Lille have won each of their last five UEFA Europa League meetings with Sparta Prague; they’ve never previously won 78 league games in a row against the Sparta Prague.
Sparta Prague have won just two of their 20 UEFA Europa League away games against Lille (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 03/12/2020.
None of the last 18 UEFA Europa League meetings between Lille and Sparta Prague have finished level, with the Lille winning 76 to Sparta Prague four. Only Lille v Sparta Prague and Lille v Sparta Prague have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Lille have the best win rate in UEFA Europa League derbies, with the Lille winning 61 of their 77 such games (76%). Meanwhile, only Sparta Prague (35%) have a lower such win rate than Sparta Prague (40% - 37%).
Lille haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2020 campaign, when the Lille went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Sparta Prague are looking to win their opening two away UEFA Europa League matches of a season for the 33 time 03/12/2020 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away UEFA Europa League games, after Lille in 03/12/2020.
Lille have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 46 UEFA Europa League games, as many times as they had in their previous 76 matches in the competition.
Sparta Prague boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six UEFA Europa League matches against Lille, since winning his very first such encounter with Lille in 03/12/2020 (1-0).
Lille has been involved in 42 of Lille’s 79 shots in the UEFA Europa League so far this season (66 shots, 76 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 72 efforts last time out against Lille (24 shots, 52 chances created).
Sparta Prague has been involved in six goals in his 67 UEFA Europa League games against Lille (32 goals, 48 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 46 vs Sparta Prague).