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The Eredivisie clash at Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel on Saturday will see home side Sparta Rotterdam take to the field against opponents FC Zwolle.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Sparta Rotterdam v FC Zwolle match are shown here (including the best match odds).
Sparta Rotterdam go into this game following a 1-1 Eredivisie tied result against Heracles Almelo.
In that match, Sparta Rotterdam managed 46% possession and 13 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for Sparta Rotterdam was Lennart Thy (58'). On the other side, Heracles Almelo got 8 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Rai Vloet (93') scored for Heracles Almelo.
Under three goals per game were seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Sparta Rotterdam have been involved. Regarding the goal split from that period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 8 while Kasteelheren totted up 7.
Going into this contest, Sparta Rotterdam have not emerged victorious against FC Zwolle in their previous 5 league games.
FC Zwolle go into this match after a 2-1 Eredivisie win with the downing of VVV-Venlo in their last outing.
In that game, FC Zwolle managed 60% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. For FC Zwolle, goals were scored by Slobodan Tedić (66') and Thomas Lam (79'). On the other side, VVV-Venlo got 12 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Roy Gelmi (69') scored for VVV-Venlo.
The numbers tell their own story, and FC Zwolle have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals in all. At the back, Blauwvingers have some weaknesses to address. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this next game, though.
Pre-game facts show that FC Zwolle:
- haven't been defeated by Sparta Rotterdam when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 13/08/2016 tells us that Sparta Rotterdam have won 1 of them and FC Zwolle 3, with the number of drawn results being 2.
A total of 20 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 8 from Kasteelheren and 12 belonging to Blauwvingers. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
The previous league contest featuring these sides was Eredivisie match day 3 on 26/09/2020 when it ended FC Zwolle 4-0 Sparta Rotterdam.
The match was refereed by Allard Lindhout.
Team News: Sparta Rotterdam
Danzell Gravenberch (Unknown Injury), Mario Engels (Thigh Problems) and Bart Vriends (Unknown Injury) will not be taking part for Sparta manager Henk Fräser.
Team News: FC Zwolle
Due to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, FC Zwolle manager Bert Konterman does not have any fitness worries to report before this game.
We’re of the opinion that FC Zwolle will need to apply a lot of pressure to get anything against this Sparta Rotterdam lineup who we think will be able to grind out a win.
We’re therefore anticipating a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 win for Sparta Rotterdam at the end of this one.
Should be a close one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel (11,026)
Captain: Adil Auassar
Chairman: Leo Ruijs
Manager: Henk Fräser
Competitions: Eredivisie position 12
🔑 Key Man: Abdou Harroui
Normally playing in the Centre Midfield position, Abdou Harroui was born in Netherlands. Having made a first senior appearance for Sparta Rotterdam in the 2017 - 2018 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has accumulated 5 league goals in this Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 25 appearances.