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Sparta Rotterdam vs Heracles prediction, odds and free betting tips (21/08/2021)

Sparta Rotterdam and Heracles lock horns at the Sparta-Stadion Het Kasteel in the Eredivisie on Saturday. Read our expert predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Sparta Rotterdam vs Heracles – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Both Sparta Rotterdam and Heracles are aiming to bounce back from opening weekend defeats when they meet on Saturday. Read our top three expert predictions for the Eredivisie fixture below.

The odds presented here are always subject to change. Remember to check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds are provided by Betfred, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.

Sparta Rotterdam to Win

Sparta Rotterdam were trounced 4-0 at Utrecht on the opening weekend of the 2021/22 Eredivisie campaign, though we’re tipping De Kasteelheren to shake off their frustrations against Heracles. Sparta finished the previous season strongly at home with four wins from five matches and with supporters back at the Sparta-Stadion Het Kasteel this weekend, the hosts should have plenty of energy to harness.

Both Teams to Score

Sparta Rotterdam and Heracles have regularly traded blows in recent encounters and BTTS bettors could be rewarded again in the clubs’ latest tussle on Saturday. Both teams found the net in each of Sparta and Heracles’ Eredivisie skirmishes last term, while goals also went in at either end of the teams’ pre-season friendly in July. We’re tipping that pattern to continue later this week.

Highest Scoring Half: Second

Last season, 100% of the goals scored in fixtures between Sparta Rotterdam and Heracles were plundered in the second half and we expect a similar outcome when the teams renew acquaintances on Saturday. Three of the four goals notched in Sparta’s defeat to Utrecht last weekend were hit in the second period and Rotterdam’s habit of starting games in a tentative fashion could push any action beyond the break again when Heracles visit.

Sparta Rotterdam vs Heracles: Match Preview

Sparta Rotterdam

Following their impressive eighth-place finish in last season’s Eredivisie, expectations were high ahead of the new campaign for Sparta and their 4-0 drubbing at Utrecht certainly wasn’t in the script. Head Coach Henk Fraser has some repair work to do on his players’ confidence this week, though Sparta’s haul of 13 points from the last 15 on offer at home should help in that regard.

Heracles

Heracles boss Frank Wormuth would have expected little from his club’s tough season opener against PSV last weekend, so their 2-0 reverse to the title hopefuls wouldn’t have been too much of a body blow. The Heraclieden will be targeting another top-half finish this term, though a run at the European qualification places might prove beyond them again.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Sparta Rotterdam vs Heracles

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Netherlands Eredivisie
Sparta Rotterdam
VS
Heracles
August 21, 2021
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Sparta Rotterdam vs Heracles

icon Head to Head

21/08/21
NE
Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam
1 - 1
Heracles
Heracles
02/07/21
EF
Heracles
Heracles
1 - 2
Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam
21/03/21
NE
Heracles
Heracles
1 - 1
Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam
25/10/20
NE
Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam
1 - 1
Heracles
Heracles
08/12/19
NE
Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam
0 - 0
Heracles
Heracles

Sparta Rotterdam

Last 5

12/09/21
NE
Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam
3 - 1
Fortuna Sittard
Fortuna Sittard
28/08/21
NE
Go Ahead Eagles
Go Ahead Eagles
2 - 0
Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam
15/08/21
NE
FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht
4 - 0
Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam
31/07/21
EF
Excelsior
Excelsior
0 - 3
Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam
23/07/21
EF
Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam
1 - 2
NAC
NAC

Heracles

Last 5

01/09/21
EF
Werder Bremen
Werder Bremen
2 - 0
Heracles
Heracles
29/08/21
NE
Heracles
Heracles
0 - 1
NEC
NEC
14/08/21
NE
Heracles
Heracles
0 - 2
PSV
PSV
07/08/21
ECF
Heracles
Heracles
3 - 1
PEC Zwolle
PEC Zwolle
07/08/21
EF
Heracles
Heracles
3 - 1
PEC Zwolle
PEC Zwolle

Sparta Rotterdam vs Heracles Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

What stadium will the match be played at?

Saturday’s fixture will be played at the Sparta-Stadion Het Kasteel.

When does this fixture kick off?

The match will kick off at 20:00 CET (GMT +1) on August 21.

Who will referee Saturday’s game?

Bas Nijhuis will officiate Saturday’s clash between Sparta Rotterdam and Heracles.