On Thursday evening, Sparta Prague and Real Betis clash at the Epet Arena in Group C in the Europa League.Sparta Prague form guide
The team from the Czech Republic has been in good form lately, as they have won four of their last five games in all competitions.
Their defensive displays have played a key role in Sparta’s recent good run, as they have kept clean sheets in three of their last four matches.
Despite a strong recent run of form, Sparta heads into this clash on the back of a three-game winless run in the Europa League.
Brian Priske’s team is in third place in the group, three points behind second-place Rangers. A win would put the home team back into contention for a place in the competition's knockout stages.
Sparta Prague have a strong recent home record in the Europa League, as they are unbeaten in four matches on home soil, having recorded three wins and one draw.
Meanwhile, they have also scored at least two goals in four of their last five home games in the Europa League.Real Betis form guide
Los Verdiblancos heads into this game on the back of a 13-game unbeaten run in all competitions, having recorded six wins and one draw in their last seven games.
After losing their opening Group C game, Real Betis have recorded three straight victories.
Real Betis have a mixed recent away record in the Europa League. However, the Andalusians have won four of their previous six matches on their travels in the Europa League.
Their recent away games in the competition have been low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in five of their last seven matches on their travels.What am I backing?
Sparta have been strong on home soil in the Europa League. However, I am backing Betis to continue their good form by recording a narrow victory.