Match Preview: Sparta Rotterdam 4-1 Venlo Prediction and Betting Tips | NETHERLANDS: Eredivisie

Sparta Rotterdam – Venlo betting tips for today, August 9, 2019

Kick-off: 19:00 Sparta Rotterdam – Venlo
Football: NETHERLANDS: Eredivisie – Round 2
Tip: 1 DNB
Odds: 1.52
Bookmaker: Unibet

Match Result: 4:1 WON!!!

Match Preview

Eredivisie football returns to Het Kasteel, on the back of Sparta’s gutsy 2-2 draw at Feyenoord last weekend. Only an added-time equaliser denied them a shock win, in a match where all of the goals came in the second half.
Each of Sparta’s last six Eredivisie home matches have produced a winner on the day (W3, L3) and seen both teams score. Twenty eight goals were scored in total across those six matches (4.67 per match average) and that sequence includes a 3-2 victory over Venlo.
A 3-2 scoreline was also produced in Venlo head coach Robert Maaskant’s only prior personal H2H with opposite number Henk de Jong. Maaskant was the loser that time, and he is also winless in seven of his nine H2Hs with Sparta (W2, D3, L4). Seven of those nine matches saw over 3.5 total goals.
Impressively, Venlo have lost just one of their last seven matches vs newly-promoted opposition (W4, D2, L1). Furthermore, each of those seven encounters saw both teams score, with Venlo coming from behind to avoid defeat in four of the matches (W3, D1).
Players to watch: Sparta’s Lars Veldwijk put his side 2-1 up against Feyenoord last time out before said equaliser. He scored 24 goals in 36 league appearances last term.
Venlo veteran Jonathan Opoku was involved in all three of his side’s goals on the opening day, notching a goal and two assists after half-time.
Stat attack: Sparta’s home games averaged 3.68 goals per match in the Eerste Divisie last term.
Henk de Jong has drawn both of his prior engagements with Venlo.
Venlo have conceded at least twice in nine of their last 11 Eredivisie away matches.
Venlo are winless on this ground since their first ever visit in 2003, returning a league record of: W1, D1, L8.