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Ryan Allan 21 May 2024
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Utrecht have won seven of their last eight home matches (Photo via Getty Images)
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Utrecht vs Sparta Rotterdam Predictions


Goals seem likely in a clash of two in-form sides on Thursday.

Utrecht are usually strong at home, so I'm backing them to score two or more, in a game where I also expect over 2.5 goals scored. 

  • Utrecht have seen over 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 8 matches
  • Utrecht scored 2+ goals in 6 of their last 8 matches
  • Utrecht have seen over 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 8 matches against Sparta Rotterdam
  • Sparta Rotterdam conceded 2+ goals in 5 of their last 7 away matches
  • Sparta Rotterdam have seen over 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 10 matches

Head to Head


Utrecht and Sparta Rotterdam will meet on Thursday for the 27th time since 2002. Utrecht claimed the spoils on 15 occasions, while Sparta collected only five wins. 

Sparta edged to a 1-0 victory when these sides last met in Utrecht less than two weeks ago. 

Utrecht Form


Utrecht's regular season ended in a dramatic fashion on Sunday, as they played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with AZ.Three behind going into the second half, Ron Jans's side showed their powers of recovery to claim an unlikely share of the points. 

Jans' men enjoyed an excellent recent run at the Stadion Galgenwaard this season. Utrecht won seven successive Eredivisie matches before a 1-0 reversal against Sparta earlier this month. 

The Cathedral citizens finished the season in seventh spot, one point ahead of Thursday's opponents. 

Utrecht Team News


Utrecht boss Jans could make one or two changes to his first XI on Thursday. Danish pair Victor Jensen and Oscar Fraulo are likely candidates to earn a recall to Jans' selection. 

Kevin Gadellaa, Tim Handwerker and Anthony Descotte are again expected to miss out for the home side. 

Sparta Rotterdam Form


Sparta Rotterdam maintained their strong end-of-season form with a 2-1 win against Heerenveen on Sunday. Jeroen Rijsdijk's side won six and lost only two of their last nine fixtures of the regular season. 

Up and down on their travels, Sparta won eight but lost seven of 17 away Eredivisie fixtures this season. De Kasteelheren also leaked two goals or more in five of their seven most recent road trips.

Sparta Rotterdam Team News


Sparta boss Rijsdijk could name the same XI that edged past Heerenveen on Sunday. 

Arno Verschueren and Joshua Kitolano remain the only players unavailable for selection. 

Verdict

A tricky match to call, goals seem likely, with both teams preferring to get on the front foot.

Utrecht to score two or more is my top tip, with over 2.5 goals also expected on Thursday. 

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