Sparta Rotterdam vs Heerenveen Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 15/04/2023

Sparta Rotterdam
15/04/23 - 20:00

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Heerenveen

Sparta Rotterdam - Heerenveen

Netherlands Eredivisie - Sparta Stadium Het Kasteel

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Sparta Rotterdam vs Heerenveen Top Predictions and Best Odds

Sparta's great run of form was punctuated last weekend when they defeated AZ Alkmaar to move closer to a place in the top five of the Eredivisie.

Sparta Rotterdam to Win

It is hard not to recognize a terrific run of form by the home team, and for this Sparta Rotterdam vs Heerenveen prediction, it is about the hosts getting another win in their quest to finish the season in the top five of the rankings. Sparta has won four of their last five matches with the only loss coming against the league leaders Feyenoord. Sparta's ascension toward the upper echelon of the game in the Netherlands had plenty of people surprised. Winning 14 matches this season, or half of all the games they played is recognition for the whole team. Heerenveen has managed to up their form as well in recent weeks having won two out of their last three games and returning to the top eight of the rankings. The last three times these teams met, the game ended in a draw.

Under 2.5 Goals

We are staying with the h2h record for Sparta Rotterdam vs Heerenveen matchup to pick our final prediction for this tie. In the last three matches they faced each other there weren't more than two goals scored, and a couple of those games ended without any goals being earned. This season, looking at the overall picture, both teams are in the top six of the rankings when it comes to the number of under 2.5 goals matches played. Sparta has 12 of them while Heerenveen's number is 13. The average of goals scored is the same for both teams at 2.6 per match.

Stats and Market Odds for Sparta Rotterdam vs Heerenveen prediction

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

05/08/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

0

0

03/04/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

1

1

11/12/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

0

0

16/05/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

1

2

01/11/20

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

1

4

Last Five - Sparta Rotterdam

23/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

3

1

L

19/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

1

2

W

12/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

0

1

W

05/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

PSV

PSV

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

4

2

L

28/04/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Volendam

FC Volendam

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

0

1

W

Last Five - Heerenveen

19/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

2

1

L

12/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Vitesse

Vitesse

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

3

1

L

03/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Almere City FC

Almere City FC

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

1

1

D

25/04/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

PSV

PSV

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

8

0

L

14/04/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heracles

Heracles

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

0

2

W

These are the Sparta Rotterdam vs Heerenveen odds set by the bookmakers for the match in question:

Sparta Rotterdam odds: 6/5 (2.20) – 45.5%

Draw odds: 13/5 (3.50) – 28.6%

Heerenveen odds: 3/1 (3.00) – 33.3%

The expected winner for this match is Sparta whose probability percentage is 45 percent which shows that the bookies give the favorite tag to the hosts, but they aren't sure enough to give them significant leverage in this matchup. You can check our football betting tips today page for the latest picks and predictions, and these are some of the possible outcomes: Draw at Half-Time is priced at 6/5 (2.20) – 45.5% and the First Goal coming between 1-15 Minutes will get you odds of 3/1 (3.00) – 33.3%.

Sparta Rotterdam vs Heerenveen Lineups, Team News, and Preview

Sparta Rotterdam

This has been a terrific season for Sparta, especially considering how the last one ended. A year ago they barely stayed in the Eredivisie finishing 14th in the rankings, but this time around things have changed in a big way. With the new coach at the helm Maurice Steijn, the team has gone over their expectations for the season looking to finish in the top five and fighting for some of Europe's competitions next season. Jonathan De Guzman is the only player in doubt to play.

Probable lineup: Olij, Sambo, Vriends, Eerdhuijzen, Pinto, Verschueren, Kitolano, Namli, van Crooij, Lauritsen, Saito.

Heerenveen

The guest team has finally found its form when it matters the most. Their objective every season is to play in Europe and the first step toward that goal is to earn a place inside the top eight of the rankings. Heerenveen is holding that position at the moment, but for the final six matches of the season, they need to keep the pressure on as there are teams behind them in the rankings who want the same thing. Joost van Aken and Andries Noppert are out through injury while Sven van Beek is doubtful to play.

Probable lineup: Mous, Kohlert, Bochniewicz, van Ottele, van Ewijk, Tahiri, Haye, Sahraoui, van Amersfoort, Olsson, van Hooijdonk.

Starting lineups

Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam
4-3-3
1
Nick Olij
nl
2
Shurandy Sambo
nl
3
Bart Vriends
nl
4
Mike Eerdhuijzen
nl
5
Mica Pinto
lu
10
Arno Verschueren
be
6
Joshua Kitolano
no
8
Younes Namli
dk
7
Vito Van Crooij
nl
9
Tobias Lauritsen
no
11
Koki Saito
jp
Substitutes
12
Dylan van Wageningen
nl
19
Elias Hoff Melkersen
no
13
Jeremy Van Mullem
nl
18
Pedro Aleman Serna
es
19
Mohammed Tahiri
nl
17
Patrick Brouwer
nl
30
Delano Van Crooij
nl
14
Adil Auassar
nl
5
Aaron Meijers
nl
30
Tim Coremans
nl

Heerenveen

Heerenveen
4-2-3-1
1
Xavier Mous
nl
27
Milan Van Ewijk
nl
6
Syb Van Ottele
nl
5
Pawel Bochniewicz
pl
7
Mats Kohlert
de
33
Thom Haye
nl
26
Anas Tahiri
be
19
Simon Olsson
se
11
Pelle van Amersfoort
nl
20
Osame Sahraoui
no
17
Sydney Van Hooijdonk
nl
Substitutes
15
Ali Hussein
se
13
Rami Kaib
tn
16
Bernt Klaverboer
nl
23
Jan Bekkema
nl
9
Daniel Seland Karlsbakk
no
25
Jeffrey Bruma
nl
24
Che Nunnely
nl
22
Rami Hajal
se
29
Antoine Colassin
be
8
Alex Timossi Andersson
se

Player to Watch: Sydney van Hooijdonk

The talented Heerenveen striker has been pushing his team strong in the last few weeks, he scored both goals last weekend in a win against Volendam which was important as the team is once again in the top eight of the Eredivisie standings. Van Hooijdonk has scored a total of 13 league goals this season with a single assist.

Netherlands Eredivisie

Q&A about Sparta Rotterdam vs Heerenveen prediction

  • Where is the match taking place? – The game will be played at Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel in Rotterdam
  • What time is the kick-off? – 20:00 BST, 21:00 CET
  • How many wins do they have this season? – Sparta won 14 times while Heerenveen recorded 10 wins

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