Our football match prediction:
Inter have been playing below expectations in the Europa League this term. The Nerazzurri failed to book their place in the knockout stages of the competition and they have nothing to play for in Thursday’s football game against Sparta Prague. Coach Stefano Pioli is unlikely to risk his key players against Sparta and there is every chance he will experiment in Inter’s last group game. Anyhow, the team’s pride will be at stake in the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza clash. The Czech outfit, on the other hand, kicked off their Europa League campaign with a 3-0 loss to Southampton, but they have been impressive in Group K ever since. Sparta Prague are on a four-game winning run in their group and they are high on confidence ahead of Thursday’s clash against Inter. David Holoubek’s men are eager to give fans yet another reason for celebration and we predict that they are going to beat Inter in Milano.
Highlighted Player (Ranocchia):
Andrea Ranocchia is an Italian football player born on the 16th of February 1988 in Assisi. Ranocchia started his football career playing in the youth of Perugia and Arezzo. After making his debut for the first team in 2006/2007 Ranocchia played for Genoa and Bari before Inter Milan showed their interest and transferred him to Milan as a part of a trade for Destro. Ranocchia plays for the Italian national team as well where he made his debut in November 2010. Unfortunately Ranocchia was not selected for the national team to play in the World Cup in 2014.With a length of 195cm Ranocchia is a tall strong central defender. Ranocchia is known for his tactical defensive vision. Despite his age Ranocchia played for a lot of difference football clubs, which made him, mature in his playing style. Ranocchia was part of the Bari squad that won the Serie B in 2008/2009. On the highest Italian level Ranocchia won the Coppa Italia in 2010/2011 with Inter Milan.
Highlighted Team (Sparta Prague):
Established in 1893, Sparta Prague is one of Europe’s oldest clubs and the most successful side in Czech Republic, having won no fewer than 36 league titles and 27 Czech Cup trophies. The club play their games at the Generali Arena in Prague and hold a long-lasting rivalry with Slavia Prague. Sparta Prague enjoyed their Golden Years in the 1960’s, when average attendance was nearly 40,000 and players like Jiri Tichy, Andrej Kvasnak and Vaclav Masek entertained the crowds week in week out. Rudi largely impressed in the maiden Champions League campaign during the 1991/92 season as they finished second in the semi-final group, meaning they were among top 4 European sides at the moment. Nevertheless, Sparta Prague have enjoyed little to no success on the European stage since, reaching the Champions League knockout stages on just one occasion, with their latest major coup the return of prodigal son Tomas Rosicky from Arsenal.