Twente vs Sparta Rotterdam
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 18 February 2018
Kick-Off at 13:30 UK
Venue: De Grolsch Veste (Enschede).
Both Twente and Sparta Rotterdam have been struggling badly in this term of Eredivisie ahead of weekend’s clash which has the ingredients of being a relegation six-pointer given that these sides hold the bottom two spots in the league standings. Whilst the relegation scrap has been kind of projected for the likes of Sparta Rotterdam, nobody could have seen the Tukkers down at 17th at this stage of the competition.
Gert Verbeek took charge of Twente back in October last year, but he could not shift their fortunes around as the team continued to struggle for consistency later on as well. In his defense, the Tukkers had a largely challenging schedule of late playing the likes of AZ and Ajax in the previous two rounds. It was just the away game against the likes of Ajax that could produce a glimmer of hope for Verbeek and his men who have offered a strong resistance against the second-placed outfit losing only narrowly 2-1 in Amsterdam.
Given that Twente are now up against the division’s worst travellers, we have reasons to expect the termination of such a dreadful run of results for them. Sparta Rotterdam just lack quality for the top flight football and they will come into this off the back of five subsequent defeats away from home in Eredivisie. Nonetheless, team’s ambitions rose instantly with the arrival of a familiar name Dick Advocaat on the bench. But the famous Dutch expert is yet to move his new team from the rock-bottom of the standings after Sparta have lost four of last five league matches in 2018.
Twente vs Sparta Rotterdam: Head-to-head
Twente have been super dominant in the history of home matches against Sparta Rotterdam, winning 11 of 15 H2H ties.
The Tukkers were on a run of six consecutive victories in matches with Sparta, but De Kasteelheren came on top in last two outings against Twente (1-0 on both occasions).
Twente have won all of last three home ties with Sparta netting at least three goals in each of these outings.
Twente vs Sparta Rotterdam: Prediction
The stakes are high, but we do believe that the hosts have the quality to step up and clinch a super important victory over the rock-bottomed side in front of the home crowd.
Additionally, we’ll back Twente to keep up with their good form in home matches against Sparta and take the hosts to score two or more goals in the match at the odds of 1.90-.
Twente vs Sparta Rotterdam: Bet Tips
Twente to win @ 2.15
Twente Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.90