Sparta Rotterdam vs AZ Alkmaar
Date: Sunday, 2 October, 2016
Kick-off: 15:45 UK
Venue: Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel, Rotterdam
It could be said that the start of the new Eredivisie campaign was decent for AZ. The squad from Alkmaar have collected 14 out of possible 21 points so far, sitting in not so bad 5th position. They will be the ones to close the Round 7 on Sunday afternoon by playing in Rotterdam against Sparta. The fitness of the visiting team will be under a big question mark, mainly because they have recently returned from a very long trip to Russia.
AZ have faced Zenit St Petersburg as part of Europa League group stages and suffered one of the biggest defeats in the last couple of months. Sparta Rotterdam are hardly losing points at home, so we should see an interesting match.
Sparta Rotterdam vs AZ: Head-to-head stats
The history says that Sparta Rotterdam got nothing to hope for in this duel. Why? Because ten games have been played at their venue so far. The hosts have won none, while draws were seen twice. While AZ were the ones leaving the pitch in victorious style eight times. The goal difference is heavily favouring the visitors as well (6-23). However, it is honest to say that Sparta Rotterdam were not a serious team as they are today.
Sparta Rotterdam vs AZ: Prediction
I am expecting to see nothing less than high scoring game, full of action and fight in the midfield. Not many readers know that Sparta are holding one incredible record at the moment. They have netted at least one goal in their last TWENTY FIVE home games. AZ shouldn’t be an exception.
While on current form of the teams involved, the final score line could tip in anyone’s favour.
Sparta Rotterdam vs AZ: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 & BTTS 1.83 ( 17/20 )
Over 1.5 HT 2.37 ( 11/8 ).