Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Volendam and Sparta face each other at Kras Stadion on day 12 of the new Eredivisie campaign. Volendam have been involved in some high-scoring games of late and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but both Luke Le Roux and Brian Plat are rated doubtful for the match.
The Rotterdammers, on the other hand, suffered a shocking 2-1 loss to Almere City in their last league match. Sparta are eager to return to winning ways as soon as possible and given Volendam’s shaky defence, we believe that gamblers from all around the globe can find value in betting on over 2.5 goals. In their last meeting in the Eredivisie Volendam defeated Sparta 2-1. As for the away team, all Koki Saito, Sergi Rosanas, and Mike Eerdhuijzen are major doubts and the trio will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
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.