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Europa League: Rangers vs Sparta Prague – Betting preview

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Ace Football previews the Europa League round 4 match between Rangers and Sparta Prague and offers team stats, betting tips, and the latest odds.

Sparta Prague will go up against Rangers this coming Thursday for an exciting Europa League meeting at Ibrox Stadium.

Both Rangers and Sparta Prague have collected an equal number of points so far this Europa League season. The hosts presently rank as number three in the Group C table, with the visitors ranking as number two.


Team form: Rangers vs Sparta Prague

Rangers Form

Rangers conquered seven points from their last three matches and started off drawing 0-0 with Sparta Prague. Next up was a 2-1 win against Hearts, before Dundee FC were defeated in a 0-5 win. Rangers showed little mercy in their past six matches at the Ibrox Stadium, of which they won five and drew once. Going undefeated, they hit the target 14 times, while letting in four themselves.

Sparta Praueg Form

Sparta Prague collected four points from a possible nine in their last three matches. An encounter with Rangers brought a 0-0 draw, which was followed by a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Mlada Boleslav. Their most recent game had them back on the winning trail as they beat Bohemians 1905 by a 2-0 scoreline. Sparta Prague came through their last six away games in the Europa League without a single win. Of those six matches, they drew one and lost five in which, they were outscored by 12 goals to three.

Betting facts for Rangers and Sparta Prague

Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when betting on the upcoming match between Rangers and Sparta Prague. The facts are based on the data from matches played across all tournaments.

  • Rangers have scored in 36 of the last 38 home matches
  • Rangers have won 4 of the last 5 home matches without conceding a goal
  • Rangers have scored in 15 of the last 17 matches
  • In the last 3 Rangers home matches the sum of goals was over 3.5
  • In 5 of the last 6 Rangers matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • Sparta Prague have not lost 20 of the last 22 away matches
  • Sparta Prague have scored in 24 of the last 26 away matches
  • Sparta Prague have scored in 19 of the last 21 matches
  • Sparta Prague have not lost 11 of the last 12 matches
  • In 6 of the last 8 away matches Sparta Prague played, both teams scored

Interesting players: Rangers vs Sparta Prague

Looking at the market for a goalscorer, it seems a good idea to side with Abdallah Sima, who is performing well for Rangers. He found the back of the net twice in his most recent Europa League outings. He’ll be out to add more goals against Sparta Prague. The visitors will be looking to Ladislav Krejci to find the net once again, after managing three Europa League goals for Sparta Prague in recent matches.

Betting markets: Rangers vs Sparta Prague

Full-time result

Ibrox Stadium saw seven wins for Rangers in their last 10 matches. They also drew one and lost two, while Sparta Prague won five of their 10 most recent outings on their travels, whilst drawing two and losing three. Rangers did not lose any of their last six matches.

Both teams to score

Both teams have scored in the last four away games Sparta Prague played. Of the previous 10 outings, Sparta Prague scored the opening goal six times, whereas Rangers were first on target in six of their last 10 games.

Total goals

Rangers saw over 2.5 goals in eight of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 2.4 goals during this run. In the previous ten matches for Sparta Prague, betting on over 2.5 goals turned out to be a winning bet in six of them. On average, Sparta Prague scored 1.7 times goals per game.

Betting tip: Rangers vs Sparta Prague

Here we present a free betting tip for this Europa League match. The prediction is formed as a conclusion based on the abovementioned stats and facts for Rangers and Sparta Prague.

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