Gameweek six of the 2022-23 Eredivisie season will come to an end with the Rotterdam derby between Feyenoord and Sparta Rotterdam at De Kuip on Sunday.
These two teams were both victorious in their last league fixtures and will head into this weekend’s contest in Rotterdam with the wind on their sails.
Feyenoord kicked off their Europa League group-stage campaign with a disappointing 4-2 defeat at the hands of Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday.
De Stadionclub found themselves trailing by four goals through first-half goals from Luis Alberto and Felipe Anderson and a Matias Vecino brace, before a second-half double from Santiago Gimenez halved the deficit.
Prior to that, Arne Slot’s side came out on top in a 4-3 thriller against Go Ahead Eagles on Saturday to move up to second place in the league standings.
Nexp up for Feyenoord is the challenge of an opposing side who are without a victory in the last nine meetings between the teams, losing seven of them.
Ahead of an entertaining game against PSV Eindhoven next weekend, Slot’s side will be looking to set the tone with a dominant display on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Sparta Rotterdam claimed back-to-back victories for the first time this season following a 4-0 win over FC Volendam at the Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel on Saturday.
De Kasteelheren took the lead through Vito van Crooy in the 14th minute before a second-half brace from Tobias Lauritsen and Sven Mijnans’ goal sealed the victory.
With seven points from a possible 15, Sparta Rotterdam have moved up to seventh place in the league standings and now aim to continue their surge up the table.
Off the back of six wins and a draw in their last seven matches away from home, Steijn’s side will be looking to continue their upturn in form on the road.
Feyenoord vs Sparta Rotterdam head to head
These two teams have previously met on 41 occasions, where Feyenoord have claimed 32 victories while Rotterdam have won six, and they have drawn in three. Rotterdam have scored 35 goals and conceded 114 in the process. In their last five meetings, Feyenoord have won four while they have drawn once.
Feyenoord 1-1 Sparta Rotterdam 18/10/20
Sparta Rotterdam 0-2 Feyenoord 10/01/21
Feyenoord 2-0 Sparta Rotterdam 19/05/21
Sparta Rotterdam 0-1 Feyenoord 31/10/21
Feyenoord 4-0 Sparta Rotterdam 06/02/22
Feyenoord latest home form
Feyenoord have recently been on a relatively good run of form at home, having lost just one of their four most recent matches. They managed to defeat Emmen 4-0 in their last home game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored 11 goals and conceded five.
Feyenoord 0-2 Lyon 24/07/22
Feyenoord 6-1 NAC Breda 27/07/22
Feyenoord 1-2 Osasuna 31/07/22
Feyenoord 0-0 Heerenveen 13/08/22
Feyenoord 4-0 Emmen 27/08/22
Feyenoord latest away form
Feyenoord were beaten 4-2 by Lazio in their last away game in the Europa League. However, they have recently been on a good run of for on the road, having won each of their previous four games. In their last five matches, they have scored 14 goals and conceded 10.
Salzburg 1-2 Feyenoord 09/07/22
Vitesse 2-5 Feyenoord 07/08/22
RKC Waalwijk 0-1 Feyenoord 21/08/22
Go Ahead Eagles 3-4 Feyenoord 03/09/22
Lazio 4-2 Feyenoord 08/09/22
Sparta Rotterdam latest home form
Sparta Rotterdam have recently been on a relative good run of form at home, having lost just two of their nine most recent matches. They managed to defeat Volendam 4-0 in their last home game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored 10 goals and conceded five.
Sparta Rotterdam 1-0 Heracles 15/07/22
Sparta Rotterdam 3-1 Emmen 30/07/22
Sparta Rotterdam 2-3 AZ 14/08/22
Sparta Rotterdam 0-1 Ajax 21/08/22
Sparta Rotterdam 4-0 Volendam 03/09/22
Sparta Rotterdam latest away form
Sparta Rotterdam have recently been on a relatively good run of form on the road, having lost just one of their eight most recent matches. They defeated Go Ahead Eagles 1-0 in their last away game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored eight goals and conceded two.
Willem II 0-2 Sparta Rotterdam 20/07/22
Beerschot 1-0 Sparta Rotterdam 23/07/22
VOC 1-5 Sparta Rotterdam 26/07/22
Heerenveen 0-0 Sparta Rotterdam 05/08/22
Go Ahead Eagles 0-1 Sparta Rotterdam 27/08/22
Lutsharel Geertruida has missed the last two matches for Feyenoord due to Mononucleosis, and the Dutchman is a guaranteed absentee for this Sunday’s contest.
Having come off the bench to score in back-to-back games for the visitors, Santiago Gimenez could be rewarded with a spot in the starting lineup for this one.
Sparta Rotterdam news
Having four the back of the net in his last two matches for Sparta Rotterdam, Tobias Lauritsen is one to be keen on.
Tim Coremans will not play any part in this contest as the goalkeeper continue to battle a shoulder problem which has kept him out of action since July.
Prediction and Odds
Feyenoord have enjoyed the better of this fixture, having won each of the last four encounters between the sides, and currently have the more superior squad of the two teams.
That said, we expect Sparta Rotterdam to take the game to their visitors, but we are backing Slot’s side to win here.
Odds: 1 2.10 X 2.05 2 2.30
Feyenoord 1-0 Sparta Rotterdam
Feyenoord 2-0 Sparta Rotterdam
Feyenoord 2-1 Sparta Rotterdam
Feyenoord 3-1 Sparta Rotterdam
Feyenoord 1-1 Sparta Rotterdam