Europa League betting preview: Sparta Prague v Liverpool
Liverpool travel to the Czech Republic tonight to face Sparta Prague in their Europa League round of 32 first-leg tie.
The Reds have included a number of youngsters in their squad, including youth team striker Raheem Sterling, who only turned 16 last December. The former QPR player scored 5 goals in a 9-0 FA Youth Cup victory on Monday. Fellow youth team members John Flanagan, Conor Coady, Jack Robinson and Tom Ince have also travelled, as has £35 million striker Andy Carroll, although he will only train as he continues his recovery from a thigh injury. Captain Steven Gerrard and defender Daniel Agger are both missing from the squad due to injury.
Bet365 make Liverpool the 11/10 favourites to win the match, with Sparta offered at 5/2. The draw is available at 9/4. Luis Suarez is 4/1 favourite to score the first goal, while Sterling is 7/2 to score at anytime.