Sittard positively surprised last time out against Heerenveen on the road when they come with a 1:3 victory, despite being considered as strong underdogs by the bookies.
They surprised the hosts with an effective approach, scoring as many as three goals during the first part, pretty much securing their victory here. The home side did take the initiative in the second part, but their attacks simply lacked more creativity, as they managed to be effective only once, not being in a position to completely return to the match.
Sittard, with this important victory, moved away from the red zone a bit, currently being at 12th place in the standings, but never the less caution is needed in matches to come.
The home side will have no fresh injury worries for this one and will be able to select their best starting XI.
Sparta failed to be more competitive in their last match at home against favored Feyenoord, as they suffered a loss with a 0:2 result.
They conceded an early goal in the 11th minute of the encounter while having a great dose of passivity in their front line, which simply couldn’t result in them expecting something more in this one. The guests appeared better with the ball, successfully scoring one more time just before the full time, deservedly taking all three in this clash.
Sparta Rotterdam is at 9th place in the rankings, safe from the danger zone, but not competitive for European exit places.
The guests will also be able to field up their best players, only missing long-term absentee goalkeeper Coremans.
Not much to gain out of a passive approach
Even though the visitors are considered slight favorites here, I wouldn’t underestimate the home side here, as they proved that they are more than capable to be dangerous. I would avoid any outcomes here and opt for goals, as that is the safest bet in my opinion. After all, there is no reason for Sparta to stay in the back as they did in the last match, as we all saw how that one ended, with both teams looking to gain something out of this clash.