Sparta Rotterdam vs Utrecht Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 04/06/2023

Sparta Rotterdam
04/06/23 - 17:00

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Sparta Rotterdam - FC Utrecht

Holland Eredivisie Play-Offs - Sparta Stadium Het Kasteel

2nd Round

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

Top Picks and Best Predictions for Sparta Rotterdam vs Utrecht

Sparta took a huge step toward the Europa Conference League playoffs final by defeating Utrecht away.

Both Teams to Score

The main focus for this pick in Sparta Rotterdam vs Utrecht prediction is the h2h record between these sides. Three out of the last five matches ended with goals coming from both sides of the field and Sparta just won the first leg of their playoffs match with a 2-1 result. Going a bit further than that at the way these sides ended the regular season, both teams had three BTTS games from the last five. For Utrecht, it's about scoring at any cost, especially because they were the losing team after the first match while Sparta doesn't have to rush to score, but somehow the sentiment is that there will be plenty of opportunities to get goals because their opponents need to have an open play-type of match tactics.

Sparta Rotterdam to Win

Sparta's win at Utrecht was their third straight Eredivisie victory if we count the final two matches of the regular season. The team is in good spirits and having a lead after the first leg could be essential for the return tie. The curious thing, however, and a big counterargument for this prediction is the fact that Sparta has failed to defeat Utrecht in their last seven matches when they were the home team. Not only that, but Utrecht won six of those games while there was a single draw in between.

Statistics and Market Odds for Sparta Rotterdam vs Utrecht prediction

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

Head to Head

01/06/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

1

2

24/02/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

0

3

23/10/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

3

1

23/01/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

0

3

07/10/21

Europe Friendlies Europe

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

3

2

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

Last Five - FC Utrecht

23/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heracles

Heracles

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

0

1

W

18/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Twente

FC Twente

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

0

1

W

11/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Fortuna Sittard

Fortuna Sittard

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

0

4

W

04/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Volendam

FC Volendam

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

2

4

W

27/01/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Excelsior

Excelsior

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

1

1

D

This is how the bookmakers view the latest odds for the match this weekend:

Sparta Rotterdam odds: 11/8 (2.38) – 42.1%

Draw odds: 13/5 (3.50) – 28.6%

Utrecht odds: 3/1 (3.00) – 33.3%

Sparta Rotterdam vs Utrecht odds give a slight advantage toward the home team, but the probability rate is not all that impressive coming over at 42 percent. There is more than meets the eye in this duel and the final result could go either way no matter the fact that Sparta has a lead after the first match. You can see through our dedicated football predictions today page for the latest picks and these are some of your options for the Sparta Rotterdam vs Utrecht matchup: Draw after the opening 45 minutes of play is priced at 5/4 (2.25) – 44.4% and holding onto a chance that Utrecht might come out as the winner with a possible Both Teams Scoring scenario can get you odds up to 5/1 (5.00) – 20%.

Sparta Rotterdam vs Utrecht Lineups, Match Preview, and Team News

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta had a terrific regular season, there weren't many fans who dared to hope that their favorite team is going to be placed in the top six. But, that happened and now the Rotterdam team has a good chance of playing in the Europa Conference League playoffs final. The home team doesn't have injury issues at the moment.

Predicted lineup: Olij, Sambo, Vriends, Eerdhuijzen, Pinto, Verschueren, de Guzman, Kitolano, van Crooij, Lauritsen, Saito.

Utrecht

The visiting team had a terrific attacking game in the first leg, they held control of the ball while having an impressive 27 goal attempts. However, those opportunities were mostly wasted and now the team will hold onto their terrific record against Sparta while playing in Rotterdam to have any chance of surviving this test. Ramon Hendriks, Calvin Raatsie, Django Warmerdam, and Amin Younes are out through injury.

Predicted lineup: Barkas, van der Maarel, Viergever, Kluivert, Klaiber, Toornstra, Bozdogan, Boussaid, van de Streek, Ramselaar, Douvikas.

Player to Watch: Vito van Crooij

The talented right-winger has been terrific this season for Sparta leading the team in both scoring and assists. The 27-year-old player arrived at the club from the second-division team Venlo two years ago and made an immediate impact that was especially felt this season.

He played in all 34 matches of the regular season in the Eredivisie scoring 12 goals and assisting eleven times. His value has gone high after a great season and the only thing that remains is to complete the job and make sure that his team gets the chance to play in Europe next season.

Van Crooij, before joining Sparta, hasn't played in Eredivisie, so going to Rotterdam was a huge step for his career. In a total of 71 games played for the Rotterdam outfit, van Crooij scored 19 goals with 15 assists on the record.

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
Aaron Meijers
nl
8
Joshua Kitolano
no
8
Younes Namli
dk
10
Arno Verschueren
be
11
Vito Van Crooij
nl
9
Tobias Lauritsen
no
11
Koki Saito
jp
Substitutes
6
Jonathan De Guzman
nl
12
Dirk Abels
nl
22
Elias Hoff Melkersen
no
14
Jeremy Van Mullem
nl
14
Adil Auassar
nl
21
Patrick Brouwer
nl
16
Pedro Aleman Serna
es
19
Mohammed Tahiri
nl
13
Rick Meissen
nl
30
Delano Van Crooij
nl
20
Youri Schoonderwaldt
nl
15
Mica Pinto
lu

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht
4-3-3
1
Vasilis Barkas
gr
17
Sean Klaiber
sr
22
Sander Van de Streek
nl
9
Anastasios Douvikas
gr
Substitutes
10
Taylor Booth
us
8
Luuk Brouwers
nl
28
Bas Dost
nl

 


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