Sparta Prague Vs Dinamo Zagreb – The Sports Mole previews Thursday’s Europa League clash between Sparta Prague and Dinamo Zagreb, including predictions, team news and possible fixtures.
Sparta Prague Vs Dinamo Zagreb
Dinamo will look to finish the job and secure a place in the Europa League group stage when they travel to the Czech Republic after winning the first leg 3-1 last week.
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After failing to qualify for European competition last season, Sparta Prague have at least secured a place in the Europa League this term, but their chances of booking a spot in the Europa League group after last week’s defeat to Dinamo.
Sparta looked set to go in at half-time after Ladislav Krejci scored from the penalty spot in the 39th minute, but Dinamo equalized five minutes later through Dario Špikić before second-half strikes from Dino Perić and Luka Ivanušec helped. the Croatian team takes control of the tie.
Brian Priske’s side responded with a 3-1 home win over Karvin in the Czech First Division on Sunday – a result that ended a three-game winless streak in all competitions. Adam Karabec and Matej Rynes were on the scoresheet before the former was sent off for violent conduct just before the hour mark, and while Karvina’s Rajmund Mikus’ late strike set up a nervy finish for the hosts, David Pavelka pulled his two goals back. cushion to maintain their unbeaten start to the new league season.
Sparta have now won six of their last nine home games in all competitions, but their last home game two weeks ago ended in disappointing fashion, as they lost 4-2 on penalties to Copenhagen after a 3-3 draw. -pull out a leg with a fall in the third round of the Championship of Champions.
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The Czech Republic will be hoping for more success on Thursday and will need to step up their game if they are to beat Dinamo on aggregate for a second time in Europa League qualifying, having already won on away rule after making it 3-3 in two defeats ends . legs in the first round of the 2008-09 qualification.
Dinamo Zagreb’s first win over Sparta was their first under coach Sergej Jakirović, who replaced Igor Bišćan just an hour after they were knocked out of the Champions League qualification just under two weeks ago.
Jakirović made it two wins from two after leading his new team to a 2-1 win over Rijeka in the derby against Rijeka in Croatia 1. HNL last Sunday with goals from Marko Bulat and Bruno Petković, although they are eight points behind leaders Hajuk in the series. Division.
The 46-year-old is now preparing for another “tough game” against Sparta on Thursday and has urged his players to “prepare well” for the second leg if they are to progress to Europe’s group stage of the league.
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Dinamo will be confident of success against the Czech Republic after collecting an eight-match away run, although they have never lost against Sparta in their previous four meetings in all competitions.
After making six changes to the side that beat Karvina last weekend, it is expected that the coach of Sparta Prague Priska will return to the same line-up that started in the first game against Dinamo Zagreb.
Krejci and Filip Panak could return to centre-back and start alongside Asger Sorensen, while Tomas Wiesner and Jaroslav Zeleny could tackle the flanking roles either side of the midfield duo of Lukas Sadilek and Kaan Kairinen.
Veljko Birmancevic and Lukas Haraslin are expected to return to the attack, while Rynes, Victor Olatunji and Jan Kutcha will battle for the last spot in the attack.
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For Dinamo, Ivan Nevistic has started the last two games between the sticks since star goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic left for Fenerbahce last week, and is expected to retain his place in the starting XI on Thursday.
Perić and Stefan Ristovski could continue their partnership at centre-back, while Martin Baturina will hope to start his third game in a row in midfield ahead of Bohdan Mykhaylichenko.
Petkovic ended his seven-goal streak when he scored last weekend, and the Croatia forward will once again lead the line, with Josip Drmić and Mahir Emreli covering him on the substitutes’ bench.
It’s up to Sparta Prague to win the game against Dinamo Zagreb at home and show a greater threat in the final third if they want to make up for the two-goal deficit.
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However, the visitors seem to have turned a corner following the appointment of Jakirović and we expect the Croatian side to pick up another win to secure a place in the Europa League group stage.
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