FC Rostov vs Sparta Prague Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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FC Rostov vs Sparta Prague Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

FC Rostov and Sparta Prague will be facing each other in the first leg of their Europa League round of 32 tie on Thursday evening, which will be their first competitive game of 2017. None of these two sides kicked off the second half of their domestic campaigns, but both looked very well during the winter break. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

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FC Rostov Preview

FC Rostov were one of the biggest surprise packages in the Russian Premier League in the first months of the season, but they started to struggle towards the end of 2016. They have only two of their last five games in the Russian Premier League and are currently on a two-game winless streak. Rostov looked pretty strong during the winter break, winning four and drawing three of their seven friendlies. Regarding their Premier League campaign, Rostov find themselves in 7th spot in the standings tied on 25 points with the 8th-placed Ufa, just three points off the top four. Regarding their European adventure this season, Rostov finished in third spot in their Champions League group D table to book their place into this stage of the Europa League competition. Actually, this is their first appearance in the spring phase of a European competition. Rostov should feel confident ahead of this clash as their home form over the past six months has been near impeccable. They have only lost once in their last 15 home fixtures across all competitions while winning ten in the process. Furthermore, Rostov have lost just once in their last six European home fixtures, which was a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid back in the middle of October 2016.

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Sparta Prague Preview

Sparta Prague haven’t lost a single game during the winter break, having won five and drawn three of their eight friendlies. Sparta ended 2016 in a strong manner, registering six wins, one draw and one defeat in their last eight competitive fixtures. Actually, they were on a seven-game unbeaten streak in all competitions prior to their 2-1 defeat at the hands of Inter in their most recent Europa League fixture. Despite the loss, Sparta Prague finished on top of the Europa League group K table with 12 points after six rounds, four points clear off the 2nd-placed Hapoel Beer Sheva. The bad news is that Sparta Prague haven’t been at their best on the road throughout this Europa League campaign, having won just once in five away fixtures while only scoring two goals in the process. Their recent away form across all competitions reads just two victories of their last six games. Sparta Prague reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League last season, but they were beaten by the Spanish outfit Villarreal. The good news is that Sparta hold a decent record against Russian sides, losing just four of their 13 meetings with opponents from Russia. Vaclav Kadlec has been Sparta’s top scorer throughout the group stage with two goals under his belt, while Borek Dockal is leading the competition’s assists rankings this season with six.

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FC Rostov Team News

There are no fresh injury concerns for Rostov ahead of this game, but Aleksandr Gatskan and Vladimir Granat are both one yellow card away from suspension.

Sparta Prague Team News

David Hovorka, Martin Frydek, Ondrej Zahustel and David Brezina are all missing through injury.

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Betting Predictions and Tips

Rostov’s home form over the past six months have been impeccable, having only lost once in their 15 home fixtures across all competitions. In addition, they managed some impressive results in the Champions League in front of their own fans, winning against Ajax and Bayern Munich. This having been said, I’m backing Rostov to grab all three points in this match. 

FC Rostov to win at 10/11

Over 2.5 goals at 13/10

FC Rostov have conceeded only 1 goals in their last 2 games against Sparta Prague

Sparta Prague saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Sparta Prague saw over 1.5 goals in 2 out of their last 2 games played against FC Rostov

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

FC Rostov Form Guide

FC Rostov Team Logo

FC Rostov

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
D H

05-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Trencin Team Logo Trencin

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Slavia Prague Team Logo Slavia Prague

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Hajduk Split Team Logo Hajduk Split

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

28-07-2018

Premier League

FK Akhmat Team Logo FK Akhmat

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

05-08-2018

Premier League

CSKA Moscow Team Logo CSKA Moscow

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

11-08-2018

Premier League

Krylya Sovetov Samara Team Logo Krylya Sovetov Samara

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

19-08-2018

Premier League

FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk Team Logo FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

24-08-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Tula Team Logo Arsenal Tula

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

31-08-2018

Premier League

Rubin Kazan Team Logo Rubin Kazan

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

17-09-2018

Premier League

Ural Team Logo Ural

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Sparta Prague Form Guide

Sparta Prague Team Logo

Sparta Prague

Won

7

Draw

2

Lost

1
W H

21-07-2018

1. Liga

Opava Team Logo Opava

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

26-07-2018

Europa League Qualification

FK Spartak Subotica Team Logo FK Spartak Subotica

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

29-07-2018

1. Liga

Jablonec Team Logo Jablonec

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

02-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

FK Spartak Subotica Team Logo FK Spartak Subotica

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

05-08-2018

1. Liga

Slovacko Team Logo Slovacko

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

12-08-2018

1. Liga

Teplice Team Logo Teplice

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 4)

D H

19-08-2018

1. Liga

Pribram Team Logo Pribram

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

24-08-2018

1. Liga

Bohemians 1905 Team Logo Bohemians 1905

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

31-08-2018

1. Liga

Dukla Praha Team Logo Dukla Praha

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

17-09-2018

1. Liga

Banik Ostrava Team Logo Banik Ostrava

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

FC Rostov Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Sparta Prague Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

FC Rostov vs Sparta Prague Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
77 GK Nikita Medvedev 191 80
23 CD Miha Mevlja 190 83
44 CD Cesar Navas 196 92
30 RB Fedor Kudryashov 187 78
2 LB Timofei Kalachev 173 69
4 CD Vladimir Granat 184 80
16 CM Christian Noboa 181 74
89 CM Aleksandr Yerokhin 191 79
84 CM Aleksandru Gatcan 185 78
11 CF Aleksandr Bukharov 191 83
7 CF Dmitry Poloz 183 73
No. Pos Player M kg
33 GK Tomas Koubek 198 95
2 CD Ondrej Mazuch 188 83
3 CD Michal Kadlec 185 76
26 RB Costa Nhamoinesu 187 74
4 LB Vyacheslav Karavaev 176 -
6 CM Lukas Vacha 173 72
9 CM Borek Dockal 182 72
16 CM Michal Sacek 175 70
30 CF Lukas Julis 184 76
18 RF Tiemoko Konate 174 75
15 LF Albiach Nestor - -