Utrecht vs Sparta Rotterdam prediction 01/06/2023

Utrecht

Utrecht

1 : 2

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

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  • Date: 01/06/2023
  • Competition: Eredivisie
  • KO: 20:00 UK / 21:00 CEST
  • Venue: Stadion Galgenwaard (Utrecht)

Prepare yourselves for an exhilarating clash in the Eredivisie Europa League Play-offs Semi-finals this week as Utrecht takes on Sparta Rotterdam on Thursday at Stadion Galgenwaard. 

A high-stakes encounter, this fixture promises to be a thrilling battle between two in-form sides vying for a place in the final.

Utrecht vs Sparta Rotterdam Betting Tips: Utrecht to win / BTTS

Sparta Rotterdam enters this clash with plenty of confidence after their remarkable 5-0 triumph over Groningen at Euroborg in their last league outing. Utrecht, on the other hand, secured a hard-fought 3-2 win against Emmen in their previous Eredivisie fixture, extending their unbeaten streak at home to four games (W3 D1 L0) while they have also picked up wins in five of their seven most recent Eredivisie matches.

At home, Utrecht have had a decent campaign with eight wins, five draws, and four losses in 17 Eredivisie contests. Sparta Rotterdam, for their part, has collected 27 points from a possible 51 in away matches this season (W7 D6 L4). These numbers underline the visitors' ability to compete on the road and suggest that they won't be fazed by the intimidating atmosphere at the Galgenwaard.

Looking at the H2H record reveals Utrechts´dominance of this fixture since 2016. In fact, Utrecht has emerged victorious in 12 out of their last 13 meetings over the past seven years. In addition, Utrecht has won each of their last four Eredivisie meetings with Sparta Rotterdam, all by at least a two-goal margin, while Sparta last claimed victory against their hosts all the way back in 2008.

While Sparta are definitely a strong side on the road, we´re backing Utrecht to maintain their outstanding record in this fixture with a narrow first-leg victory to take to Rotterdam later this week. However, goals should be expected, with Sparta scoring in 11 of their last 14 away from home.

Utrecht vs Sparta Rotterdam Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Utrecht

    1 : 2

    Sparta Rotterdam

    Eredivisie

  2. Sparta Rotterdam

    0 : 3

    Utrecht

    Eredivisie

  3. Utrecht

    3 : 1

    Sparta Rotterdam

    Eredivisie

  4. Sparta Rotterdam

    0 : 3

    Utrecht

    Eredivisie

  5. Utrecht

    3 : 2

    Sparta Rotterdam

    Club Friendlies 1

Utrecht

Utrecht team news

Head Coach Silberbauer is expected to be without the services of injured trio.

Ramon Hendriks, Calvin Raatsie, and Django Warmerdam.

Last matches of Utrecht

  1. Utrecht

    0 : 2

    Almere City

    Eredivisie

  2. NEC Nijmegen

    3 : 0

    Utrecht

    Eredivisie

  3. Heracles Almelo

    1 : 3

    Utrecht

    Eredivisie

  4. Utrecht

    1 : 5

    Feyenoord

    Eredivisie

  5. PEC Zwolle

    1 : 0

    Utrecht

    Eredivisie

Utrecht lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Vasilis Barkas

Defenders

  • 17

    Sean Klaiber

  • 25

    Ruben Kluivert

  • 24

    Nick Viergever

  • 2

    Mark van der Maarel

Midfielders

  • 6

    Can Bozdoğan

  • 18

    Jens Toornstra

  • 23

    Bart Ramselaar

  • 22

    Sander van de Streek

  • 26

    Othman Boussaid

Forwards

  • 9

    Anastasios Douvikas

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam team news

Sparta boss Steijn has reported a clean bill of health and, following their destructive 5:0 win against Groningen, is likely to retain the same starting XI.

Remarkably, Sparta began that match with all of their first 11 (by number) in the starting lineup.

Last matches of Sparta Rotterdam

  1. Excelsior

    2 : 1

    Sparta Rotterdam

    Eredivisie

  2. Sparta Rotterdam

    1 : 0

    Vitesse

    Eredivisie

  3. AZ Alkmaar

    2 : 0

    Sparta Rotterdam

    Eredivisie

  4. Sparta Rotterdam

    1 : 1

    NEC Nijmegen

    Eredivisie

  5. Heerenveen

    1 : 3

    Sparta Rotterdam

    Eredivisie

Sparta Rotterdam lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Nick Olij

Defenders

  • 2

    Shurandy Sambo

  • 3

    Bart Vriends

  • 4

    Mike Eerdhuijzen

  • 5

    Mica Pinto

Midfielders

  • 10

    Arno Verschueren

  • 6

    Jonathan de Guzmán

  • 8

    Joshua Kitolano

Forwards

  • 7

    Vito van Crooij

  • 9

    Tobias Lauritsen

  • 11

    Koki Saito

Key Facts Utrecht vs Sparta Rotterdam

  1. Utrecht have won three of their last four home league matches
  2. Utrecht have won 12 of their last 13 matches against Sparta
  3. Utrecht won each of their last four league games against Sparta by at least a margin of two goals
  4. Utrecht won each of their last seven home games against Sparta, including a 3:1 win earlier this season

Main prediction Utrecht - Sparta Rotterdam

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3 wins in a row

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Utrecht & Sparta Rotterdam current standing in Eredivisie

Regular Season P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 PSV 7 7 0 0 23 - 2 +21 21
2 FC Twente 7 6 0 1 14 - 4 +10 18
3 Feyenoord 7 5 2 0 26 - 6 +20 17
4 AZ 6 5 1 0 16 - 3 +13 16
5 Sparta Rotterdam 6 3 2 1 9 - 7 +2 11
6 Heracles Almelo 7 3 2 2 12 - 13 -1 11
7 Go Ahead Eagles 7 3 1 3 13 - 15 -2 10
8 Excelsior 6 2 3 1 12 - 10 +2 9
9 Fortuna Sittard 6 2 3 1 7 - 7 0 9
10 NEC 7 2 1 4 12 - 13 -1 7
11 PEC Zwolle 7 2 1 4 7 - 12 -5 7
12 Vitesse 7 2 0 5 5 - 11 -6 6
13 SC Heerenveen 7 2 0 5 9 - 17 -8 6
14 RKC Waalwijk 6 2 0 4 5 - 13 -8 6
15 Ajax 5 1 2 2 7 - 10 -3 5
16 Almere City 7 1 1 5 6 - 18 -12 4
17 FC Utrecht 7 1 0 6 4 - 16 -12 3
18 FC Volendam 6 0 1 5 6 - 16 -10 1

Utrecht vs Sparta Rotterdam - FAQ

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Utrecht Player to Watch

Anastasios Douvikas has had a superb season with 19 goals, enough to claim a share of the Eredivisie Golden Boot with PSV´s Xavi Simons.
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Sparta Rotterdam Player to Watch

Tobias Lauritsen leads the Sparta scoring charts with 12 goals this season.
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