Twente met the expectations last time out against Venlo on the road, as they recorded a victory with a 1:2 result.
They appeared quite aggressive in the first part, and deservedly took the lead in the 27th over Danilo. As the match moved to the second, a more balanced play was seen, as both sides managed to put one to the scoreline, the visitors in the 63rd over Ilic, while the hosts were effective via Linthorst, only seven minutes later.
Twente is at European leading 6th place, but they will need more constancy in their performances if they want to be competitive for it fully.
They should only be missing midfielder van Leeuwen (6/1) who didn’t influence much anyway.
Sparta is coming to this clash after a loss they suffered at home against Groningen when they were outplayed with a 2:3 result.
The guests looked far more concrete at the finishing, having a 1:3 lead after the seventy-fourth minute of the clash, while the hosts managed to reduce in the 80th over Burger, unfortunately, not being in a situation for a complete comeback in this encounter and suffering quite a deserved loss.
Sparta is currently at 9th place in the standings, still a bit far from play-off leading 7th place, as they are eight points in deficit compared to AZ Alkmaar.
The guests should only miss a long-term absentee goalkeeper Coremans who didn’t play this season.
It is time for a leap forward
Twente proved that they know their opponent well, as they were able to defeat them in the last four matches that they played against each other. In addition, they are appearing like a more creative team throughout this season, so victory in this one shouldn’t be much of a challenge for them. I am going with the hosts here, as the odds in their favor are more than decent for us to bet.