Sparta Rotterdam vs VVV-Venlo
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Friday, 9 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel (Rotterdam).
Sparta had led an inspiring campaign the last year, which saw them grab a ticket to the top division. Despite finishing 11 points behind champions, Twente, the team had scored the most number of goals in the competition.
This season, in spite of starting against Feyenoord, the squad managed to stay unbeaten and registered a high-scoring draw. Take into account that the opponents were one of the best in the country.
There are enough reasons for Venlo to be scared about this upcoming fixture. They are on the road, and they have shown a clear tendency to struggle once padded down with the away handicap.
Sparta Rotterdam vs VVV-Venlo Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last 13 wins in a row went to the teams at home.
- Four of the last five clashes had goals from both teams.
- Sparta won the last five matches in a row at this venue.
- Venlo conceded three or more goals in the last two encounters at this stadium.
Sparta Rotterdam vs VVV-Venlo Prediction
Sparta has the confidence of blasting away opponents in the Eerste Divisie last season, and in the process securing entry into the current competition. They also fared well on the road in their opener against Feyenoord.
Moreover, h2h ties show a trend of home teams having the upper hand, with the last 13 wins in a row going to them. In addition, Sparta had won the last five straight such clashes at this venue and scored three or more goals in the last two.
Finally, Venlo was winless in 16 of their last 18 official away ties and lost nine of them as well.
If these observations are any indication, count on the newly promoted, in-form Rotterdam, who has the home advantage, to deliver a great performance.
Sparta Rotterdam vs VVV-Venlo Betting Tips
Double Chance: Sparta Rotterdam or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Sparta Rotterdam to Score the First Goal @ 1.75 (3/4).