MVV Maastricht vs Sparta Rotterdam
Dutch Eerste Divisie
Date: Friday, 2 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: De Geusselt (Maastricht).
MVV took just two points from matches against the likes of PSV II and Helmond Sport in last two rounds. It was a disappointing return from two very winnable affairs. They will now have a much tougher task to pick up the spoils against one of main contenders for the title and immediate return to the top flight of Dutch football.
Sparta Rotterdam sit second in the league table with a two-point deficit to leaders Go Ahead Eagles. They can’t afford any more slip-ups on the road where they won just one, drew three and lost one of five games so far in the competition. Only the top-placed side gets to enjoy the automatic Eredivisie promotion and Sparta are clearly in for a huge battle with the likes of Go Ahead and Twente for that spot.
MVV Maastricht vs Sparta Rotterdam: Head-to-head
Sparta completely dominated this match-up over the course of history.
They won 11 and lost only 4 of 28 matches against Sterrendragers.
De Kasteelheren won four on the spin against MVV netting as many as 13 goals in last three head to head wins.
MVV Maastricht vs Sparta Rotterdam: Prediction
The hosts have one of weakest attacking records in the entire league. They notched just 11 goals in 11 games so far. Interestingly, they have a poor home record with 1 win, 1 draws and 3 defeats in 5 outings.
Given they will be playing the highly-motivated Sparta Rotterdam side, it’s hard to predict any other outcome but the away win. It is priced up at the 1.90 odds. The visitors won three and drew tow of last five matches, netting at least three goals in all of these victories. Furthermore, draws came against the likes of Go Ahead and Roda on travels.
All eyes will be on the red-hot South African striker Lars Veldwijk who scored six goals in last five appearances for De Kasteelheren.
MVV Maastricht vs Sparta Rotterdam: Bet Tips
Sparta to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
HT/FT Sparta/Sparta @ 3.00 (2/1).