Liverpool vs Sparta Prague prediction, odds & betting tips 14/03/2024

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Liverpool - Sparta Prague

UEFA Europa League - Anfield

4th Round

Liverpool vs Sparta Prague prediction
Sparta Prague require a four-goal swing against Liverpool to advance CTK Photo/Ondrej Deml – Photo by Icon Sport

There were some moments of worry for Liverpool in Prague last week when their opponents pulled the score back to 2-1, but all doubts had disappeared come the full-time whistle. After yet another devastating attacking display, the Reds now boast a 5-1 aggregate lead, which takes all the pressure off a side with one eye on this weekend's FA Cup trip to Old Trafford.

According to the bookmakers, this game is also going to see one-way traffic in favour of Liverpool. So punting on the outright winner market appears rather pointless, adding extra value to the free betting tips we have on offer for Thursday's games.

Liverpool vs Sparta Prague prediction: The Reds to record another emphatic victory

Liverpool vs Sparta Prague predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Liverpool/Liverpool

⚽ Correct score prediction

Liverpool 3-0 Sparta Prague

⚽️ Anytime goalscorer

Cody Gakpo

Key stats

  • Liverpool have scored 11 goals in three Europa League home games this season
  • Sparta Prague have won one of their four away games in Europe
  • Liverpool are yet to lose at Anfield this campaign

Pre-game odds and win probability: Liverpool expected to breeze into the quarter-finals

Home: 2/7 (1.29) – 77.8%

Draw: 19.4 (5.75) – 17.4%

Away: 6/1 (7.0) – 14.3%

Much like some other ties in the Europa League on Thursday including Bayer Leverkusen vs Qarabag, you may still wish to back the Reds to win in 90 minutes, and if that's the case, then we'd suggest reading through our Europa League handicap tips.

Last five H2Hs: Liverpool victorious in inaugural bout

Despite both sides frequently appearing in European competitions, their clash last week in Prague was the very first meeting between them. Sparta Prague will be hoping they don't have many more in the future, as Liverpool showed how much of a gap there is between the two squads.

Liverpool preview: Straightforward victory on the cards

If Sparta Prague were to cause an upset they had to get a result last week. This is because Liverpool have lost twice on the road in the Europa League this season, while the Reds boast a 100% win record at Anfield in the competition, so this result looks rather predictable.

Predicted lineup: Kelleher (GK) – Tsimikas, Quansah, Konate, Gomez – McConnell, Elliott, Clark – Koumas, Gakpo, Diaz

England Premier League 19/05/24

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Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

0

Liverpool

Liverpool

2

Others 14/05/24

D

Man Utd

Man Utd

0

Liverpool

Liverpool

0

England Premier League 13/05/24

D

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

3

Liverpool

Liverpool

3

England Premier League 05/05/24

W

Tottenham

Tottenham

2

Liverpool

Liverpool

4

England Premier League 27/04/24

D

West Ham

West Ham

2

Liverpool

Liverpool

2

Sparta Prague preview: Keeping their pride is the main aim

Sparta Prague will be looking for damage limitation when they travel to Anfield this week already being 5-1 down on aggregate. Sparta have also already shipped eight goals away from home in the Europa League and kept no clean sheets, so it could be a long evening.

Predicted lineup: Vindahl (GK) – Sorensen, Krejci, Vitik – Zeleny, Solbakken, Laci, Preciado – Rynes, Kuchta, Birmancevic

Czech Republic First League 18/05/24

W

Mlada Boleslav

Mlada Boleslav

0

Sparta Prague

Sparta Prague

5

Czech Republic First League 14/05/24

W

Banik Ostrava

Banik Ostrava

1

Sparta Prague

Sparta Prague

2

Czech Republic First League 11/05/24

D

Slavia Prague

Slavia Prague

0

Sparta Prague

Sparta Prague

0

Czech Republic First League 05/05/24

W

Slovacko

Slovacko

2

Sparta Prague

Sparta Prague

4

Czech Republic First League 28/04/24

W

Sigma Olomouc

Sigma Olomouc

1

Sparta Prague

Sparta Prague

4

Liverpool's Cody Gakpo
Cody Gakpo has scored 65% of his goals this season at Anfield – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Cody Gakpo

Cody Gakpo has two goals and two assists in the Europa League this season and they have all come when playing at Anfield, which bodes well for his chances to perform this week against Sparta Prague.

Playing at Anfield is perfect for the Dutchman

As mentioned above, Gakpo thrives at Anfield with seven of his 11 strikes this season coming in front of the Liverpool fans. So, leading the line in an otherwise inexperienced team, Gakpo will be expected step up and impress.

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