Feyenoord vs Sparta Rotterdam – Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 06/02/22, Team News and Lineups
Free predictions and betting picks for Feyenoord vs Sparta Rotterdam
Bookmaker Ratings prediction one: Under 3.5 Goals – 1.44
Bookmaker Ratings prediction two: Feyenoord -1.0 Goal Handicap – 1.75
Under 3.5 Goals
Just a single late strike from Cyril Dessers separated Feyenoord and Sparta when the rivals last met in October and the net rattled just seven times across the teams’ last four encounters overall. Under 3.5 goals landed on each occasion and we recommend pursuing the same market in what should be a keenly contested derby on Sunday.
Feyenoord -1.0 Goal Handicap
Feyenoord didn’t concede a goal in any of their last three meetings with Sparta and De Trots van Zuid have an opportunity to keep a fourth straight clean sheet against their neighbours on Sunday. Sparta have notched just two goals in their last three away assignments and a more formidable Feyenoord outfit should be able to cover the -1.0 handicap against their shot-shy opponents.
— Feyenoord Rotterdam (@Feyenoord) February 2, 2022
Preliminary review and match prediction for Feyenoord vs Sparta Rotterdam
Bragging rights are up for grabs along with the usual three points when Feyenoord welcome local rivals Sparta to the Stadion Feijenoord for the Rotterdam Derby on Sunday, and the hosts will be determined to live up to their favourites tag on home soil.
Feyenoord are undoubtedly the city’s most popular club and having lost just one of the last ten derby fixtures in Rotterdam, their dominance has been far-reaching.
However, while results have been one-sided, the games themselves have had more of an ebb and flow, and Sparta nearly snatched a point when the teams last met in October before they were denied by the latest of match-winners from Cyril Dessers.
That clash – which eventually finished 1-0 in Feyenoord’s favour – was in keeping with the pattern of recent derbies that have been decided by slender margins and in the last four encounters between the traditional foes, just seven goals were registered.
Sparta are among the Eredivisie’s relegation candidates this term, though they have generally been able to drag their performance levels up when facing Feyenoord.
Manager Henk Fraser bolstered his squad during the January transfer window and with some interesting additions to deploy, Sparta should be able to make Sunday’s derby a competitive one again.
With that considered, we envisage another tense afternoon, where backing under 3.5 goals for the fifth derby running could be a smart move.
Feyenoord have been the dominant force in the derby over the past few seasons and Sparta haven’t scored a single goal against their city rivals in any of the clubs’ last three meetings. Only PEC Zwolle (12) have notched less often than Sparta (16) in the Eredivisie this term, so back both teams not to score at 1.7 for a safe wager.
Get Quick Rich
If you’re on the lookout for a meatier price on Sunday then backing Feyenoord to win 2-0 in the correct score market at 6.0 could be worth considering. That was the final score when De Trots van Zuid beat Sparta in the teams’ last meeting at the Stadion Feijenoord in May 2021 and in their previous tussle before that four months’ earlier at the Sparta-Stadion Het Kasteel.
Feyenoord vs Sparta Rotterdam first goalscorer
With 11 Eredivisie goals this season, Guus Til has enjoyed a fine campaign for Feyenoord and the 24-year-old is always primed to chip in with match-defining efforts for his team. Til has already scored first four times this term and you can back him to break the deadlock again at 5.5 on Sunday.
Feyenoord vs Sparta Rotterdam Team News
Feyenoord have the luxury of a clean bill of health ahead of Sunday’s Rotterdam Derby. Head Coach Arne Slot is expected to deploy his team in his favoured 4-2-3-1 formation with the dangerous Bryan Linssen leading the line.
Benjamin van Leer is expected to sit out Sunday’s game with a foot injury, while Maduka Okoye should return in goal for Sparta following his return from AFCON duty with Nigeria.
Feyenoord: Bijlow – Pedersen, Geertruida, Senesi, Malacia – Kökcü, Aursnes – Jahanbakhsh, Til, Nelson – Linssen
Sparta Rotterdam: Okoye – Abels, Beugelsdijk, Vriends – Masouras, Mijnans, Aussar, Crooij, Meijers – Thy, Dalmau
Deep-lying playmaker Orkun Kökcü has excelled at the base of Feyenoord’s midfield this season, chipping in with three goals and six assists over the course of the Eredivisie campaign. The 21-year-old notched twice against NEC Nijmegen before the international break and he will be hoping to pick up where he left off against Sparta Rotterdam.
Most popular FAQ for Feyenoord vs Sparta Rotterdam
Who won the last meeting between these clubs?
Feyenoord beat Sparta Rotterdam 1-0 when the teams last met on October 31st.
Where will this fixture be played?
Sunday’s derby fixture will be contested at the Stadion Feijenoord
Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?
We recommend checking out the odds at William Hill for Feyenoord vs Sparta Rotterdam.
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