Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Utrecht will be looking to build on a 2-0 win over Heracles when they welcome Sparta Rotterdam at their Stadion Galgenwaard on Matchday 18. Utrecht quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Utrecht, but they need to keep on improving their game if they are to represent the Netherlands in European competitions next term. Rene Hake’s men have suffered only one loss at home ground this season, and they are surely capable of beating Sparta at their Stadion Galgenwaard.
Henk Fraser’s troops have been having their ups and downs of late, but given their shaky defence, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the home team. In their last meeting in the Dutch Eredivisie Utrecht hammered Sparta Rotterdam 5-1, and we believe that the history is going to repeat itself. Midfielder Bryan Smeets is unlikely to feature for the visitors as he suffered an injury in the 5-3 loss to PSV.