Fortuna Sittard vs Sparta Rotterdam Match Analysis & Prediction
03/02/2023 10:00 pm
Fortuna Sittard will be looking to continue their climb up the Eredivisie table when they entertain Sparta Rotterdam at the Fortuna Stadion on Friday.
The hosts have risen to the 11th spot thanks to back-to-back league wins after a tough spell, while their visitors remain sixth, having gone unbeaten in their last eight top-flight outings.
After narrowly avoiding relegation last season, Dutch side Fortuna Sittard struggled again this time.
They put three consecutive wins on the board following five straight defeats to begin the term and then experienced another particularly tough run between mid-October and mid-January.
In that time, they managed just one more league win in eight attempts while drawing three and suffering four further defeats, leaving them at the bottom end of the division with 16 points from 17 outings.
De Kasteelheren has improved significantly since their last encounter with Fortuna Sittard, recording eight consecutive wins and four draws.
The first of these victories was against the same opposition in October, with Arno Verschueren scoring twice and Vito van Crooij converting a penalty in a 3-1 home win.
The most recent three-point haul came away at Cambuur two weeks ago, with Maurice Steijn’s men coming away with a 3-0 triumph thanks to goals from Tobias Lauritsen, Koki Saito, and van Crooij.
Fortuna Sittard vs. Sparta Rotterdam Head to head
Both sides have 19 games against each other with hosts taking five wins while visitors with eight wins, and six draws.
Fortuna Sittard Team News
Fortuna Sittard made only one change to their lineup for the weekend’s meeting with Cambuur. We should again see a very similar starting lineup–with vastly experienced forward Burak Yilmaz bound to lead the line, having found the net from the penalty spot in each of their last four league games.
Fortuna Sittard's Last 5 Matches
Sparta Rotterdam Team News
Sparta Rotterdam’s line should again be led by Tobias Lauritsen, who has netted six league goals so far this term and will hope to continue his fine form against Feyenoord at De Kuip. Meanwhile, winger Vito van Crooij will also come in with plenty of confidence, having hit the net seven times and provided six assists in 19 Eredivisie appearances this campaign.
Sparta Rotterdam's Last 5 Matches
Fortuna Sittard vs. Sparta Rotterdam: Odds and Predictions
3 Way: Draw
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