Match Preview: Heerenveen 2-1 Sparta Rotterdam Prediction and Betting Tips | Netherlands (Eredivisie)

Heerenveen – Sparta Rotterdam betting tips for today, January 26, 2018.
Kick-off: 20:00
Football: Netherlands – Eredivisie
Tip: Home Win
Odds: 1.50
Bookmaker: bet365
Match Result: 2:1 WON!!!
Match Preview
Heerenveen welcome Dick Advocaat’s Sparta Rotterdam side to the Abe Lenstra for this Friday night Eredivisie (ERE) fixture to kickoff the weekend of Dutch football.
Heerenveen fans are having a frustrating time as their side have been inconsistent all season, picking just up just one win in each of the last two months – both against sides in the bottom four.
The visitors here are one of, if not the most consistent side in the league! Their fans are just as unhappy however, as they have lost each of the last seven league games. The Gladiators have won just two of their 19 games this season but still remain just five points from safety.
Although Sparta keep losing, they have at least shown glimpses of positivity in the two games so far under the new leadership of Advocaat. They played well in the narrow 1-0 defeat against Vitesse, and more recently led twice only to lose 3-2 to Excelsior in Advocaat’s first Rotterdamse Derby last Sunday.
Players to watch: Young attacking midfielder Pelle van Amersfoort (HEE) scored a cracking goal to keep his side in the top half with a 1-1 draw vs Vitesse last time out. He has scored in Heerenveen’s last three games (ERE).
New loan signing Freddy Friday (SPA) had plenty of opportunities vs Excelsior, but the pressure of the derby must have got to him. He seeks his first goal in Sparta colours here – maybe ‘Friday’ will be the day!
Stat attack: Sparta have been drawing at half-time and losing at full-time in each of their last three games, four of their last five games have seen over 3.5 goals in total (ERE).
Heerenveen have seen over 2.5 goals scored in each of their last five home games vs Sparta in all competitions, the hosts won four of these games.