Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Sparta Prague and Celtic square off against each other at Generali Ceska pojistovna Arena in the Europa League round 4. Sparta aim to build on a thrilling 4-1 win over Celtic, and they are likely to adopt yet another attack-minded approach. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Lukas Julis, who scored a hat-trick in Glasgow. The Hoops, on the other hand, are eyeing their first win of the process.
Neil Lennon’s troops have been struggling in the Europa League this season, and seeing that several Sparta Prague footballers return to contention after recovering from coronavirus, we predict that the visitors are going to return to Scotland empty-handed. The likes of Forrest and Jullien remain in the recovery room for Celtic, while talented French attacker Edouard should be recalled to the starting XI after finding the net in a 2-2 draw with Hibernian at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (Michal Travnik):
Michal Travnik is a Czech Republic footballer who plays for Jablonec as a midfielder. Michal Travnik started his youth career at Slovacko and he continued playing for the Metstky fotbalovy stadion outfit at senior level.
After making 66 appearances for Slovacko, in which he scored five goals, Travnik moved to fellow Czech side Jablonec in 2015. The prolific midfielder quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Jablonec and he is likely to play an important role in the Czech team in the 2018/2019 Europa League campaign.
Michal Travnik has 16 caps for Czech Republic U21 team and he made his debut for the senior team in a 1-0 win over Nigeria in June, 2018. The 175cm-tall footballer produces his best performances as a central midfielder, but he is equally good as a defensive midfielder. He has a contract with Jablonec which should expire on June 30, 2020. The player’s agents are GLOBAL SPORTS a.s.
Highlighted Team (Celtic):
The Celtic Football Club boasts a proud over 100-year long history which has made The Bhoys a global brand thanks to their unprecedented social awareness that dates to the very beginnings of this Scottish club. Celtic was founded in 1887 with the purpose of alleviating poverty in the immigrant Irish population in the East End of Glasgow by raising money to help their fellow citizens.
The charity legacy continues to this day with Celtic still preserving their charitable traditions through the Celtic FC Foundation. The Celts play their home matches at Celtic Park in front of 60,000 people. One of the two most successful football clubs in Scotland with 47 Scottish League Championship titles to their name, Celtic have a long-standing fierce rivalry with Rangers, with the clubs known as the Old Firm.
European Cup winners from season 1966-67 and runners-up two years later, Celtic have been regular in European competitions since their first appearance in 1962-63. Their other most standout results have been runners-up in the EUFA Cup in 2003 and Intercontinental Cup in 1967.