Milan will welcome Sparta Prague at Stadio San Siro on Thursday for a match of the 2nd group stage round of Europa League. The Italians are on the 2nd position in the standings in group H of the tournament with three points, while the Czechs are down on the last 4th place with no points of yet.
Milan vs Sparta Prague Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last game||Last games||Last games home/away|
|Milan||Win||2 W/ 2 D/ 0 L||2 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
|Sparta Prague||Loss||0 W/ 2 D/ 2 L||0 W/ 0 D/ 2 L|
Last game between the teams: 10.03.2004 Champions League: Milan – Sparta Prague 4:1; Filipo Inzaghi 45’, Andrey Shevchenko 66’, 79’, Genaro Gattuso 85’; Tomas Jun 59’
Last game at this venue: 10.03.2004 Champions League: Milan – Sparta Prague 4:1; Filipo Inzaghi 45’, Andrey Shevchenko 66’, 79’, Genaro Gattuso 85’; Tomas Jun 59’
Worth mentioning: The teams of Milan and Sparta Prague have faced each other four times so far, twice in 1995 and twice in 2004. The meetings in 1995 were at the last-16 stage of then UEFA Cup (now Europa League) when Milan progress to the next phase after 2:0 victory at home and a goalless draw in the return leg in Prague. Nine years later, both sides were paired at the same stage, but this time in the Champions League. The first match was in the Czech Republic and again finished without goals, while two weeks later Milan triumphed with comprehensive 4:1 at home. Just one of the four encounters witnessed goals at both ends and only the same featured over 2,5 goals.
Milan vs Sparta Prague Stats
|As of 27.10||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Milan||Draw||8 W/ 2 D/ 0 L||4 W/ 1 D/ 0 L|
|Sparta Prague||Loss||7 W/ 0 D/ 3 L||5 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
Last game Milan: 26.10.2020 Serie A: Milan – Roma 3:3; Zlatan Ibrahimovic 2’, 79’(penalty), Alexis Saelemaekers 47’; Edin Dzeko 14’, Jordan Veretout 71’(penalty), Marash Kumbulla 84’
Top performers Milan: Zlatan Ibrahimovic 7 goals, Rafael Leao 2 goals 3 assists, Theo Hernandez 1 goal 1 assist.
Next game Milan: 01.11.2020 Serie A: Udinese – Milan
Last game Sparta Prague: 22.10.2020 Europa League: Sparta Prague – Lille 1:4; Borek Dockal 47’; Yusuf Yazici 45’, 60’, 75’, Jonathan Ikone 66’; Ladislav Krejci from the home team was sent off with straight red card in the 23’
Top performers Sparta Prague: Lukas Julis 6 goals, Adam Hlozek 4 goals 4 assists, Borek Dockal 3 goals 2 assists.
Next game Sparta Prague: 05.11.2020 Europa League: Celtic – Sparta Prague
|Last 10 games||GF:GA||Over 2.5 goals||BTTS||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Milan were held to a 3:3 draw by Roma at Stadio San Siro on Monday. After that game the Rossoneri are unbeaten in twenty-six consecutive outings, but saw their perfect start in Serie A put to an end. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored a brace in each of his last three league matches. All but one of Milan’s last five encounters produced over 2,5 goals, as also four saw both involved sides to score.
Sparta Prague last game was against Lille last Thursday, which the Czech side lost heavilly 1:4 at home. Prior to that defeat Sparta were on a run of five straight victories. No draw has been registered in the team’s ten previous encounters. Each of Sparta’s three defeats across the last seventeen matches came when playing at home. Four of their last five clashes resulted in over 2,5 goals, and each of the same also witnessed goals at both ends.
Milan vs Sparta Prague News
Missing players Milan: Gianluigi Donnarumma, Matteo Gabbia and Jens Hauge have tested positive for Covid 19. Mateo Musacchio and Ante Rebic are injured.
Missing players Sparta Prague: Ladislav Krejci is suspended. David Hancko, Filip Soucek and Lukas Stetina are injured. Ondrej Celustka and Dominik Plechaty are doubtful.
Milan vs Sparta Prague Predictions
Milan to win -1 handicap – 1.83 @ bet365