Competition: Champions League
Market: Sparta Prague to win against Steaua Bucharest
Odds: 8/15 @ Bet 365
Sparta Prague welcome Steaua Bucharest to the Generali Arena for the first leg of the third round of tonight’s Champions League qualifier, and are favourites to win the home leg to put themselves in a great position of reaching the playoffs.
Sparta finished second in the Czech top flight last season and were outstanding on home soil, winning 14 of 15 games at the Generali Arena. They have played 140 games in 26 seasons in the Champions League, while having racked up 16 seasons in the UEFA Cup/Europa League too.
Such experience is sure to see them take control of the home leg, but Steaua are no slouches. The Romanian visitors were runners up in their domestic league, but their Achilles heel was their away form. They failed to win seven of 13 games on the road prior to the league break and could come unstuck tonight as a result.
Sparta boast real European pedigree and seldom lose on home soil, while their opponents Steaua have failed to qualify for the Champions League or Europa League in the last two seasons. Bet 365 are giving odds of 8/15 for Prague to see past Bucharest tonight.
Bet: Sparta Prague to win against Steaua Bucharest in tonight’s Champions League @ 8/15 with Bet 365 >>