It's been 4.5 years without Sparta-Bohemians derby in our league, not that it's no.1 match of the autumn, but it still brings something extra, I think many people are looking forward to it.
Last time these 2 teams faced each other (02/03 season) Sparta won in Dolicek and managed to send Bohemians down to the 2nd division. 5127 spectators (incredibly low number, isn't it?) saw a 1-2 victory of Sparta, however the result was contumated to 0-3 later becuase of the famous "Ritchie incident
" - the insultation of incredibly poor linesman Talpa. (not that the other refs were of any quality...) Bohemians then had to play their home matches in Pardubice.
93/94 Sparta-Bohemians 5-0
93/94 Bohemians-Sparta 1-1 (6305)
94/95 Sparta-Bohemians 3-1
94/95 Bohemians-Sparta 1-2
96/97 Sparta-Bohemians 3-4
96/97 Bohemians-Sparta 0-1
99/00 Sparta-Bohemians 0-0 (10125)
99/00 Bohemians-Sparta 0-1
00/01 Bohemians-Sparta 4-2
00/01 Sparta-Bohemians 1-0
01/02 Bohemians-Sparta 2-1
01/02 Sparta-Bohemians 2-0
02/03 Sparta-Bohemians 3-0
02/03 Bohemians-Sparta 1-2
=> 0-3 (5127)
As you can see it's not like the derby with Slavia, Sparta won 9 times since 1993, Bohemians just managed to win 3 matches and got only 2 draws.
In Letna Bohemians won in 96/97, got a draw the season after but then were only losing.
Fans-wise it's like a feast mainly for Bohemians, they want to win against the unbeatable representant of evil
, the matches in Dolicek had often more than 10000 spectators while Sparta fans don't care that match (see the attendances on Letna).
This time it's different IMHO. We all know the recent story of Bohemians and what happened with the fans and despite the possition in the table we can expect the sector for hosts (2700) sold out and maybe other green-white fans elsewhere on the stadium. For Sparta it's first match against "the new Bohemka" (the cup match I don't count, nobody really cared) and they won't leave their players alone. Especially after promising results recently and huge victory in Most. I think 10000 fans will arrive and will see an entertaining match.
For me - it is a match of the autumn and I will also create my first flag and maybe also transparent.
Sparta will win the match if they score first goal, no question. I hope the lady luck is going to assist us and we will somehow (how?) score the first and have something to play for.