Sparta Rotterdam looked pretty fine in the previous Eredivisie match ten days ago, when the team still suffered 2:0 defeat away to Twente. They even threatened better in the first halftime, but couldn't keep up the same level till the end.
It was the hosts who had more of the ball possession towards the end, feeling like they can put pressure on the opponents and get the winning goal. Finally, it was in the last fifteen minutes when the visitors collapsed, firstly conceding a goal via Bijen in the 80th minute, while Lang sealed their victory in the last minutes.
In between, the guests stood to play with a man less and didn't have a real way of replying. This was the third consecutive game with no victory for them, as they remain in the middle of the table with three points more than playout placed Venlo and a victory here is their priority for sure.
Joosten and Piroe should lead their attack in a version of a 4-3-1-2 formation. Offensive player Rayhi (21/5) is suspended. Injured are forward Ache (18/5) and long-term absentee defender Alberto who didn't play so far.
Den Haag was set as an underdog in front of their own fans against Vitesse last time out also ten days ago, but they managed to walk away with a goalless game and one point in their hands.
At first, the game wasn't that interesting with the guests having more of the ball possession, but without concrete chances. However, the home team looked way more fluid with the ball to their feet from the second halftime on, missing some really good chances, including a penalty kick missed by Necid.
It was Vitesse that remained with more ball possession, but in a completely uncreative way on contrary to their hosts.
The guests are set to play in a 4-3-3 formation with Summerville, Necid, and Goossens as forwards. Central defender Beugelsdijk (17/1) is out injured.
ADO Den Haag have conceded at least 4 goals in their last 3 away matches.
Den Haag didn't improve that much under Pardew for now, but some signs of better performances are there. Sparta remains a favorite, however, with Den Haag still being in a difficult situation, I expect the guests to try to attack as well.
Both teams scoring here doesn't seem to be much of a task with the way they play and with the overall quality of their defensive lineups.
Sparta Rotterdam vs ADO Den Haag betting tips
BTTS (Stake: 8)Odds: 1.78 at Pinnacle
Result: 3-2 WON (+6.24 units)