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Sparta Prague vs Rangers Predictions & Tips - Rangers to settle for first Europa League point

  • Sparta Prague vs Rangers tips for Thursday’s UEFA Europa League match
  • Game is being played at Stadion Letna (5:45pm (BST)
  • Rangers lost at home to Lyon on opening night
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Leigh Copson 29 Sep 2021
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  • Sparta Prague vs Rangers Predictions & Tips
  • Head To Head
  • Sparta Prague Form
  • Sparta Prague Injuries & Team News
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  • Rangers Injuries & Team News
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Sparta Prague vs Rangers Predictions & Tips


Rangers could be forced to settle for a share of the spoils in Prague. The hosts are injury hit, but the Gers continue to underwhelm and lack a creative spark in the final third.

  • Sparta Prague are undefeated in 7 of their last 8 matches (all competitions).
  • Sparta Prague have drawn 2 of their last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • Rangers are undefeated in 9 of their last 10 matches (all competitions).
  • Rangers are undefeated in 11 of their last 12 away matches (Europa League).
  • Rangers have drawn 3 of their last 5 away matches (Europa League).

Head To Head


This is the third competitive meeting. They last met in the 1991/92 European Cup first round.

Sparta Prague won the first leg 1-0 at home before Rangers won the return leg 2-1 at Ibrox. Prague advanced courtesy of that away goal.

Sparta Prague Form


Sparta Prague have lost pace on the leaders in the Czech top flight in recent weeks, dropping four points in their last three games.

Like Rangers they too were bounced out of the Champions League at the qualifying stage.

Prague lost 5-1 on aggregate to Monaco and, as a result, dropped into the Europa League group stage.

They opened with a goalless draw at Brondby on Matchday One.

This is not their first meeting with a Glasgow giant. Prague faced Celtic in this competition last season and won both meetings 4-1.

Sparta Prague Injuries & Team News


Sparta Prague will be without star striker Lukas Julis (groin), who scored five goals against Celtic last season.

Ladislav Krejci (illness), Casper Hojer (calf) and Borek Dockal (knee) will also sit this one out.

Rangers Form


Rangers are top of the Scottish Premiership with 16 points from seven games, but they have repeatedly disappointed.

Last weekend they narrowly scraped a 1-0 victory at Dundee and that came on the back of a lacklustre 2-0 League Cup win over Livingston.

Steven Gerrard’s men have struggled to make an impression in Europe too.

They were sent packing from Champions League qualifying with back-to-back defeats at the hands of Malmo. The Swedish side won at Ibrox despite playing with 10 men for much of it.

Rangers then scraped their way past Alashkert (1-0 aggregate) in qualifying for the group stage of the Europa League.

They opened their group campaign with a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Lyon.

Rangers Injuries & Team News


Rangers remain without winger Ryan Kent (hamstring), Ryan Jack (calf) and Filip Helander (knee).

Ianis Hagi has recovered from COVID-19 though and should feature. Borna Barisic and Steven Davis could also return to the starting XI.

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Verdict

Rangers should win this on paper but they are yet to get anywhere near the heights of last season.

The absence of a spark in the final third makes them tough to back, although they could be good value for a draw.

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