Match: Slavia Praha – Anderlecht Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Thursday, 18 August, 2016
Start time: 18:00 UK
Slavia Praha hosts Anderlecht in a first match who will decide which team will play in the Europe League group stage.
Seven years later the team of Slavia Prague returned to European club competitions. The last time they participated in the groups of the tournament was in the 2009/10 season. Now Sparta started participation from the second qualifying round as there were many problems against Estonian Levadia. They lost the first match 1:3, but won the second leg 2:0 and qualify to next round. In the third qualifying round again Czech team move forward after two draws against Rio Ave – 0:0 at home and 1:1 in Portugal. On playoffs Slavia will face the Belgian giants Anderlecht and will have to be on top of his game if they want to enter in groups. Over the weekend Slavia made it 1:1 with height, recording a second consecutive equal match of the season in the Czech League, which occupies 12th position.
The ambitions of Anderlecht were related to participation in the Champions League, but the team left the competition in the third qualifying round after being eliminated from Rostov. Anderlecht made a 2:2 in the first game as a guest, but failed at home and lost 0:2. Thus, the Belgian team will have to make amends to their fans to participate in the Europa League. Last season Anderlecht reached the eighth-finals of the competition. The team came out strong group company of Monaco, Tottenham and Karabakh eliminated Olympiakos, but was eliminated by Shakhtar Donetsk.
Anderlecht has a lot more experience in European club competitions, and as presently constituted can see the names of the players who participated in the Euro 2016 as Alexandru Chipciu. The opportunity of success of 33-time champion of Belgium in this game is very profitable and I think they have the necessary class to leave as winners of Prague.
Tip: Anderlecht to win @ 6/5 (2.50) with Bet365