Sparta Rotterdam – Ajax Tips & Predictions For Today, March 18, 2018.
League: Netherlands – Eredivisie
Tip: Away Win
Match Result: 2:5 WON!!!
|Dick Advocaat has finally got his Sparta Rotterdam side playing, and they head into this following their first back to back Eredivisie wins of the campaign! Last weekend proved gut wrenching as Sparta still remain five points from safety (ahead of the round) after Willem II’s surprise victory over PSV.|
|Sparta will need to come up with a surprise of their own if they are to chase Willem II down as they come up against second-placed Ajax, who haven’t exactly been consistent in their faltering pursuit of the title.|
|Ajax and coach Erik ten Hag had a trip to forget last time on the road against Vitesse with a 3-2 loss, they have won only two of their last four on the road and recently dropped points away to lowly Twente. Advocaat can take positives from this stat.|
|Sparta are without a natural goal scorer in the team. Their top scorer has only five goals, which represents just over a fifth of Sparta’s 24 goals.|
|Sparta are the lowest scoring team in the Eredivisie and must defend like actual Spartans to get anything from this against the league’s top scorers (72 goals, on average 2.6 per game).|
|Players to watch: Robert Muhren (SPA) has scored in back to back games for the first time this season and narrowly leads strike partner Fred Friday in the top scorer spot (five goals).|
|David Neres (AJA) found his shooting boots last weekend after a his longest goal scoring drought of the season (five games).|
|Stat attack: Ajax have scored 2+ goals and seen 2.5 goals scored in eight of their last ten away games. They are also unbeaten in 15 of their last 16 Eredivisie games.|
|Three of the last five meetings between the sides have seen only one team score, yet each of the last nine have seen over 2.5 goals in total.|