Sparta Rotterdam vs FC Utrecht
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 27 October 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel (Rotterdam).
With their head to head history at this stadium, strongly favoring FC Utrecht in recent times, it looks like the hosts will have to put in the extra effort if they are to salvage even a point from this tie.
Sparta Rotterdam vs FC Utrecht Head to head (h2h)
- Their last encounter witnessed FC Utrecht win by a 1-0 scorecard.
- Sparta Rotterdam have been at the losing end in their previous six meetings on the trot.
- Four of their past ten clashes have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have had their names on the scoresheet in just two of their last six fixtures.
- Only one of their previous ten matchups have finished as a draw.
Sparta Rotterdam vs FC Utrecht Prediction
The hosts had their three-match unbeaten run brought to an abrupt halt last week on the road after Groningen slotted two unanswered goals past them. Nevertheless, the home side have picked up the win in half of their last four games in the Eredivisie and are currently just two points behind Utrecht on the ladder.
Furthermore, Sparta Rotterdam have been at the losing end just once in their last four games here. Be that as it may, it needs saying that three out of their four victories came against sides that are presently dwelling in the bottom half of the ladder.
FC Utrecht, on the other hand, pulled off a stunning 3-0 win over PSV in their most recent matchup at home. The visitors are also on a solid run of form at the moment and have emerged victoriously in three of their last five games, garnering ten points from a possible fifteen.
To make matters worse for the hosts, the guests have been securing the bragging rights in their previous three visits to this venue in a running. Hence, despite their inconsistency on the road this season, FC Utrecht are likely to be too hot to handle for Sparta Rotterdam on Sunday.
Furthermore, the home team have been keen on racking up their goal-scoring tally and have netted eleven goals from their last four games here. The away side have also been clinical in front of goal and have found the back of the net at least once in each of their outings so far.
Given that four out of their previous five head to head matchups here have also featured over 2.5 goals on the final scoreboards, expect both teams to have their scoring boots on in this one.
Sparta Rotterdam vs FC Utrecht Betting tips
FC Utrecht to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).