Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Sparta Prague will host the 4th game in group K of the Europa League in Strahov stadium on Thursday evening against Schalke 04. Both teams are still unbeaten in the Europa League. Schalke is currently the leader in their group with 7 points out of 3 matches, Sparta Prague is second with 5 points. During the first confrontation between both teams Sparta Prague showed to be tough opponent for Schalke 04. The team from Czech Republic even took the lead but unfortunately weren't able to beat Schalke 04. We predict Schalke 04 to have another tough evening in Prague, with the help of the home fans Sparta Prague should be able to stunt and beat Schalke 04.
Highlighted Team (Schalke 04):
Schalke 04 are a professional football club founded in 1904. Die Knappen (The Miners) compete in German Bundesliga and they have won seven domestic titles. Schalke have clinched five German Cup trophies as well, while lifting the UEFA Cup title in 1997. The German club defeated Italian side Inter on penalties in the title game and that was the last time the final of the competition was played in a two-legged format.
Schalke 04 play their home matches at Veltins-Arena, the stadium that has been the home of the team since 2001. The capacity of Veltins-Arena is 62,271. It is well known that Borussia Dortmund are Schalke’s main rivals and the Ruhy neighbours face each other in the Revierderby.
The likes of Klaus Fichtel (477), Norbert Nigbur (355), Rolf Russmann (304), Klaus Fischer (295), Olaf Thon (295) and Herbert Lutkebohmert (286) are the players with most appearances for die Knappen. The colour of Schalke’s home kit is blue.