Excelsior vs Sparta Rotterdam Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Excelsior vs Sparta Rotterdam Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Sparta Rotterdam are still searching for their second victory of the new Eredivisie campaign when they travel to the Van Donge & De Roo Stadion to take on city rivals Excelsior. Excelsior head into this game on the back of a 1-2 away victory at ADO Den Haag last time out thanks to goals from Jinty Caenepeel and Hicham Faik. On the other hand, Sparta Rotterdam lost 4-0 on the road at Ajax, although two of these goals were actually own-goals from Ryan Sanusi and Sheral Floranus. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news, match stats and odds all in our SBAT preview. Feel free to visit our Bet of the day page to check our best daily tips.

Betting Predictions and Tips

It’s difficult to predict the winner in this one as Excelsior have lost their last five home games across all competitions, while Sparta Rotterdam are winless in the last seven away fixtures. There have been more than four goals scored in the last three games between these two sides, so I think this will be the case in this one as well.

Over 2.5 goals at odds 4/5

Both teams to score - Yes at odds 4/6

Excelsior saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

Excelsior saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Sparta Rotterdam saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Excelsior

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Excelsior Form Guide

Excelsior Team Logo

Excelsior

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L H

03-03-2018

Eredivisie

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo AZ Alkmaar

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

10-03-2018

Eredivisie

VVV-Venlo Team Logo VVV-Venlo

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

16-03-2018

Eredivisie

ADO Den Haag Team Logo ADO Den Haag

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

01-04-2018

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 5 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

06-04-2018

Eredivisie

Willem II Team Logo Willem II

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

14-04-2018

Eredivisie

PEC Zwolle Team Logo PEC Zwolle

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

18-04-2018

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

29-04-2018

Eredivisie

FC Groningen Team Logo FC Groningen

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

06-05-2018

Eredivisie

Ajax Team Logo Ajax

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

16-05-2018

Club Friendlies

VV Hillergersberg

FT 0 - 9

(HT 0 - 4)

Sparta Rotterdam Form Guide

Sparta Rotterdam Team Logo

Sparta Rotterdam

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L A

31-03-2018

Eredivisie

PEC Zwolle Team Logo PEC Zwolle

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

07-04-2018

Eredivisie

VVV-Venlo Team Logo VVV-Venlo

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

14-04-2018

Eredivisie

Vitesse Team Logo Vitesse

FT 7 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

18-04-2018

Eredivisie

NAC Breda Team Logo NAC Breda

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

29-04-2018

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

06-05-2018

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 2 - 5

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

10-05-2018

Eredivisie Qualification

FC Dordrecht Team Logo FC Dordrecht

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

13-05-2018

Eredivisie Qualification

FC Dordrecht Team Logo FC Dordrecht

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

17-05-2018

Eredivisie Qualification

FC Emmen Team Logo FC Emmen

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

20-05-2018

Eredivisie Qualification

FC Emmen Team Logo FC Emmen

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

Excelsior Preview

Excelsior have had a poor start to the season, but they showed signs of life recently. They have won two of their last three games in the Eredivisie, including a 1-2 away victory at ADO Den Haag last weekend. This lifts Excelsior in 10th position in the Eredivisie table tied on ten points with the 11th-placed ADO Den Haag, just four points clear of the drop zone. Scoring goals has been Excelsior’s main issue throughout this Eredivisie campaign, as they only managed nine goals in eight league games. Luigi Bruins is Excelsior’s topscorer with three goals in his eight league appearances. On home soil, Excelsior have lost their five fixtures across all competitions, conceding at least two goals in each of these. The good news is that Excelsior have won four of their last five home meetings with Sparta Rotterdam across all competitions, scoring at least two goals in three of these. Head-to-head, Excelsior have won their last three games against Sparta Rotterdam, netting at least three goals in each of these. Actually, Excelsior registered two 3-2 victories over Sparta Rotterdam both home and away last season.

Excelsior Team News

Alessandro Damen is a doubt, but Stanley Elbers is back in training following his knee injury.

Sparta Rotterdam Preview

Meanwhile, Sparta Rotterdam are the worst team in the Eredivisie at the moment in time, winning just once in eight league outings. Their sole victory came at home against FC Twente at the beginning of September, but they have suffered five consecutive defeats across all competitions since then. The Rotterdammers looked poor going forward over the past month, having scored just once in their last five competitive fixtures. Actually, Sparta hold the worst attacking record in the division with just five goals under their belts after eight rounds. Ragnar Ache and Robert Muhren have been Sparta’s most prolific players in front of goal throughout this campaign, scoring two goals each. Sparta Rotterdam are rock bottom of the Eredivisie table with just five points to their name after eight rounds, one point behind safety. Away from home, Sparta Rotterdam are winless in their last seven games across all competitions, but the most worrying fact is that they have failed to score in their most recent three trips. In addition, Sparta have lost four of their last five visits to the Van Donge & De Roo Stadion, conceding at least two goals in three of these.

Sparta Rotterdam Team News

Paco Van Moorsel is a doubt, but Janne Saksela is out through a cruciate ligament injury.

Excelsior Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Sparta Rotterdam Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Excelsior vs Sparta Rotterdam Sidelined Players

Excelsior
11 Stanley Elbers Injured
1 Alessandro Damen Injured
3 Shane O'Neill Injured
Sparta Rotterdam
- Janne Saksela Injured
- Paco van Moorsel Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Oegmundur Kristinsson 192 89
2 LB Khalid Karami 175 73
15 CD Jurgen Mattheij 191 84
30 CD Jordy de Wijs 189 84
5 RB Milan Massop 188 75
8 CM Ryan Koolwijk 195 76
18 CM Kevin Vermeulen 187 70
6 CM Hicham Faik 188 82
10 RF Luigi Bruins 180 75
9 CF Mike van Duinen 183 74
23 LF Jinty Caenepeel 175 70
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Roy Kortsmit 190 75
3 RB Sherel Floranus 181 74
6 CD Sander Fischer 187 72
5 CD Michel Breuer 183 72
2 LB Frederik Holst 177 70
4 CDM Kenneth Dougal 182 79
8 CM Ryan Sanusi 181 76
10 CM Stijn Spierings 188 72
7 AM Deroy Duarte 184 81
11 CF Loris Brogno 175 55
9 CF Robert Muehren 180 78