Sparta Prague vs Betis Prediction, Tips & Odds – Nov. 30, 2023
Sparta Prague vs Betis Prediction 30.11.2023. In the fifth round of the Europa League group stage, Sparta Prague will meet Betis. The match is scheduled for Thursday at 18:45 at the Epet Arena stadium.
In the previous round, the home team lost to Rangers, while the visitors beat Aris Limassol.
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Sparta Prague vs Betis Odds
Sparta Prague return to the Europa League on Thursday hoping to strengthen their bid to continue their European campaign by finishing in one of the top three places in the group after picking up four points from their opening four games.
In their last Europa League appearance, they took on Rangers, but Brian Priska’s side were left empty-handed, with Lukeš Haraslin’s 77th-minute goal not enough to turn things around after Danilo and Todd Cantwell had already scored for the hosts in the first half. However, the team recovered well, after victories of 1:0 and 2:0 against Banik and Zlin to remain two points ahead at the top of the Czech league.
Sparta Prague can go into Thursday’s match with an unchanged starting line-up following their recent league win against Zlin in a 3-4-3 formation, with Veljko Birmancevic set to line up with confidence in attack after taking his tally to nine goals for the season with two goals in that match. He is likely to join Jan Kuchta and Luka Haraslin, who leads the team’s scoring charts with nine goals in 19 appearances in all competitions so far this season with three assists, while Tomas Wiesner will look to provide additional attacking support from wing-back.
Captain Ladislav Krejci will fight for a return to midfield from the start after Kaan Kairinen and Lukas Sadilek were preferred at the weekend, while Martin Vitik, Filip Panak, and Asger Sorensen are likely to form an unchanged back three.
The guests, on the other hand, enter the latest group meeting to get closer to the round of 16 of the Europa League, having so far achieved an impressive campaign on the continent. Last season’s sixth-placed finish in La Liga secured Manuel Pellegrini’s place in the group stage of Europe’s second-tier competition, and they are currently best placed to qualify for the next round with nine points from their opening four games, despite a 1-0 defeat against Rangers earlier in the campaign.
They played Aris in the previous round, and Pellegrini’s side further cemented their position at the top of the group with a convincing 4-1 win, with Borja Iglesias, Aitor Ruibal, Marc Roca, and Abde Ezzalzouli all scoring. The result leaves Real Betis two points ahead of Rangers, who currently hold one of the two last-16 spots, with two games remaining, including a meeting between the two sides in Spain next month.
Real Betis continue to have injury problems with several players, including Youssouf Sabaly and Marc Bartra, but the real problems for Pellegrini come at the door with injuries to Claudio Bravo and Rui Silva, which will see Fran Vieites continue to defend the goal. Ahead of him, Hector Bellerin, German Pezzella, Chadi Riad, and Juan Miranda could form an unchanged back four after their win and clean sheet against Las Palmas last weekend, although Aitor Ruibal is likely to be in contention for a return to the starting line-up after his goal in the last group meeting.
Elsewhere in the squad, Andres Guardado and Marc Roca will battle it out for a spot in midfield in place of William Carvalho and Guido Rodriguez, while Nabil Fekir could return to the starting line-up as part of the support behind the lone striker, with Borja Iglesias and Willian Jose expected to return. fighting for leadership in attack.
05.10.2023. Betis vs Sparta Prague 2:1
Sparta Prague: –
Betis: Youssouf Sabaly, Marc Bartra, Claudio Bravo, Rui Silva
Sparta Prague (3-4-3): Jensen; Vitik, Panak, Sorensen; Wiesner, Sadilek, Krejci, Zeleny; Birmancevic, Kuchta, Haraslin
Betis (4-2-3-1): Vieites; Ruibal, Pezzella, Riad, Miranda; Roca, Carvalho; Abde, Fekir, Perez; Jose
Betis is the favorite in this duel because of the situation at the table, the better playing staff on paper, and the duel between them. However, Sparta Prague has the home-field advantage, so we cannot bet on a “clean two” with certainty. Also, we expect a more open match, and our suggestion for betting is a draw or a Betis win, with at least two goals scored in the entire match.
Kick-off Time: Thursday, 30.11.2023, 6:45 AM Local Time (GMT 0), 18:45 CET
Prediction: draw/Betis & over 1.5
Odds (when tipped): 1.92