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Liverpool vs Sparta – Hosts to win by three goals

| 24.02.2011

Liverpool’s betting odds of 7/1 to beat Sparta Prague 3-0 may be the worth considering in the second leg of their Europa League clash at Anfield, based on the recent performances of the Czech outfit on their visits to England.

Match Odds

Fiorentina were the last team to win at Anfield in Europe and Liverpool have been unbeaten in their nine home games since.

Meanwhile, Liverpool also won at home on the last occasion they hosted Czech opposition, when beating Slovan Liberec in the 2001 UEFA Cup.

It is 3/10 in the Europa League betting that Liverpool win the second leg of the last-32 showdown, which would be enough to see them qualify following their draw in Prague.

Either Lech Poznan or Braga await the winners in the last 16 of the competition.

Sparta Prague are 7/1 to beat Liverpool, while their chances of qualifying would increase dramatically if they manage to score an away goal.

It is 10/3 that the game ends all square and any score draw would be enough to send Sparta through, while if the clash finishes 0-0 after 90 minutes then extra time will be played.

Correct Scoreline

Sparta’s record on English soil is not the best as they have won on just one of their seven visits, which includes no victories in any of their last five.

Furthermore, they have lost by three-goal margins in each of their last three visits.

Liverpool have kept clean sheets in five of their last six games and there is every chance they will do so again against Sparta.

Therefore, 3-0 could be an expected result, while it is 12/1 that Liverpool win 4-1.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.