Rapid Wien Vs Sparta Prague predictions ahead of UEFA Champions League Qualification tonight. Rapid Wien host Czech Champions Sparta Prague at the Allianz Stadion in Austria.
Rapid Vienna will get their Champions League campaign underway this week with a major boast, after recording a massive 6-0 win over SC Wiener Viktoria in the UNIQA OFB Austrian Cup last Friday. SC Wiener Viktoria played by a man-down in that first round of the Austrian Cup following a dismissal Viktor Petrovic in the 29th minute, but should nonetheless prove a useful workout ahead of Sparta Prague visit.
Dietmar Kuehbauer’s men have won four games in their last six in all competition, registering a 2-2 draw against SKN St. Poelten and a goal-less draw against Lokomotiv Moscow.
The Australian side face a huge blow ahead of this campaign following the departure of their key forward Yusuf Demir to Barcelona on a season-long loan with an option to make his stay permanent next summer, so former Barnsley attacking midfielder Christoph Knasmullner may keep his place after scoring in Rapid’s Cup win last week.
Sparta Prague, meanwhile, are yet to take part in a competitive match this summer, with their last game of any significance being May’s Czech Cup semi-final defeat to city rivals Slavia. They’ve won 4 of their last 6 games in all competition, a 3-2 tight loss to Wolfsberger AC who finished fifth in the Austria league last season and a 2-2 draw against Dinamo Moscow last Monday.
Prior to that minor setback, Sparta had previously ended the 2020-21 league on a high, with five straight victories, and gone on to win four out of four friendly matches upon their return.
- Full-time Home win – FT:1X2 (1) at Odd 2.40, the hosts have had a stable momentum at the moment and Sparta Prague last recorded a win in a club friendly ten years ago.
- Draw No Bet – FT (1) at 1.70
- Christoph Knasmullner to Score at Anytime.