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Sparta Rotterdam vs AZ Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips (30/04/2022)

Sparta Rotterdam and AZ clash in the Eredivisie on Saturday. Bottom club Sparta are running out of time to secure safety. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Sparta Rotterdam vs AZ – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Bottom club Sparta have lost three of their last four Eredivisie fixtures ahead of another tough test against AZ on Saturday. Read our top three predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

AZ to Win

Rock bottom Sparta lost for the third time in four matches when they were beaten at Twente last time out and with just a handful of fixtures left to contest, relegation is a real possibility this season. In the aftermath of that loss, Maurice Steijn replaced sacked boss Henk Fraser and Sparta will hope to see a new manager bounce this week. A strong AZ outfit will arrive in Rotterdam determined to take advantage of their host’s upheaval however, and having won five of their last seven assignments on the road, Pascal Jansen’s away-day specialists are favoured to triumph.

Both Teams to Score

While their results at the Sparta-Stadion Het Kasteel have been mixed, Sparta have at least retained a measure of threat in the final third and the relegation candidates have notched in six of their last seven fixtures on home soil. That record suggests Sparta have the tools to net a consolation on Saturday, just as they did when they lost 3-1 to AZ back in December. With that considered, backing both teams to score looks a solid choice.

Jesper Karlsson to Score Anytime

Swedish attacker Jesper Karlsson bagged two of AZ’s goals when they eased to a 3-1 victory over Sparta in Alkmaar back in December and the 23-year-old can add to his 15-goal tally for the campaign against the same opponents on Saturday. With two strikes in his last three appearances, Karlsson is looking sharp and the ex- Elfsborg frontman can make his presence felt again this weekend.

Sparta Rotterdam vs AZ Match Preview and Team News

Sparta Rotterdam

Michael Goncalves Pinto and Mario Engels are both sidelined for Sparta this week. Sparta have a new manager at the helm after Maurice Steijn – who was due to join in the summer – decided to take up his role early in a bid to mastermind a great escape. With his squad severely low on confidence, Steijn has it all to do however.

AZ

Mohdammed Tabbouni is still out for AZ, though Yusuf Barasi and Jelle Duin could be back in contention. AZ came from behind to beat Heerenveen 2-1 in Alkmaar last time out and they have lost just twice in 19 Eredivisie fixtures overall since early November.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Sparta Rotterdam vs AZ

Check out our rundown of the best stats for Saturday’s match below alongside a tool to help you choose the best odds.

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April 30, 2022
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05/12/21
NE
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AZ
3 - 1
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Sparta Rotterdam
10/04/21
NE
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2 - 0
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Sparta Rotterdam
04/10/20
NE
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4 - 4
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21/12/19
NE
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Sparta Rotterdam
3 - 0
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14/09/19
NE
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5 - 1
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Sparta Rotterdam

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22/04/22
NE
FC Twente odds
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FC Twente
2 - 0
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Sparta Rotterdam
19/04/22
NE
Vitesse odds
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Vitesse
0 - 1
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16/04/22
NE
Fortuna Sittard odds
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Fortuna Sittard
3 - 0
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Sparta Rotterdam
09/04/22
NE
Ajax odds
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Ajax
2 - 1
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03/04/22
NE
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1 - 1
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AZ

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23/04/22
NE
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AZ
2 - 1
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Heerenveen
10/04/22
NE
odds PEC Zwolle
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PEC Zwolle
2 - 1
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02/04/22
NE
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3 - 1
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20/03/22
NE
odds Willem II
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Willem II
2 - 2
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17/03/22
CON
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AZ
2 - 2
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Sparta Rotterdam vs AZ Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Sparta Rotterdam vs AZ prediction

Which club is favourite to win this weekend?

AZ have been priced as favourites to win this weekend.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 21:00 CET (GMT +1).

Who is Sparta Rotterdam’s manager?

Maurice Steijn is Sparta’s new boss having just been appointed this week. The 48-year-old has previously coached ADO Den Haag, VVV-Venlo, Al-Wahda and NAC Breda.

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