Telstar vs Sparta Rotterdam
Netherlands – Eerste Divisie
Date: Friday, 25th January 2019
Kick-off at 19.00 UK/ 20.00 CET
Venue: Telstar Stadion (Velsen-Zuid).
The Castle Lords are famous for their goal-scoring threat and have racked up goals in the league at an average of above two per game. The team is gunning for the top spot which guarantees automatic qualification to the Eredivisie, rather than the more convoluted path of the playoffs.
The mid-table is such a fierce hunting ground in this league, that just a difference of five points separates seven teams in total. The White Lions are not in any immediate danger of being overtaken, and as a result will not be under too much pressure.
The only way forward for them is upwards of the table. It might be a little too much of as ask, but an additional eight points would place them in contention for promotion.
Telstar vs Sparta Rotterdam Head-to-head (h2h)
- The overall h2h record at this venue, leans towards the team from Rotterdam, with a lead of 6-2 in wins.
- The Red-White Gladiators won four of the last five games.
- Nine of the last ten ties saw over 2.5 match goals.
- The team hosting the game scored in the last seven fixtures in a row.
- Henk Fraser’s men have scored in every single away h2h tie, bar one.
Telstar vs Sparta Rotterdam Prediction
In terms of gains and losses in the near future, the hosts have nothing to lose and a mountain to climb to gain something, while the Castle Lords have too much to lose if they mess up, and too much to gain if they put on a show. The drive to win will surely be more in magnitude, for Sparta.
Only Jong PSV has outscored the Red-White Gladiators in the league, and only Den Bosch has a better goal difference, and that too just by one goal.
At the same time, the White Lions were winless in 17 of their last 25 overall games, and 13 of their last 20 home-ties.
Their counterparts were unbeaten in 19 of their last 22 fixtures.
It’s safe to assume a win for the team from Rotterdam in this tie.
Mike Snoei’s men have taken part in the league with an average of 2.8 goals per game, while Henk Fraser’s men overdid their opponents for this tie, with 3.1 goals per fixture.
Keeping in line with the trend, I expect over 2.5 goals this Friday.
Telstar vs Sparta Rotterdam Betting Tips
Sparta Rotterdam to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.60 (3/5).