Sparta Rotterdam vs FC Twente prediction, betting tips & odds – 17/12/2023

Sparta Rotterdam
17/12/23 - 13:30

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FC Twente

Sparta Rotterdam - FC Twente

Netherlands Eredivisie - Sparta Stadium Het Kasteel

Sparta Rotterdam welcome FC Twente this Sunday, 17 December, as they look to bounce back from a disappointing defeat at the hands of Ajax last week, which has dented their European aspirations. With one win in their last three games it will be an uphill battle.

Sparta Rotterdam vs FC Twente prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Over 2.5 total goals

  • Seven of FC Twente's last eight games have seen over 2.5 goals scored.
  • Sparta Rotterdam have scored eight in their last five league matches.

FC Twente are a high-scoring team with 32 goals in the league and has already shipped 17 in the league, not keeping a clean sheet in seven consecutive matches. That means Sparta Rotterdam certainly have a chance of getting something from this likely high-scoring affair.

Head to Head

11/06/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Twente

FC Twente

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

1

0

08/06/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

FC Twente

FC Twente

1

1

23/04/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Twente

FC Twente

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

3

3

10/12/22

Europe Friendlies Europe

FC Twente

FC Twente

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

2

1

11/11/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

FC Twente

FC Twente

1

1

Last Five - Sparta Rotterdam

02/03/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

AZ

AZ

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

1

1

D

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

Last Five - FC Twente

02/03/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Vitesse

Vitesse

FC Twente

FC Twente

1

2

W

25/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Go Ahead Eagles

Go Ahead Eagles

FC Twente

FC Twente

0

3

W

18/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

FC Twente

FC Twente

1

0

L

10/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Excelsior

Excelsior

FC Twente

FC Twente

0

3

W

03/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

RKC

RKC

FC Twente

FC Twente

0

3

W

Win probability

Home: 3/1 (4.0) – 25%

Draw: 14/5 (3.8) – 26.3%

Away: 4/5 (1.8) – 55.6%

These aren't the only attractive markets for this game, and taking a look at FC Twente to be winning at both half-time and full-time at 9/5 (2.8) with the probability figures suggesting this bet has a 35.7% chance of landing. Elsewhere, backing the favourites FC Twente to score first against Sparta Rotterdam at 8/13 (1.62) has a very nice 61.9% chance of it coming in on Sunday.

Sparta Rotterdam vs FC Twente prediction – other tips

Tip 1: Sparta Rotterdam 1-3 FC Twente

  • FC Twente have scored at least three goals in three of their previous four games.
  • Sparta Rotterdam have shipped at least two goals against the rest of the top four sides in the Eredivisie this season.

Tip 2: Sem Steijn to score anytime

  • The FC Twente forward is the league's top fourth top scorer.
  • Sem Steijn has scored in each of his previous three away games in the league.

Sparta Rotterdam vs FC Twente team news

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam come into this fixture having stuttered as of late, meaning they've slipped out of the European spots, but with their raucous home crowd behind them and a pretty much clean bill of health, it could be a big scalp to claim.

Predicted Lineup: Olij – Van der Kust, Velthuis, Vriends, Bakari – De Guzman, Verschueren, Kitolano – Brym, Lauritsen, Neghil

FC Twente

FC Twente have only lost two games in the league this season and one of them was to top-of-the-league giants PSV Eindhoven, so themselves and their fans will be expecting to pick up three points away to Sparta Rotterdam, who just lost without much of a fight against Ajax last week, especially when their only injuries are Michel Vlap and Naci Unuvar.

Predicted Lineup: Unnerstall – Smal, Van Hooren, Propper, Sampsted – Kjolo, Sadilek, Steijn – Regeer, Ugalde, Rots

Confirmed lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kickoff.

Player to watch – Daan Rots

FC Twente have been flying this season with their players stepping up, but no more than Daan Rots, who has been involved in over 30% of the goals his team have scored in the league.

He's still only 22 years old and a key figure in FC Twente's team, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him score or assist this weekend.

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam
4-3-3
1
Nick Olij
nl
2
Said Bakari
km
3
Rick Meissen
nl
4
Tijs Velthuis
nl
5
Djevencio Van der Kust
nl
10
Arno Verschueren
be
6
Jonathan De Guzman
nl
8
Joshua Kitolano
no
7
Camiel Neghli
nl
9
Tobias Lauritsen
no
11
Django Warmerdam
nl
Substitutes
15
Pedro Aleman Serna
es
19
Jesse Bal
nl
20
Youri Schoonderwaldt
nl
16
Hamza El Dahri
nl
14
Mike Eerdhuijzen
nl
13
Max De Ligt
nl
12
Sergi Rosanas Moragas
es
17
Metinho
br
21
Dean Zandbergen
nl
30
Delano Van Crooij
nl
18
Rayvien Rosario
cw

FC Twente

FC Twente
4-3-3
1
Lars Unnerstall
de
12
Alfons Sampsted
is
3
Robin Propper
nl
2
Mees Hilgers
nl
5
Gijs Smal
nl
14
Sem Steijn
nl
4
Mathias Kjolo
no
23
Michal Sadilek
cz
11
Daan Rots
nl
27
Manfred Alonso Ugalde Arce
cr
18
Michel Vlap
nl
Substitutes
9
Ricky Van Wolfswinkel
nl
20
Joshua Brenet
nl
22
Przemyslaw Tyton
pl
6
Carel Eiting
nl
38
Max Bruns
nl
10
Naci Unuvar
nl
7
Mitchell Van Bergen
nl
16
Issam El Maach
ma
8
Youri Regeer
nl
17
Alec Van Hoorenbeeck
be
19
Younes Taha El Idrissi
nl

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