Sparta Rotterdam vs Roda
Netherlands – Eerste Divisie
Date: Friday, 18th January 2019
Kick-off at 19.00 UK/ 20.00 CET
Venue: Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel (Rotterdam).
A high-octane thriller is on the cards for the followers of Eerste Divisie. One of the most potent frontlines of the league, lines up at home, against a top in-form team like that of Roda.
The Castle Lords have scored two or more goals in four of their last five matches, three or more goals in three of their last five, and five or more goals in two of their last five. Except for Jong PSV, the team has scored the most number of goals in the entire league.
As an added fact, no other team has scored more home-goals than this bunch of players. To be precise, Henk Fraser’s men have scored 30 goals at home at an average of 3 goals per game, while the next best is 22 goals by the reserve side of PSV.
The Miners have been having a good few months on account of their good performances. Apart from their loss to league toppers, Den Bosch, they have maintained an unbeaten record in the last few weeks.
Sparta Rotterdam vs Roda Head-to-head (h2h)
- Nine of the last ten h2h ties saw the teams hosting the match getting on the scorecard.
- The team from Rotterdam has scored in 11 of their total 13 h2h attempts at home.
- The last three games between these sides at this venue, saw Sparta scoring nine goals in total.
- Henk Fraser’s men have recorded the biggest h2h win. A 6-0 win at the Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel.
Sparta Rotterdam vs Roda Prediction
Without contest, the Castle Lords have been the best team at home this season. They remain unbeaten in front of their home crowd in 2018-19, and if not for the 0-0 draw against Jong PSV, they would have had 100% winning record at the Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel.
The team also has scored the most number of home-goals and has the best goal difference as far as home matches are concerned.
The team is on a ten-match unbeaten run at this venue, and nine of them were wins. Nine of these ten matches saw the Red-White Gladiators scoring two or more goals. An even more scary stat is that they have scored a total of 24 goals in their last seven attempts at home, and 11 goals in their last two alone.
The Miners are struggling to find stable ground when it comes to away games. They lost two of their last three trips on the road. The team boasts just a modest goal difference of zero in away ties, and against a beast like Sparta, on the road, it is expected that they will concede in both the halves, and lose them as well.
Sparta Rotterdam vs Roda Betting Tips
HT/FT – Sparta/Sparta @ 2.62.
Over 1.5 team goals for Sparta @ 1.66.