Helmond vs Sparta Rotterdam
Helmond Sport(20) will host Sparta Rotterdam(2) in the 16th round of Eerste Divisie.
Helmond Sport are in really big crisis and for 15 rounds they have only 6 draws and 9 losses- still looking for their first win! Normally they take the last position in the table. In their home games, the stats are 3 draws and 5 losses with goal difference 9:16. Most of the players in the club are amateurs and this club is really licky, because they can not be relegated-there is no relegation in Eerste Divisie, only promotion battle. This club is in total downfall in the last couple of years and team with promotion minds like Sparta have to exploit the best from a match against much weaker opponent like Helmond.
Sparta are 2nd in the table, only their goal difference take them apart from the 1st place, where are Go Ahead Eagles. In their away game they earned 2 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss with goal difference 8:6, but the opponents they faced were qualitatitve-5 of them are part of top 10 in the table. They even faced Go Ahead as visitors and took a draw 2:2. In the last two games they were held to draws against NEC and Jong PSV, so they will want to bounce back to the wins for sure and I can not imagine better chance than against team like Helmond.
Helmond are with full squad for this game, while the visitors will miss a few players like the defender Bart Vriends, midfielders Drenthe and Rayhi plus the left back Martis. In attack they will rely of course to Veldwijk. I expect him to score at least one time and maybe even more.
H2H these clubs met for the last time in 2016. They have a long list of results for the period 2010-2016, but then the situation was different and there wasn't such a quality gap between them like right now. Still the latest three visits against Helmond finished 1:1/0:5/1:1.
In a pair between David and Goliath it's not strange to point Sparta Rotterdam are the truly favorites to win this game, but I will go with -1.5 AH for them. I expect a good win for the visitors here, why not even with a clean sheet.
Helmond vs Sparta Rotterdam prediction
|Sparta -1.5 AH||Pinnacle||2.46||9||3-0 WON (+13.14 units)|