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Monaco will attempt to book their place in the playoff round of the 2021-22 season Champions League if you are welcome Sparta Prague for the second leg of their third qualifying round on Tuesday.
The Ligue 1 team are in a strong position to advance to the next round after they scored in the first leg of the game last week thanks to goals from. took a 2-0 win Aurelien Tchouameni and Kevin Volland.
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Monaco haven’t played in the Champions League since the 2018/19 season when they finished fourth in Group A, which included Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.
However, as is well known, the Ligue 1 team reached the semi-finals of the European Cup 2016-17, and Niko KovacThe SV team occupy a sovereign position in this duel thanks to a two-goal success in the first leg in Prague.
Tchouameni broke through in the 37th minute of the competition before Volland struck an hour ago, which meant Sparta had some serious business to reverse the tie at Stade Louis II.
Monaco opened its Ligue 1 2021/22 season on Friday evening and shared the points in a 1-1 draw with Nantes; Gelson Martins sent Kovac’s team into the lead in the 14th minute of the competition, however Jean-Charles Castelletto just before the break the points leveled.
Les Monegasques finished third in France’s top division last season and will want another strong national season. They also hope that Champions League football can be secured.
Sparta has also been in the league since the first leg and recorded a 2-0 win against Karvina on Saturday, making them the leaders of the Czech league with nine points from three games.
The Reds finished second behind Slavia Prague in the top division of the Czechs last season, which secured them qualification for the second qualifying round of this year’s Champions League on the way.
Pavel Vrbas team played in the group stage of last season’s Europa League, finishing third in Group H behind AC Milan and Lille.
Sparta’s domestic form this season has been impressive but they need to show one of their best European performances lately to break two goals behind a strong Monaco side to continue their journey this season.
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Monaco coach Kovac changed his starting XI for Friday’s Ligue 1 game against Nantes Wissam Ben Yedder, Alexander Golovin and Youssouf Fofana fall out sideways.
All three players are expected to be back on the team on Tuesday, while players like Volland, Gelson Martins and Beniot Badiashile are set to retain their positions from the start.
Kovac might be tempted to switch his line-up to a defensive one to secure the two-goal lead, but another goal for the Ligue 1 side could destroy Sparta’s hopes for a comeback, which means it’s another offensive 4 -4 could be -2 formation for the home side here.
As for Sparta, Vrba picked a strong side again for his side’s league game against Karvina on Saturday and the head coach will not be able to afford the luxury of making many changes for this game due to his importance.
The quick turnaround, especially considering that Monaco played on Friday, is far from ideal, and things like that David Moberg-Karlsson, Jakub Pesek and Adam Hlozek will all be in the starting XI.
Visitors will likely line up in a 4-3-3 formation, with Borek Dockal acted as an advanced midfielder while Tomas Wiesner should the right defender be given the nod.
Monaco possible starting line-up:
Navel; Aguilar, Disasi, Badiashile, Henrique; Martins, Fofana, Tchouameni, Golovin; Ben Yedder, Volland
Sparta Prague possible starting line-up:
Nita; Wiesner, Panak, Hancko, Polidar; Sacek, Pavelka, Dockal; Moberg-Karlsson, Hlozek, Pesek
Probability: Monaco 2-1 Sparta Prague (Monaco 4-1 in total)
Sparta has a huge task ahead of them in this competition and we find it incredibly difficult to support them to get the result they want. Monaco were impressive in the first leg and we believe Ligue 1 will also win the second leg to move comfortably into the playoffs.
Best betting tip for this match
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