FC Emmen vs Sparta Rotterdam
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 15 December 2019
Kick-off at 11:15 UK / 12:15 CET
Venue: JenS Vesting (Emmen).
Two out-of-form sides meet in a contest that takes place at JenS Vesting, as FC Emmen take on Sparta Rotterdam.
FC Emmen vs Sparta Rotterdam: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (20 games): FC Emmen 7 wins, 6 Draws, Sparta Rotterdam 7 wins.
- FC Emmen have 3-4-3 record at home versus De Kasteelheren.
- Both teams have scored in four of last five head-to-head meetings.
- Six of their last seven encounters ended with more than 2.5 goals.
- Guests were first to score in five of their last six confrontations.
FC Emmen vs Sparta Rotterdam: Prediction
Defeat at Venlo makes that fourth game without a win for Emmen and bring back some unpleasant moments from the beginning of the season when they couldn’t pick up points to save their lives.
Dirk Lukkien’s men currently sit at 13th, with a WDL record of 4-3-9 (18:32 GD) and, being only two points away from Zwolle, dangerously close to the drop zone.
Their last home game was miraculous 1-1 draw v PSV Eindhoven. But to be honest, they aren’t half bad at JenS Vesting. Lukkien’s pupils have won fourteen of their fifteen points here, having scored 14 while conceding 10 goals.
De Kasteelheren were close to getting all the spoils v Heracles but Konings saw red and they were forced to retreat and defend for the rest of the game.
No one expected Henk Fraser’s side to be this good first season back in Eredivisie. Eleventh at the moment, having recorded five wins, five draws and six defeats (24:28 GD), with each passing fixture they’re closer and closer to securing another year at topflight.
Away from The Castle, Fraser’s men have one win, three draws and four defeats (8:18 GD). Currently on a three-game losing streak on travels, with the last one being 4-0 annihilation by Willem II.
Payne, Bakker, Hamrol, Jansen and Beste are all out for Emmen while guests will be missing Konings and Roberto.
Considering their h2h meetings and Emmen’s record at home to date, I think Over 2.5 goals is a safe bet. They’ve easily went over it in five of their last six games in front of their own crowd. I’d also try Draw No Bet Emmen, with Sparta’s away form being just woeful lately.
FC Emmen vs Sparta Rotterdam: Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50
Draw No Bet 1 @ 2.10.