Match Preview – Liberec vs Sparta
Liberec is onw of the teams that have never left the Czech league and i salso the first non-Prague team with has won a title. Look at the info and stats before our Saturday game against Liberec.
- Match: FC Slovan Liberec – AC Sparta Praha
- Date: 2nd March, 2019
- Kick-off: 5:00 PM CET
- Competition: FORTUNA:LIGA
- Venue: Stadion U Nisy
- Referees: Franěk - Vlasjuk, Vitner
FC Slovan Liberec – the 18/19 season so far
After the last round Slovan is in the best six. During the winter Liberec has reinforced offensive by an striker Libor Kozák with expeciences from national team, Lazio Roma or Aston Villa. He scored two goals in three league games. Midfielder Jan Sýkora came on loan from Slavia. Goalkeepers Olivier Vliegen (from RSC Anderlecht) and Milan Knobloch (from FK Pardubice), striker Petar Musa (on loan from SK Slavia Praha) are other new players in the team.
Liberec on the other hand lost the key midfielder Petr Ševčík (to Slavia) and goalkeeper Václav Hladký (to St. Mirren FC). Milan Kerbr (to Apollon Limassol), Radek Voltr (to 1. FK Příbram), or Elvis Mashike Sukisa (to FK Viktoria Žižkov) also left the club. Rolando Aarons returned to Newcastle United after the end of loan.
The balance of Liberec this season? Eight wins, seven draws and the same number of defeats. Slovan scored 24 goals and received 19 goals. The top scorer is Roman Potočný with five goals.
Our last defeat with Liberec dates back to November 2015. Then Sparta won four times and twice tied.
Head-to-Head in Czech league since 1993:
- Matches: 51 (27 Sparta wins, 10 draws, 14 Liberec wins)
- The most common result: 1-0, 1-1 (6x)
- The most goals scored in a single match: 8 (Sparta won 7-1 in 1994/95)
- The best Sparta scorer: Vratislav Lokvenc (10x)
- Goals scored in total: 138 (2.7/game)
- Yellow cards in total: 208 (4.1/game)
- Red cards in total: 9 (0/game)
- The last 5 matches from Sparta point of view: (4-1, 2-0, 1-1, 1-0, 0-0)
The last meeting
FORTUNA:LIGA 9th round, 22/9/2018: AC Sparta Praha - FC Slovan Liberec 4:1 (3:0)
Goals: 17. a 90. Stanciu, 27. a 34. Tetteh - 89. Potočný. Yellow cards: Radaković - Potočný, Breite, Koscelník. RC: Vuklišević. Referees: Ardeleanu - Myška, Caletka. Attendance: 11867.
Sparta: Nita - Chipciu, Radaković, Kaya, Costa - Stanciu, Frýdek, Kanga (68. Sáček), Plavšić (58. Ćivić) - Tetteh (75. Mebrahtu), Šural.
Liberec: Hladký - Vuklišević, Kerbr, Kačaraba (46. Mashike Sukisa) - Mikula, Breite, Ševčík, Hybš - Aarons (61. Koscelník), Oršula (78. Malinský), Potočný.