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Vitesse make the trip to Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel on Friday for the Eredivisie game with home side Sparta Rotterdam.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Sparta Rotterdam v Vitesse - as well as the best betting odds.
Sparta Rotterdam, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-2 Eredivisie triumph over FC Groningen.
In that match, Sparta Rotterdam had 41% possession and 11 shots at goal with 4 on target. For Sparta Rotterdam, the goalscorers were Abdou Harroui (27') and Tom Beugelsdijk (56'). For their opponents, FC Groningen got 11 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Ramon Pascal Lundqvist (87') was the scorer for FC Groningen.
Henk Fräser's Sparta Rotterdam have celebrated scoring a sum total of 10 times over their preceding 6 outings. The comparative tally of goals that have been scored against them in those games is 6.
Going into this encounter, Sparta Rotterdam haven't been defeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
Vitesse head into the match following a 2-1 Eredivisie win versus FC Zwolle in their last fixture.
In that game, Vitesse managed 54% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 5 on target. For Vitesse, the goals were scored by Armando Broja (27') and Idrissa Touré (90'). For their opponents, FC Zwolle had 12 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Jesper Drost (54') scored for FC Zwolle.
A series of resolute displays from the Vitesse defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their last 6 fixtures in total. Over that same period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 5. Even so, we must now wait to see if that pattern might be maintained in this match.
Ahead of this meeting, Vitesse are unbeaten in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 11/12/2016 shows us that Sparta Rotterdam have won 1 of them & Vitesse 5, with the number of drawn games standing at 0.
A combined total of 18 goals were scored between them in these games, with 2 for Kasteelheren and 16 coming from Vitas. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was Eredivisie match day 2 on 19/09/2020 and the score finished Vitesse 2-0 Sparta Rotterdam.
The referee was Bjorn Kuipers.
Team News: Sparta Rotterdam
Bart Vriends (Unknown Injury), Jeffry Fortes (Unknown Injury), Danzell Gravenberch (Unknown Injury) and Tim Coremans (Knee Injury) are unavailable for Sparta boss Henk Fräser.
Team News: Vitesse
Vitesse manager Thomas Letsch has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Eli Dasa (Knee Injury) and Patrick Vroegh (Hamstring Injury) will miss out on this game.
We feel that over the course of the game, Sparta Rotterdam will have their work cut out to score goals against this Vitesse outfit who we think will do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
That’s why our selection here is for a highly competitive game with a 0-1 winning margin for Vitesse when the referee blows for full-time.
Expecting it to be tight.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 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 11
🔑 Star Player: Lennart Thy
Customarily taking to the field in the Striker position, Lennart Thy was born in Frechen, Germany. Having made his senior debut playing for SV Werder Bremen II in the 2009 - 2010 season, the skilful Forward has accumulated 12 league goals in this Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 season so far in 31 appearances.