Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
VVV-Venlo and Sparta Rotterdam face each other at Seacon Stadium – De Koel in the Eredivisie round 21. Venlo have been slipping down the standings week by week, and they are only four points clear of the relegation zone ahead of the visit of Sparta. The hosts, who suffered a heavy 6-0 loss to Feyenoord at the weekend, should be without Dekker, Donis, Giakoumakis, Guwara, and Machach in the midweek clash.
The Rotterdamers, on the other hand, are eager to put an end to their eight-game winless run in the Eredivisie. Since Sparta are determined to return to winning ways as well, we believe that punters can find value in betting on both teams to score. Cape Verde international Jeffry Fortes returns from suspension, while goalkeeper Tim Coremans remains in the recovery room. You should bear in mind that over 2.5 goals have been netted in each of their previous four meetings in the Dutch top flight.
Highlighted Player (Danny Post):
Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Danny Post is a Dutch footballer who plays for VVV-Venlo as a midfielder. Post started his senior career Haarlem, but after making no more than 14 appearances with the club, he joined Groningen in 2009.
The Dutch footballer player only one league game for the Green and White Army as he was loaned to Cambuur in 2010. The next stop in his career was Dordrecht, where he established himself as a first-team regular. After scoring four goals in 50 league appearances for the club, Danny Post moved to VVV-Venlo in 2013. Post made his VVV debut in a goalless draw with Eindhovan on August 2, 2013.
He scored his first goal for the club in a 3-0 win over Achilles ’29 on March 9, 2014. His main position is defensive midfield, but he is capable of producing fine displays as both central midfielder and centre-back. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Sparta Rotterdam):
Founded back on April 1, 1888, Sparta Rotterdam is considered one of the oldest clubs in the Netherlands. De Kasteelheren (the Castle Lords) welcome their opponents at Het Kasteel, and they have a great rivalry with Feyenoord. Yet another Rotterdam club Excelsior are considered Sparta’s fierce rivals as well.
Sparta Rotterdam wear white shirts with red strips when playing on home soil, while sky blue is the dominant colour of their away kit. De Kasteelheren have won six Eredivisie trophies. Sparta were the dominant force in the Dutch football in the 1910s, with the team winning their last league title in the 1958/59 season.
De Kasteelheren have won three Dutch Cup trophies as well (1957/58, 1961/62, 1965/66). In the 1985/86 season Sparta last participated in the UEFA Cup, with the team beating Hamburger SC in round 1, while suffering elimination to Borussia Monchengladbach in the second round. Sparta’s stadium Het Kasteel can hold up to 11,926 spectators.