FC Emmen vs Sparta Rotterdam
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Friday, 5 March 2021
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: De Oude Meerdijk.
Dick Lukkien’s men are the worst team in the Dutch top flight. They are placed dead last in the table, and have won just twice all through this competition.
They have also been conceding goals in plenty this season, and are easily the major contender to get relegated at the end of 2020-21. Note that they also have a worrying h2h record against this rival over the years.
Meanwhile, the Castle Lords are going through one of the worst phases of any team in the Eredivisie. In fact, they are one of the only two teams to stay winless in the past five match-days in the league, and have been conceding goals in alarming numbers.
On top of that, most of the h2h match-ups over the years have also had goals in plenty.
By the looks of things, expect a high-scoring thriller this weekend between these two desperate squads.
Emmen vs Sparta Rotterdam: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse encounter had ended in a 2-1 win for Henk Fraser’s men.
- Eight of the former ten meetings had three or more goals.
- Six of the last eight clashes had goals from both teams.
- The previous six overall wins at this venue were evenly split into three each for either squad.
Emmen vs Sparta Rotterdam Prediction
Lukkien’s men were winless in 27 of their preceding 31 overall fixtures, and they have kept a total of just three clean sheets from their last 17 games.
At home, they have a single league victory since March of 2020, and they had lost six of their former seven appearances here.
On the other hand, their counterparts are on a three-game losing run, and they had conceded two or more goals in their last thee straight fixtures. They are also on a seven-match winless streak, and they have won just four times on the road since February of 2020.
Considering these stats, expect goals to come from both sides of the pitch this Friday.
Emmen vs Sparta Rotterdam: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.80 (4/5).