Twente vs Sparta Rotterdam
Date: Saturday, 01 February 2020
Kick-off at 18:45 UK/ 19:45 CET
Venue: De Grolsch Veste (Enschede).
Twente will be hosting Sparta Rotterdam in yet another clash in the Eredivisie. With their home ground advantage, Twente will stand closer to the victory at Enschede.
- Twente Sparta form: 20 matches – 5 wins – 6 draws – 9 losses – 21 points.
- Sparta Rotterdam form: 20 matches – 6 wins – 6 draws – 8 losses – 24 points.
Both teams are at the bottom of the league table. Twente is at the 13th spot while Sparta is at the 11th position in the league table.
Twente vs Sparta Rotterdam Head-to-head (h2h)
- Sparta has recorded three of the last five wins in their clashes.
- The Castle Lords previously tasted an away win in their 2008 visit.
- The host is unbeaten at home in their last five fixtures.
- Their previous encounter held here gave a 2-1 win for the Reds.
Twente vs Sparta Rotterdam Match preview
Miseries have been piling up for the Spanish gaffer, Gonzalo Garcia as it has been eight games since his team has picked up a win in any major contests. However, Twente will be at least comforted with their recent two matches ending in a draw.
Twente faced PSV in their prior clash in the league and both teams scored a goal each to share the spoils in the end. Also, their dip in form is visible in the six losses within the last ten overall fixtures in their schedule.
Home is where Twente can make any difference. The Reds have recorded three of their overall five league wins at home. What’s comforting for the host is that two of these wins have come within the recent five home matches.
Sparta Rotterdam has shown a mixed form in the league with no consistency in their form. They have marked only two wins in their last ten overall matches this season. Under Henk Fraser, the Castle Lords failed to score in consecutive four games recently.
After losing on the road to Ajax at the start of this year, Sparta Rotterdam’s previous encounter was at home. They faced Sittard in which both teams slotted in a goal each with Sparta coming from behind in the second half of the clash.
With their previous away win dating back to August 2019, the Castle Lords will not be a threat to the host. Also, the visitor is on a six-game losing streak in their away fixtures across the major contests. And it has been nine trips on the road since they have registered an away win.
With Sparta Rotterdam’s poor away form, Twente can maximize on their home ground advantage in the match to take something out of it after the ninety minutes.
Twente vs Sparta Rotterdam Prediction
As said above, it will be an easy guess for the punters in finding the victor of the match. However, Twente has not been that consistent at home to go all aboard with them in the clash.
Twente is three points behind Sparta Rotterdam in the league table. Besides, the host has not recorded a win in their past five league clashes. Three of the Red’s last five games have ended in a draw.
At home, Twente has lost only four of their ten matches so far. Meanwhile, Sparta Rotterdam is with a single win in their ten away fixtures in the campaign until now. Comparing the two sides, Twente has the upper hand in the game.
However, the host has marked three each wins and draws at home in the league. So, it is safer to go with a double chance in the game in favor of Twente to win.
On the other hand, the punters can also wager on yet another safe bet in the match. In the goal-scoring area, there is a wide chance that both teams will score goals in ninety minutes.
From 2016, all three h2h clashes between these two teams have seen both teams finding the back of the net. Despite their poor away form, the Castle Lords have managed to score at least one goal in five of their last seven visits to Twente.
Hence, both the teams will probably score at least a goal each in the match.
Twente vs Sparta Rotterdam Betting tips
Double chance: Twente or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).
Both teams to score @ 1.50 (1/2).