RKC Waalwijk vs Sparta Rotterdam prediction, odds & betting tips 27/01/2024

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RKC - Sparta Rotterdam

Netherlands Eredivisie - Mandemakers Stadion

RKC Waalwijk are yet to win in 2023 and in fact, have not picked up three points since November last year. However, they will be confident of picking up a much-needed victory against a Sparta Rotterdam side who've looked out of ideas in recent weeks winning just one of their last five games.

RKC Waalwijk vs Sparta Rotterdam predicted – Betting tips & odds

Hot tip – Charles-Andreas Brym to score anytime

  • Tobias Lauritsen is injured meaning a more focal role could be on the cards for Brym
  • RKC Waalwijk have not kept a clean sheet since September, so goals are a guarantee this weekend

With top scorer Tobias Lauritsen injured it could be a chance for Brym to play through the middle. Naturally, he's been playing out wide for Sparta this season, but he may now be deployed in a more natural striker role this weekend, making him more likely to find the back of the net.

Latest odds

Head to Head

28/10/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

RKC

RKC

2

0

05/08/23

Europe Friendlies Europe

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

RKC

RKC

1

0

24/01/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

RKC

RKC

0

0

02/10/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

RKC

RKC

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

2

2

23/12/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

RKC

RKC

1

1

Last Five - RKC

24/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Fortuna Sittard

Fortuna Sittard

RKC

RKC

1

0

L

18/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

RKC

RKC

1

0

L

09/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

NEC

NEC

RKC

RKC

0

2

W

03/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Twente

FC Twente

RKC

RKC

3

0

L

27/01/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

RKC

RKC

1

1

D

Last Five - Sparta Rotterdam

24/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

NEC

NEC

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

2

0

L

17/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Excelsior

Excelsior

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

2

4

W

11/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

2

0

L

04/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

PEC Zwolle

PEC Zwolle

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

2

0

L

27/01/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

RKC

RKC

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

1

1

D

Win proability

Home: 31/20 (2.55) – 39.2%

Draw: 13/5 (3.6) – 27.8%

Away: 6/4 (2.5) – 40%

The away side are ever so slightly favourites in this close encounter. So, we're going to back Both Teams to Score and Sparta Rotterdam to win which will offer you odds of 7/2 (4.5 – 22.2%) and should be seen as great value given where RKC Waalwijk are in the Eredivisie.

In other markets, you may find value in Draw/Draw at 24/5 (5.8) which, according to the probability figures, has a 17.2% chance of landing. Given how close the bookmakers are seeing these two sides, going for a draw in both halves would appear very sensible.

RKC Waalwijk vs Sparta Rotterdam prediction – Other tips

RKC Waalwijk 1-2 Sparta Rotterdam

  • Between these two teams, they have kept just seven league clean sheets
  • RKC Waalwijk have only beaten one team that's above them in the league at home this campaign

Michiel Kramer to score anytime

  • Michiel Kramer has scored in three consecutive Eredivisie matches
  • Kramer has scored three times against Sparta Rotterdam during his career

RKC Waalwijk vs Sparta Rotterdam prediction

RKC Waalwijk vs Sparta Rotterdam team news

RKC Waalwijk

After back-to-back mid-table finishes for RKC Waalwijk, they are now in the thick of a relegation battle. The gap to safety is already at four points, so RKC know they must win this match and a lot of their home games if they wish to have a chance to avoid the drop into the Dutch second division.

Predicted lineup: Vasseen – Meijers, Van den Buijs, Adewoye, Lelieveld – Roemeratoe, Lokesa, Niemeijer – Min, Kramer, Cleonise

Sparta Rotterdam

With just one defeat in their opening six games of the season, Sparta Rotterdam have been on a bumpy road ever since. Sparta have now only won once in their last six Eredivisie matches which has seen them slip down the table at a very quick rate.

Predicted lineup: Olij – Van der Kust, Velthuis, Meissen, Bakari – De Guzman, Kitolano, Verschueren – Metinho, Brym, Mito

Confirmed lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kickoff.

RKC

RKC
5-4-1
1
Etienne Vaessen
nl
14
Chris Lokesa
be
23
Jurien Gaari
cw
4
Shawn Adewoye
be
3
Dario Van Den Buijs
be
28
Aaron Meijers
nl
7
Denilho Cleonise
nl
6
Yassin Oukili
nl
24
Godfried Roemeratoe
cw
20
Mats Seuntjens
nl
29
Michiel Kramer
nl
Substitutes
13
Mark Spenkelink
nl
35
Kevin Felida
cw
10
Filip Stevanovic
rs
9
David Min
nl
8
Patrick Vroegh
nl
30
Daouda Weidmann
fr
5
Thierry Lutonda
be
27
Reuven Niemeijer
nl
25
Jeffrey Bruma
nl
11
Zakaria Bakkali
be
21
Jeroen Houwen
nl
2
Julian Lelieveld
nl

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam
4-2-3-1
10
Arno Verschueren
be
3
Bart Vriends
nl
6
Metinho
br
1
Nick Olij
nl
7
Shunsuke Mito
jp
2
Said Bakari
km
9
Charles-Andreas Brym
ca
11
Django Warmerdam
nl
8
Joshua Kitolano
no
4
Mike Eerdhuijzen
nl
5
Djevencio Van der Kust
nl
Substitutes
18
Pelle Clement
nl
16
Hamza El Dahri
nl
15
Max De Ligt
nl
21
Dano Lourens
nl
17
Camiel Neghli
nl
14
Rick Meissen
nl
30
Delano Van Crooij
nl
19
Koki Saito
jp
20
Youri Schoonderwaldt
nl
12
Jay den Haan
nl

Player to watch – Charles-Andreas Brym

Brym is the club's top scorer who is fit enough to start, so a lot of pressure is going to now be placed on his shoulders in Lauritsen's absence.

The Canadian is a natural centre-forward who's been playing on the wing this season, so a chance to ply his trade through the middle will be to his delight.

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