Trabzonspor vs Sparta Prague for the Europa League qualification match on Thursday at Medical Park Stadium.
Next Thursday, 15th August 2019, Trabzonspor and Sparta Prague face each other for a UEFA Europa League Qualifying game. The match has kick-off at 18:30 at Senol Gunes Stadium (Trabzon).
Against expectations, Sparta was at home with a two-goal lead until the 85th minute. But the Turkish team’s absolute quality was in full display when they made a comeback, with them scoring two goals in just four minutes.
More important than the goals, was their status, which was scoring away from home.
The momentum has shifted massively in favour of the Turkish team and will undoubtedly play an essential role in the outcome of this second leg. If we add Trabzonspor’s home advantage and the games, Prague has played away from home, then the picture gets clearer.
Clashes between the two teams
Only a single draw has been played between the clubs to this point.
The Turkish team are unbeaten in their last 16 games in a row and have had a winning streak of five wins in the middle of it. They have also scored two or more goals in seven of the last nine games.
At home, the team is unbeaten in the last seven games and has won five. They have also scored two or more goals in six of those games. Continuing, they have been invincible in 18 of their last 21 games.
On the other hand, Sparta has been without wins in the last seven clashes and in eight of the last ten away from home. In the process, they have conceded two or more goals in four of their last six games overall, and in five of their previous seven.
Besides, Prague really lost the round at home. The confidence that Trabzonspor received from the draw, along with their form, will easily help the hosts deal with this hurdle.