Tip Rangers - Sparta Prague
Prediction published on November 22, 2021 at 10:00 PM - Modified on November 25, 2021 at 9:30 AM
Rangers meet Sparta Prague on Matchday 5 of the Europa League in a Group A encounter at the Ibrox Stadium. The two teams have four points on board from four matches and need the three points to put them in contention for the preliminary knockout rounds. Slavia Prague are second in the group while Rangers are third solely because of a head to head advantage due to a Sparta Prague win over Rangers earlier in the group stage. Rangers come into the game with a 3-1 defeat to Hibernian in the League Cup. Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men have lost just once in their last nine matches and have lost just once in their last eight home matches as well. Rangers have achieved some stability in their results off-late and are also top of the Scottish Premiership.
Sparta Prague also come into the fixture with a discouraging 4-0 defeat to Slovacko in the Czech First League. Pavel Vrba’s men are winless in their last three away matches across all competitions and have also won just once in their last four matches. Sparta Prague are fourth in the Czech First League and have hit a bit of a slump as far as results are concerned. The two teams are evenly matched on paper but Rangers will bring in the much-needed home advantage at the expense of Sparta Prague.
Key points Rangers - Sparta Prague
Sparta Prague are winless in their last three away matches across all competitions.
Sparta Prague have won just once in their last four matches.
Rangers have lost just once in their last nine matches.
Rangers have lost just once in their last eight home matches.
Conclusion Rangers - Sparta Prague
The two teams are evenly matched on terms of quality, thus making it likely that the game will be an evenly contested affair. However, Rangers have been on a decent run of form in home matches and should go on to win this fixture. Backing Rangers to win against Sparta Prague.