De Graafschap vs Sparta Rotterdam
Netherlands – Playoff
Date: Tuesday, 28th May 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: De Vijverberg (Doetinchem).
Sparta Rotterdam began their first leg on the right note, and opened their account in the eighth minute, putting the visitors under pressure. The guests tried their level best to get back into the tie, but the home team was up to the job.
But later in the second half, Sparta lost the plot. They conceded in the 67th minute, and right after, Graafschap piled on with a substitution. Disaster struck the hosts just six minutes later as the ref had to brandish red, reducing them to just ten.
The extra man on the pitch paid off at the end, as Graafshcap was awarded a penalty in injury time, which was duly converted.
De Graafschap vs Sparta Rotterdam Head-to-head (h2h)
- Graafschap won three of the last four meetings.
- 13 of the last 16 wins went to the teams at home.
- Since 2000, only once has Graafschap lost at this venue.
- Sparta conceded three or more goals in three of their last five visits to this stadium.
De Graafschap vs Sparta Rotterdam Prediction
Graafschap has the home advantage, and they lead in aggregate scoreline as well. Going on, they have two away goals on the board, and they have the experience of spending in the much better Eredivisie this last season, whereas Sparta comes from the Eerste.
Moreover, only once has the hosts lost at this venue since 2000, and Sparta conceded three or more goals in three of the last five h2h encounters at this stadium.
All the home team needs to do is sit deep and hit the visitors on the counter, as they will be forced to attack. Count on Graafschap to keep playing in the top division for at least another year.
De Graafschap vs Sparta Rotterdam Betting Tips
Double Chance: De Graafschap or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9)
The Hosts to Open the Scoring @ 1.80 (4/5).