Match Preview: Lille 2-1 Sparta Prague Predictions and Betting Tips 03.12.2020

Tips & Predictions For Today, December 3, 2020.

League: Europa League – Group Stage – Round 5
Match: 18:55 Lille – Sparta Prague
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals
Odd: 1.57
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 2:1 WON!!!

Match Preview

  • Both Lille and Sparta Prague can still win this UEFA Europa League (UEL) group, but it’s unbeaten Lille (W2, D2) that are currently best placed to do so, and can even secure early qualification should they claim victory here. Just one loss across all competitions this season – which includes a 4-1 HT/FT victory in the reverse fixture – shows the sort of form Lille are in at the moment (W8, D7, L1), and is typified by the fact their last five wins have come despite a -2 handicap.
  • Firing on all cylinders, Lille’s 4-0 win in their last Ligue 1 (L1) outing saw them attempt an astonishing 31 shots – more than they’ve taken in any L1 game across the previous 15 seasons. However despite dominating the shot and corner count in both UEL home matches this term, both games ended in a score-draw after Lille conceded first.
  • Sparta Prague thumped Celtic 4-1 in consecutive matches, giving them a real chance of qualifying for the knockouts, despite a pair of three-goal margin defeats to start this UEL campaign. Subsequently those high-margin results mean all four of Sparta’s games have seen the same HT/FT result, alongside an average of 4.5 total goals per fixture.
  • Furthermore, with no away draw this season (W5, L2) and five of those seven games featuring over 3.5 goals, a good match looks likely here as the 12-time Czech champions attempt to improve their UEL group stage away record (W6, D5, L9).
  • Players to watch: Lille and UEL group stage top scorer Yusuf Yazıcı has netted two hat-tricks so far, including one in the reverse fixture. Meanwhile, Lukáš Juliš has scored five goals across Sparta’s last two UEL games – that’s two more than he managed in his 19 prior UEL appearances.
  • Hot stat: There’s been over 1.5 first-half goals in 64.29% of Sparta’s games this season.
Head-to-head matches: LILLE – SPARTA PRAGUE
22.10.20 EL Sparta Prague Lille 1 : 4