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Europa League: Galatasaray vs Sparta Prague – Betting preview

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Galatasaray come up against visiting side Sparta Prague in a knockout round play-off Europa League fixture on Thursday at Rams Global Stadyumu.


Form: Galatasaray vs Sparta Prague

Galatasaray Form

Galatasaray swept all aside in their last three matches and started by winning 0-2 against Samsunspor. They went on to defeat Bandirmaspor 4-2 and made it three on the spin against Istanbul Basaksehir in a 2-0 victory. The Lions claimed a middle-of-the-road three wins in their previous six matches on home soil in the Europa League. They also drew two and lost one, as they scored ten and conceded seven goals.

Sparta Prague Form

In their last three matches, Sparta Prague first beat Aris Limassol 1-3, then Teplice by 2-1, and finally Karvina by 0-3. Sparta Prague managed to win just once in their past six away games in the Europa League. On top of winning once they also drew zero as well as losing five, while scoring 13 times and letting in six.

Betting stats for Galatasaray and Sparta Prague

Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the last couple of matches that Galatasaray and Sparta Prague played across all tournaments.

  • Galatasaray have scored in the last 39 home matches in a row
  • Galatasaray have scored in the last 21 home matches in a row in the Europa League
  • Galatasaray have not lost 23 of the last 25 home matches
  • Galatasaray have scored in 29 of the last 31 matches
  • In 14 of the last 15 Galatasaray home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • Sparta Prague have scored in 31 of the last 33 matches
  • Sparta Prague have scored in 30 of the last 32 away matches
  • Sparta Prague have won 10 of the last 11 matches
  • In 7 of the last 8 away matches Sparta Prague played, both teams scored
  • Sparta Prague have not lost 13 of the last 15 matches

Players on top: Galatasaray vs Sparta Prague

Having scored just once lately, Mauro Icardi will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. Sparta Prague hope Veljko Birmancevic can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of two goals in his last six games.

Full-time result

Galatasaray have struck gold when it comes to form, having not lost any of their previous 12 matches. The Lions claimed all three points nine times in their last 10 home matches across all tournaments, while also drawing one along the way. Sparta Prague won eight of their last 10 games away, drawing zero and losing two in this series of matches. They have won their last 11 matches.

Both teams to score

Sparta Prague have been ready from the outset, scoring the opening goal no less than eight times in their previous 10 outings. In contrast, Galatasaray scored the first goal of the game in seven of their last 10 games.

Total goals

Galatasaray scored at least one goal in their last 10 matches on the spin. Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of Galatasaray’s last ten matches in all tournaments. They banged in an average of 2.8 goals on the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten games for Sparta Prague, who scored 2.2 times on average in these matches. Sparta Prague are on a fine streak of scoring at least one goal in their last 15 matches.

Betting suggestion: Galatasaray vs Sparta Prague

To sum up, the upcoming match between Galatasaray and Sparta Prague seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this Europa League game.

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