The teams will compete for the fourth time this season. One week ago, Slovácko won the league superstructure on Sparta 2: 1 and won two of the three competition duels of the year. In November, the Prague team suffered a 0: 4 debacle in the last match in Uherské Hradiště and evened their highest defeat in independent league history.
Sparta finished the season of the highest competition in third place, Slovácko was fourth with a five-point loss. Both teams already have a certain start in the qualification for European cups. The winner of the MOL Cup will secure a participation in the 3rd preliminary round of the European Conference League and under certain circumstances may jump to the 3rd preliminary round of a higher quality European League.
Slovácko lost the finals in 2005 and 2009, in the second case even as a second-league team. The Spartans played 11 cup finals in their own history and succeeded in seven cases. The last time was two years ago, when they won the trophy in Liberec 2: 1.
It is played at the Slovácko stadium because it was a worse team on the day of the semifinals in the table of cup coefficients for the years 2017 to 2021.