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Utrecht vs Sparta Rotterdam prediction, odds and free betting tips (15/08/2021)

Utrecht and Sparta Rotterdam meet on the opening weekend of the 2021/22 Eredivisie season at the Stadion Galgenwaard. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our match preview.

Utrecht vs Sparta Rotterdam – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Utrecht have an excellent recent record against Sparta. Can they maintain their dominance over Rotterdam on Sunday? Read our top three expert predictions for the weekend’s 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.

Utrecht to Win

Utrecht will be determined to get their latest Eredivisie campaign off to a positive start this weekend and their superb head-to-head record against Sparta Rotterdam makes them our tip to claim three points. Utrecht have won an incredible nine of their last ten encounters with Sparta – a sequence that should arm them with enough confidence to prevail again on Sunday.

Both Teams to Score

Both teams to score bettors found plenty of success in Utrecht’s home matches last season, when BTTS landed in 13 of the club’s 17 assignments at the Stadion Galgenwaard. Sparta Rotterdam meanwhile, closed out the previous campaign by scoring in ten of their final 12 regular-season away matches, numbers that suggest backing both teams to score again on Sunday could prove profitable.

Under 3.5 Goals

In terms of the total goals scored at the Stadion Galgenwaard this weekend, we don’t expect a bucketload of net shredding action to occur. Under 3.5 goals were scored in four of the last five meetings between the clubs, while the same bet landed in 11 of Sparta Rotterdam’s last 12 Eredivisie away contests.

Utrecht vs Sparta Rotterdam: Match Preview

Utrecht

Utrecht manager René Hake emulated his predecessors Dick Advocaat and John van den Brom last season when he led the club to an impressive sixth-placed Eredivisie finish. The Domstedelingen ultimately fell short in the European playoff final against Feyenoord, though they look well-equipped to mount another continental qualification charge in 2021/22.

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam achieved their highest Eredivisie finish since 1998 when they secured eighth spot last term and coach Henk Fraser rightly received plenty of plaudits after the team’s excellent campaign. After a slow summer in the transfer market, Sparta’s squad is largely as it was for the new season, though continuity could prove crucial in helping them to pursue another high finish.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Utrecht vs Sparta Rotterdam

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

Netherlands Eredivisie
FC Utrecht
VS
Sparta Rotterdam
August 15, 2021
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FC Utrecht vs Sparta Rotterdam

icon Head to Head

15/08/21
NE
FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht
4 - 0
Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam
13/05/21
NE
Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam
0 - 0
FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht
24/01/21
NE
FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht
1 - 0
Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam
08/03/20
NE
FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht
5 - 1
Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam
27/10/19
NE
Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam
1 - 2
FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

Last 5

11/09/21
NE
FC Twente
FC Twente
1 - 0
FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht
02/09/21
EF
FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht
3 - 1
Cercle Brugge
Cercle Brugge
29/08/21
NE
FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht
3 - 1
Feyenoord
Feyenoord
21/08/21
NE
FC Groningen
FC Groningen
0 - 0
FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht
07/08/21
EF
FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht
2 - 3
Fortuna Sittard
Fortuna Sittard

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
21/08/21
NE
Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam
1 - 1
Heracles
Heracles
31/07/21
EF
Excelsior
Excelsior
0 - 3
Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam
23/07/21
EF
Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam
1 - 2
NAC
NAC

Utrecht vs Sparta Rotterdam Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

What stadium will the match be played at?

Sunday’s fixture will be played at the Stadion Galgenwaard.

When does this fixture kick off?

The match will kick off at 14:30 CET (GMT +1) on August 15.

Who will referee Sunday’s game?

Martin van den Kerkhof will take charge of Sunday’s match between Utrecht and Sparta Rotterdam.