attacking prowess. There is value in backing the Over 3.5 goals FT pick at the 2.00 odds.