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Holland Eerste Divisie | Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel | 24th March
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Sparta Rotterdam vs NEC predictions for Sunday morning’s Eerste Divisie clash at Het Kasteel. Who will come out on top when two of Eerste Divisie’s biggest clubs face off in Rotterdam this weekend? Read on for all our free match predictions and betting tips.

Sparta Rotterdam vs NEC Nijmegen Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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Sparta Rotterdam to Win @ 7/10

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Sparta Rotterdam 3-1 @ 12/1

Reason For Sparta Rotterdam vs NEC Nijmegen Betting Tips

The standout fixture in Eerste Divisie this weekend takes place in Rotterdam on Sunday morning, as 2nd placed Sparta entertain 9th placed NEC at Het Kasteel. The teams fought out a 1-1 draw at Goffertstadion in November and NEC will be hoping to secure another positive result here to extend their unbeaten run in the league to ten games. However, the visitors are currently without a win in nine on the road and are likely to come up short against Henk Fraser’s charges, who boast by far the best home record in the second tier.

Sparta Rotterdam have been thriving since suffering a 0-3 hammering at home to champions elect Twente on match day 24, and they bagged a fourth win from five at Almere City last week as goals from Mohammed Rayhi, Ragnar Ache ad Deroy Duarte sealed another impressive victory.

The title race is still all but over, with Twente a massive 11 points clear at the head of affairs, but that in itself seems to have removed the shackles from Sparta who have been back to their rampant best in front of goal.

Henk Fraser’s side have netted 15 goals in their last five games including six against 3rd placed Go Ahead Eagles at the end of February, and they really should take all the beating come the Play-offs providing the weight of expectation doesn’t tell.

That embarrassing reversal to Twente aside, Sparta have been near perfect at Het Kasteel this term and have made it a real fortress by posting 11 wins and two draws from 13 outings. It’s proven mighty difficult for anyone else in Eerste Divisie to get any kind of result in Rotterdam, and NEC are the next side to have a go this Sunday.

On the face of it, Jack De Gier’s side appear well placed to have a crack at Sparta, after extending their unbeaten streak to nine matches last week with a stunning 5-0 demolition job against 4th placed Den Bosch.

NEC are really stepping up to the plate after a dismal first half of the campaign and are now up into the Play-off places, but they travel to Rotterdam seeking their first away success since beating Telstar 0-3 at IJmuiden Stadion in October.

It’s surely just a matter of time before the Nijmegen outfit break that duck after four consecutive draws and some solid performances on their travels, but Het Kasteel is just not the place to go to end a long barren spell and the visitors will be without marksman Ferdy Druijf here after his call up for international duty.

We do expect this improved NEC side to put on a decent show and make a real fist of it on Sunday morning, but we simply can’t oppose Sparta here at a shade of odds-on, due to their sensational home form and recent goal scoring exploits. Fraser’s side are missing several players who are in international action, but they have enough depth and quality in their squad to cope.

This should be a great game to kick off the rest of the weekend’s action in Eerste Divisie and we’re predicting a 3-1 triumph for the hosts alongside a two point wager on them to bank the three points.

Head to Head

Sparta have 18 wins to NEC's 13 from 40 previous meetings (nine draws). The Rotterdam outfit have won three of the last four encounters between the sides and haven't lost at home to NEC since 2008.

Sparta Rotterdam Team News

Sparta Rotterdam Team Badge There should be starts for Royston Drenthe, Edouard Duplan and Gregor Breinburg here with the likes of Deroy Duarte, Abdou Harroui and Lars Veldwijk on international duty.

NEC Nijmegen Team News

NEC Nijmegen Team Badge Key forwards Ole Romeny and Ferdy Druijf will miss this Sunday's game after being called up for international duty.

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Article by: Chris K
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Published: March 23, 2019

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Sparta Rotterdam vs NEC Nijmegen Stats

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  • Sparta Rotterdam have posted 11 wins, two draws and one defeat from their 14 home league games this term.
  • The hosts have won four and drawn one of their last five matches, scoring 15 goals in the process.
  • NEC are unbeaten in nine league games but have not won any of their last nine away fixtures – a run stretching back to October 2018.
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