Sparta Prague remain unbeaten with this group, drawing against Asteras Tripolis and Schalke 04 and winning against APOEL Nicosia. They have already been pretty good within this competition within the last couple of years - losing just one occasion in their last ten Europa League matches.
Sparta Prague`s recent form is a bit shaky. They won 3-0 against Bohemians 1905 two weeks ago, but lost their last match against Viktoria Plzen last weekend with 2-1.
Sparta Prague have played total of twelve times against German sides in Europe, and record is decent. They won four, drew three and lost 5x in those matches.
Sparta Prague are incredibly strong home side with this competition. They won eleven and drew seven in their last nineteen home games inside the Europa League, and only home defeat within the last three years came against Chelsea.
Schalke 04 have reached the top of the Group K, and in many cases one point using this match could well be probably enough for the kids. They easily beat APOEL Nicosia with 0-3 and Asteras Tripolis with 4-0, before drawing 2-2 against Sparta Prague within the last few round.
Strikers Franco di Santo and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar both are in great goalscoring form on this competition. Di Santo has scored four goals, while Huntelaar scored three goals thus far.
Schalke 04 have played total of eleven matches against Czech sides, winning six and drawing 3 x in those games.
Schalke 04`s recent domestic form will never be that good. They lost each of the last three competitive matches. They got defeated twice against Borussia Monchengladbach within the Bundesliga along with the DFB Cup, plus drew their last game with 1-1 against Ingolstadt.
Schalke 04`s recent Europa League matches are already full of goals. Each of the last six games in this particular competition have ended with a minimum of three goals scored, as well as in each of those six matches Schalke 04 have scored 2 or more goals.
Sparta Prague are very good home side, but Schalke 04 includes a good record against Czech teams and were dominant in all of the Europa League matches this year. Schalke 04 probably will win their last two games against Asteras Tripolis and APOEL Nicosia on this group, so they could well be satisfied with some point here.
I expect this for being another close encounter between two good sides, and I believe the visitors will continue to be unbeaten here. Take the double chance bet on Schalke 04 with this match.
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