Sparta Prague will face Monaco in the 3rd round of the UEFA Champions League qualification at home.
Sparta Prague is a traditional strong team in the Czech League. Looking back at its performance in recent seasons, although it has been the favorite to win the championship, it failed to win the league title. The team only got the 2nd place in the league last season, but the team still got a place in the Champions League qualification.
It is worth noting that the team is currently playing in both the league and the Champions League, so the team’s physical ability may be affected to a certain extent.
Sparta Prague’s recent form is very good, and has got 3 straight wins. Not only did they qualify for the Champions League, but they also defeated Olomouc and Liberec in the league.
In the last league match against Liberec, the team played bravely and dominated on the field. With 66% of possession, 11 shots and 9 on target, the team scored 5 goals from Pesek, A. Hrozek, Karabek, L Krejci and Soseco, and finally overwhelmed the opponent with 5-0.
Monaco’s performance last season improved very significantly. Although the team only finished 3rd in the league, they were able to overpower old teams like Lyon and Marseille to gain a ticket to the Champions League qualification.
Monaco has also strengthened its squad during the off-season, bringing in Jacobs, Nubert and Benacer, etc. The whole team is worth 344 million euros, which is far stronger than Sparta Prague.
As the Ligue 1 has not yet started, Monaco has recently played 5 warm-up matches, with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. Although it is not a complete success, it also plays a small role in sharpening the lineup. But its form is still a bit unstable.
The opponents of these 5 games are more famous teams, such as Wolfsburg of Bundesliga and Real Sociedad of La Liga, which are powerful teams in the top 5 leagues.
Monaco and these two teams have won and lost each other, but it can be seen that the team’s competitiveness is still guaranteed.
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However, looking back at Sparta Prague’s performance on its own home field, it’s actually not bad. In their last 10 home games, they have won 9 and drawn one. Monaco will face a tough battle.
Prediction：Sparta Prague +0.75