One safer, one treble – that’s how we’re betting on Liverpool-Sparta Prague

Klopp can rest in favour in the Europa League return leg as Liverpool start from a four-goal lead at Anfield Road.

The Europa League return leg between Liverpool and Sparta Prague turned into a formality after the Reds won 5-1 away from home. There should be no question who progresses to the next round on home soil, but we’ll try to hunt down a better odds on the second leg.

Team news

Liverpool are still in a grind, with the four-front battle forcing the team to play Thursday-Sunday for weeks now, and the real grind is just about to start after the national team break. Liverpool are coming off a PL tie against Manchester City and with an FA Cup semi-final at home to Manchester United this weekend, it’s guaranteed that a thoroughly shaken 11 will take to the field.

In terms of injuries, Klopp will be without 8 players, with Ibrahima Konaté the only one freshly injured. The rotation will also give several youngsters an opportunity, with McConnell and Clark both looking likely to play in midfield, which also means that Soboszlai is unlikely to start on Thursday. Koumas also has a good chance of playing on the attacking front.

Last week for Sparta will not go down as one of the best moments of the season. Although they had Liverpool under pressure on several occasions, the result was an ugly defeat. They followed that up with a weekend clash against Plzen in the Czech league, but were beaten by a four-goal scoreline there too. It will be hard to recover after two such slaps on the wrist, the only thing in their favour is that they can now really take to Anfield Road with no stakes and a sense of liberation.

Free betting tip for Liverpool vs Sparta Prague

It’s not an easy encounter to bet on, with almost no stakes left and Liverpool will be fielding a heavily rotated eleven, where it will be difficult to keep the players motivated in such a busy period. What we are hoping for is a peaceful match, as Liverpool are one of the most fair teams, especially in games like this one, where there is no let-up. Last Thursday the sides were only shown two cards, and realistically the Portuguese referee could show a maximum of three cards.

Also, for almost a treble on 22bet, it may be worth taking the fact that the home team will not receive a card, as they have only received one (!) card in three games at home in the EL this season, and the Reds also got away without a card in Prague.

One safer, one treble – that’s how we’re betting on Liverpool-Sparta Prague

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