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The Eredivisie meeting at Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel on Sunday will see hosts Sparta Rotterdam take on Fortuna Sittard.
View all of the Sparta Rotterdam v Fortuna Sittard predictions, poll and stats below (including the best match odds).
Sparta Rotterdam will be wanting a better result here after the 2-0 Eredivisie defeat last time out to Go Ahead Eagles.
In that game, Sparta Rotterdam had 48% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Go Ahead Eagles had 18 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Justin Bakker (6') and Giannis Botos (60') scored for Go Ahead Eagles.
Sparta Rotterdam haven’t exactly had impressive attacking statistics of late. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 3 against opposition teams during their last 6 outings. In those meetings, Sparta Rotterdam have also seen the tally of goals against them total 10.
Taking a look at their past results, Sparta Rotterdam:
- haven't been defeated in their previous 6 home league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 2 matches in the league.
In their previous game, Fortuna Sittard drew 2-2 in the Eredivisie match with RKC Waalwijk.
In that match, Fortuna Sittard had 50% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. For Fortuna Sittard, the scorers were Samy Baghdadi (23') and Mats Seuntjens (68'). On the other side, RKC Waalwijk got 15 shots on goal with 5 on target. Michiel Kramer (38', 55') was the scorer for RKC Waalwijk.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 games involving Fortuna Sittard, a minimum of three goals have been hit. The overall average goals scored per match in that time is 3.33, with the number of goals averaged by Fortuna Sittard being 1.83. In any event, we’ll just have to find out if that trend might be sustained here in this game.
Their past results show that Fortuna Sittard:
- remain unbeaten by Sparta Rotterdam when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes dating back to 20/11/2015 tells us that Sparta Rotterdam have won 2 of these games and Fortuna Sittard 1, with the tally of drawn results standing at 3.
A total of 13 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 8 of them for Kasteelheren and 5 being from Sittard. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was Eredivisie match day 22 on 13/02/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Sparta Rotterdam 1-2 Fortuna Sittard.
The referee was Martin van den Kerkhof.
Team News: Sparta Rotterdam
The Sparta Rotterdam boss Henk Fräser will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game thanks to a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Fortuna Sittard
Fortuna Sittard boss Sjors Ultee has to contend with a number of unavailable players. George Cox (Unknown Injury) and Lisandro Semedo (Calf Injury) are not ready for selection.
We feel that Fortuna Sittard may find it difficult to score against this Sparta Rotterdam outfit who we think will end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We’ve gone for a good tussle with a 1-0 win for Sparta Rotterdam at the end of the 90.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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 (11,926)
Captain: Adil Auassar
Chairman: Leo Ruijs
Manager: Henk Fräser
Competitions: Eredivisie position 17