Sparta Prague vs Real Betis: Europa League match preview

Sparta Prague vs Real Betis match preview || Credit: Imago

Sparta Prague vs Real Betis: Europa League match preview

Stephen Oladehinde 16:08 - 30.11.2023

Sparta Prague and Real Betis will lock horns in a crucial Europa League Group C encounter at the Generali Arena on Thursday, November 30, 2023. Both teams are vying for a place in the knockout stages, making this match a must-win for either side.

Match Report

Sparta Prague, currently third in the group with four points from four matches, must secure a victory to keep their qualification hopes alive. They have struggled to score goals in the competition, netting just two times.

Real Betis, on the other hand, are second in the group with seven points from four matches. They have been more prolific in attack, scoring six goals.

This match promises to be an exciting affair, as both teams have something to play for. Sparta Prague will be buoyed by their home advantage, while Real Betis will be looking to capitalize on Sparta Prague's lack of experience in European competitions.

Sparta Prague vs Real Betis Match preview || Credit: Imago
Sparta Prague vs Real Betis Match preview || Credit: Imago

Team News

Sparta Prague faces a setback with their star midfielder, Lukas Julis, out due to a hamstring injury and defender David Hancko serving a one-match suspension. 

Manager Pavel Vrba is expected to make tactical adjustments, potentially shifting to a more defensive 4-2-3-1 formation.

Under the guidance of Manuel Pellegrini, Real Betis has shown impressive form in La Liga. They will miss the services of midfielder Guido Rodriguez due to a knee problem. However, forward Borja Iglesias is expected to return to the squad, bolstering their attacking options.

Sparta Prague vs Real Betis team news || Credit: Imago
Sparta Prague vs Real Betis team news || Credit: Imago

Match Predictions

Expect a tactical battle with Betis' flair potentially overcoming Sparta's disciplined approach. A narrow victory for Real Betis seems likely, with a focus on maintaining possession and quick counter-attacks.

Betting Tips

Odds for a home win: 3.75

Odds for a draw: 3.40

Odds for an away win: 2.05

Tip: Both teams to score - Yes

Sparta Prague vs Real Betis Possible Line-ups

Sparta Prague: Nita; Wiesner, Celustka, Plechaty, Polidar; Sacek, Pavelka; Hlozek, Karabec, Krejci; Kuchta.

Real Betis: Bravo; Montoya, Bartra, Ruiz, Moreno; Carvalho, Guardado; Fekir, Canales, Juanmi; Iglesias.


These teams have faced each other twice in the past, with Real Betis winning once, Sparta Prague once, and no draws. Their last encounter ended in a 2-1 victory for Real Betis.

Time, Venue, and Where to Watch

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2023

Time: 6:45 PM WAT

Venue: Generali Arena, Prague, Czech Republic

Where to Watch in Nigeria

Football enthusiasts in Nigeria can catch the live action on DSTV's SuperSport 3, or stream it through the Showmax app.

Stay tuned for more updates and match coverage on Pulse Sports.