After the spectacle of the Champions League on Tuesday and Wednesday, we will now concentrate on the games held in the second European Club Cup, the Europa League.
These games might not align such high-quality lineups or expensive superstars like the Champions League, but will surely compensate with dedication, hard-work, and inspiration. And one of the most interesting games will be the one between Sparta Prague and Southampton, in group K.
Sparta Prague vs Southampton – 24/11/2016
Betting Odds At Online Football Betting Sites
FT Result: Sparta 4.00 or 3/1 Draw 3.40 or 12/5 Southampton 2.05 or 21/20
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 2.15 or 23/20 Under 1.66 or 4/6
Both Teams To Score: Yes 1.95 or 19/20 No 1.80 or 4/5
The Czech team is the surprising leaders after 3 games, with a 6-4 goal difference and 9 points. Their only loss came in England against Southampton on Day 1, and they’ve won their next three games with relative ease, only conceding one more goal.
If they manage to win a single point in this home game against the British, they will be more or less sure of their qualification spot, since it’s very hard to think that Hapoel Beer Sheva will win their next two games.
Although the Czech is in good form, Southampton isn’t exactly an easy opposition to come up against. They’ve managed a 0-0 draw with then-league leaders Liverpool during the weekend and currently sit second in the group, with 7 points.
They only need 2 points from their last two games to be sure of qualifying, meaning that a win in Prague will ensure that they participate in the knockout rounds. Their aren’t missing a lot of players through injuries either, so we might see a very balanced game.
Sparta Prague vs Southampton Betting Tips
From a betting perspective we believe a “both teams to score” bet is the best one here, or an “over 1,5 goals” one – which has very small odds but is relatively sure. We don’t expect to see an open, free-flowing game, so an under 2,5 goal bet might also work.
Both Teams To Score – Yes @ 2.00 or 1/1
Southampton Win & Under 3.5 Goals @ 2.30 or 13/10