Sparta Rotterdam – Utrecht : Preview & Prediction
Sparta Rotterdam and Utrecht face off in the Sparta-Stadion Het Kasteel in a match of the 13th round of the Eredivisie. These teams have only met twice recently: on 14-01-2017, ending with Utrecht’s (1-2) win, and on 25-09-2016, ending with Utrecht’s (2-0) win. Although this is a game between 14th and 5th of the overall ranking, it is actually a game between the 10th place in home games and the 11th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 14th place with 11 points earned after 2 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they drew at home to Heerenveen by (0-0). In the last match, tied off for Willem II by (2-2). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 8 points, against only 3 in their games as a visitor. For the championship, Sparta Rotterdam won 8 points in 18 chances, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in their last 6 games at their stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. This is a team that scored few times first and they only managed to open the scoring in 3 of their last 12 games for the Eredivisie, of those 3 reached the break in advantage in all and won in the late 90 ‘in 2. In 12 games in the competition , never managed to turn the board in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The team is in the 14th place in the national league table with 11 points drawn in 12 games played so far, with two wins, five draws and five defeats. They scored ten goals, conceded nineteen goals and have the negative balance of nine goals.
After an irregular start, where he stayed in the relegation zone at the start of the championship, the team changed their playing style as they acted offensively last season and thus gained access to the first division this year. But faced with lower quality team, and against teams with better technique this way of acting did not work very well and the defeats happened in large numbers. Now with a more defensive and compact style, the positive results began to appear and with that they went up on the leaderboard. They have not lost for five games and their consistency is clear as they have conceded only four goals in those games. Acting at home the improvement is the same and has not lost within their domains for three games.
His goal is to continue in the elite division, but is close to the relegation zone and a defeat or a draw can put them in it. Therefore the win would be ideal to leave them outside the relegation zone and move away from the teams at the bottom of the table. His last match was out of the home against Willem II’s team and went 2-2.
The visiting team is currently in 5th place with 20 points earned after 6 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, he won away to Ajax by (1-2). In the last match, won at home to the Excelsior by (3-1). This is a team affected by the home factor, having won 7 points and 13 visitors in their stadium, with 13 goals scored and 11 goals conceded at home, against 7 goals scored and 11 suffered as a visitor. In the championship, Utrecht won 7 points in 18 chances, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in their last 6 away games. The team allowed their opponents’ goals in 9 of the last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they managed to achieve in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In his games as a visitor there is a tendency to have goals, since 34 of his last 52 games finished with More than 2.5 goals. In 12 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The team is in fifth place on the national league table with 20 points drawn in 12 games played so far with six wins, two draws and four defeats. They scored twenty goals, conceded twenty-two goals and have the negative balance of two goals.
Always among the best teams in the championship, they look to keep up the good performance of other seasons in that too. And with the current good campaign has presented a good offensive system in the league, but his defense is very irregular and is among the worst in the competition. With this, you need to have a lot of concentration in your games and try to suffer the least possible goals so that your attack continues to reverse the negative situation. They were going through an oscillation between good and bad results, but in the last rounds managed to maintain a good sequence of positive results and did not lose three games. Acting out of the home they had only one win in the competition and as always they suffered goals in all games like visitors.
Sparta Rotterdam – Utrecht : Betting Tips
Sparta Rotterdam – Win Odds: 3.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70