Sparta Rotterdam vs FC Groningen Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Sparta Rotterdam vs FC Groningen Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Sparta Rotterdam and FC Groningen will square off at the Sparta-Stadion Het Kasteel on Sunday at lunchtime, with both sides looking to get back to winning ways in the Eredivisie. Sparta Rotterdam fought back from one-goal down to secure a 1-1 away draw at Excelsior thanks to a late equalizer from Craig Goodwin. On the flip side, FC Groningen lost 0-1 at home at the hands of Willem II, although it must be said that they went down to ten men in the 23rd minute when Ajdin Hrustic saw red. 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

Both teams looked terrible of late and it’s pretty difficult to separate them at the moment. However, they have a thing in common, which is their sloppy defence. These two sides have conceded 31 goals between them in nine games and I think we should see another high-scoring affair on Sunday. Three of the last five meetings between these two sides have seen more than four goals scored.

Over 2.5 goals

Both teams to score - Yes

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 FC Groningen

FC Groningen saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

FC Groningen scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played against Sparta Rotterdam

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

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)

FC Groningen Form Guide

FC Groningen Team Logo

FC Groningen

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
D A

04-03-2018

Eredivisie

FC Twente Team Logo FC Twente

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

11-03-2018

Eredivisie

PEC Zwolle Team Logo PEC Zwolle

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

18-03-2018

Eredivisie

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo AZ Alkmaar

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

22-03-2018

Club Friendlies

Groen Geel

FT 8 - 0

(HT 4 - 0)

L H

01-04-2018

Eredivisie

Ajax Team Logo Ajax

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

08-04-2018

Eredivisie

SC Heerenveen Team Logo SC Heerenveen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

15-04-2018

Eredivisie

Roda JC Kerkrade Team Logo Roda JC Kerkrade

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

19-04-2018

Eredivisie

FC Utrecht Team Logo FC Utrecht

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

29-04-2018

Eredivisie

Excelsior Team Logo Excelsior

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

06-05-2018

Eredivisie

PSV Eindhoven Team Logo PSV Eindhoven

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Sparta Rotterdam Preview

Sparta Rotterdam have had a terrible start to the season, having won just one of their ten competitive fixtures. They come into this tie on the back of a six-game winless streak across all competitions, losing six in the process. The Rotterdammers’ main issue of late has been their inefficient attack as they only scored once in their last six competitive games. Actually, they have failed to find the back of the net in five consecutive fixtures prior to their 1-1 draw at Excelsior last weekend. They hold the worst attacking record in the division with just six goals scored in nine league games. Sparta are second from the bottom in the Eredivisie table tied on six points with the bottom-placed Roda JC Kerkrade, already three points behind safety. At home, Sparta managed to beat Twente 1-0 in their opening home league game, but they are now on a two-game losing streak, conceding two goals in each of these. The most worrying thing is that Sparta are winless in their last five home meetings with FC Groningen in the Eredivisie, conceding at least two goals in three of these. Ragnar Ache, Craig Goodwin and Robert Muhren are Sparta’s joint topscorers at the moment with two goals each.

Sparta Rotterdam Team News

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

FC Groningen Preview

FC Groningen, on the other hand, have also struggled for consistency in this early part of the season, having won just three of their ten competitive fixtures. They are currently on a three-game winless streak in the Eredivisie, including a narrow 0-1 home loss at the hands of Willem II on Friday. This leaves Groningen only in 14th spot in the Eredivisie table tied on nine points with Twente, Heracles and Willem II, just two points clear of the bottom three. Groningen managed a decent tally of 12 goals in nine games this season, but their back line has let them down in this term. They have conceded 15 goals already, which is one of the worst defensive record in the division. Their recent away form has also been poor as Groningen have suffered defeats in four of their last five games across all competitions. In addition, Groningen conceded at least two goals in each of their last six away fixtures. The only good news is that Groningen are unbeaten in their last five visits to the Sparta-Stadion Het Kasteel, scoring at least two goals in three of these. Mimoun Mahi has been the standout player for Groningen in this early part of the season, as he is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with five goals in his nine league appearances.

FC Groningen Team News

Mimoun Mahi and Oussama Idrissi are both missing through suspension ahead of this trip.

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

FC Groningen Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.2

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 vs FC Groningen Sidelined Players

Sparta Rotterdam
- Janne Saksela Injured
- Paco van Moorsel Injured
FC Groningen
11 Oussama Idrissi Suspended
10 Mimoun Mahi Suspended

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Probably Lineup

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 CM Kenneth Dougal 182 79
7 CM Deroy Duarte 184 81
8 CDM Ryan Sanusi 181 76
10 AM Stijn Spierings 188 72
9 CF Robert Muehren 180 78
11 CF Loris Brogno 175 55
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Sergio Padt 197 82
21 RB Django Warmerdam 180 66
5 CD Samir Memisevic 185 80
4 CD Mike te Wierik 191 73
2 LB Todd Kane 180 70
25 CM Ritsu Doan 172 70
7 CM Juninho Bacuna 185 75
14 CM Carlos Antuna 174 59
8 CDM Ruben Yttergaard Jenssen 173 71
68 CDM Ludovit Reis - -
19 CF Tom van Weert 180 73