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Vitesse vs Sparta Rotterdam Odds and Free Bets
Vitesse will face the in-form Sparta after getting a two-week break from Eredivisie, while the visitors continued their winning ways to keep impressing this season.
Over 2.5 Goals
Both teams had plenty of over 2.5 goals matches this season, Vitesse ranks fourth, while Sparta is fifth. The hosts have four straight games with more than two goals, while Sparta had four out of their last five with ‘over' goals. However, there is a slight contrast in the way we can look at this stat. Sparta scored 20 goals this season while Vitesse allowed 22. The home team scored only 13 which shows a big discrepancy in the way how they defend their goal compared to the amount they scored.
Vitesse has been struggling most of the season, and the fact they got a free weekend last week probably wasn't ideal because they had two straight wins before that ‘vacation'. Sparta, on the other hand, lost at Utrecht two weeks ago, but quickly came back to their winning ways defeating Fortuna Sittard last week. That was their sixth win of the season.
Important information about Vitesse vs Sparta Rotterdam
Vitesse looking for a third win in a row
Vitesse's weak financial situation forced them to look at alternative solutions this past summer in the transfer market. They barely spend any money, and most of the players they brought in came as loanees. Losing in consecutive weeks led to German coach Thomas Letsch being fired, and Philip Cocu taking over in the last few days of September. Cocu took his time, and after having a few setbacks, it seems he managed to make certain changes in the way the team plays which gave them a chance to turn their season around. It's still too early to make a full judgment, but Vitesse is out of the relegation zone, at least for now. The problem that still faces Cocu is how to make sure his forward line is more effective. Four players are joint top scorers, but no one has more than two goals.
Vitesse's potential lineup: Reiziger, Wittek, Cornelisse, Meulensteen, Arcus, Tronstad, Flamingo, Vidovic, Bero, Kozlowski, Bialek.
Sparta's transformation under coach Maurice Steijn is impressive, they are playing an offensive style of football that suits the type of players they have. However, there is room for improvement, especially when it comes to playing away from home. They have six wins this season, but only one as visitors which takes them into the lower half of the rankings. They are also struggling for goals as an away team getting only four out of twenty they have recorded this season.
Sparta Rotterdam's potential lineup: Olij, Micha Pinto, Auassar, Vriends, Sambo, Kitolano, Verschueren, van Crooij, Mijnans, Saito, Lauritsen.
Vitesse: Kjell Scherper and Mitchell Dijks are injured.
Sparta Rotterdam: Omar Rekik, Jonathan De Guzman, Younes Namli, and Tim Coremans are struggling with injuries.
Vitesse vs Sparta Rotterdam Question & Answers
- Who is the best scorer between these teams? – Vito van Crooij scored 6 goals for Sparta
- When is the game being played? – Saturday, November 5th at 15:30 BST (16:30 CET)
- What was the score the last time they met? – Vitesse 0-1 Sparta