FC Utrecht v Sparta Rotterdam Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction

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FC Utrecht v Sparta Rotterdam Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction
FC Utrecht v Sparta Rotterdam - who will come out on top?

Get the latest updates and insights on the upcoming match FC Utrecht v Sparta Rotterdam, including match predictions, lineups, and news. Don’t miss out on the action as these two powerhouse teams face off in what promises to be an exciting game.

In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the Eredivisie ECL – Semi final match between FC Utrecht v Sparta Rotterdam.

FC Utrecht v Sparta Rotterdam Match Details:

League: Eredivisie ECL – Semi final

Venue: Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht, Netherlands

Time: 2nd June, 12.30am

FC Utrecht v Sparta Rotterdam Preview:

FC Utrecht and Sparta Rotterdam square off at the Stadion Galgenwaard on Thursday night in the first leg of the Europa Conference League Playoff. The hosts finished 7th in the Eredivisie table after getting a series of good wins under their belt in the later stages of the league. Michael Silberbaur’s side were beaten on only two occasions in their final 8 matches – the defeats coming at hands of table toppers Feyenoord and third placed Ajax. They ended their league campaign with a 3-2 victory over FC Emmen courtesy of Viergever’s 79th minute winner. FC Utrecht have been a force at home this season, having lost only four times in 17 home matches – having won each of their last three matches at the Stadion Galgenwaard. All eyes will be on their top scorer Douvikas who has 19 goals so far this season with Utrecht as a team being in good goal scoring form as well – having scored in each of their last seven matches.

Sparta Rotterdam on the other hand ended their Eredivisie campaign with a sixth place finish, following big wins against Cambuur and FC Groningen. Maurice Steijn’s side were without a win in three – including losses against Volendam and PSV’ however a 4-1 triumph against Cambuur and a 5-0 demolition away to Groningen meant they safely secured sixth place in the table and were eligible for the Europa Conference League playoffs. The visitors sit fifth in the table on basis of their away form, having lost only one in their last six away games and only four in the entire campaign – and will be hoping to seek revenge for the 3-0 defeat at the hands of FC Utrecht earlier in February. With both teams in great goal scoring form, having scored a combined tally of 8 goals on their final match day in Eredivisie, the neutrals could be in for a treat on Thursday night.

FC Utrecht v Sparta Rotterdam Prediction:

FC Utrecht 2-1 Sparta Rotterdam


FC Utrecht and Sparta Rotterdam Key Stats:

Goals:

FC Utrecht: A Douvikas (19), B Dost, S van de Streek (9), O Boussaid (3)

Sparta Rotterdam: T Lauritsen, V van Crooij (12), A Verschueren (9), K Saito (7)

Assists: 

FC Utrecht: C Bozdogan, J Toornstra, O Boussaid (5), A Douvikaas (4)

Sparta Rotterdam: V van Crooij (11), K Saito, S Mijnans, T Lauritsen (5)

Tackles:

FC Utrecht: S Klaiber (73), M van der Maarel (50), S van der Streek (46)

Sparta Rotterdam: J Kitolano (67), A Verschueren (60), M Pinto (54)

Interceptions:

FC Utrecht: S Klaiber (37), M van der Maarel (35), J Toornstra (32)

Sparta Rotterdam: A Auassar (34), M Pinto (33), A Verschueren (32)

Chances Created:

FC Utrecht: J Toornstra (52), O Boussaid (34), T Booth (30)

Sparta Rotterdam: V van Crooij (79), A Verschueren (35), M Pinto (32)


FC Utrecht vs Sparta Rotterdam Lineups:

FC Utrecht: Barkas, Klaiber, Sagnan, Viergever, Van der Maarel; Bozdogan, Toornstra; Ramselaar, Van de Streek, Boussaid; Douvikas

Sparta Rotterdam: Olij; Sambo, Vriends, Auassar, Pinto; Verschueren, De Guzman, Kitolano; Namli, Lauritsen, Saito

Unavailable Players:

FC Utrecht: A Younes, B Dost, C Raatsie, D Warmerdam, R Hendriks

Sparta Rotterdam: NA


FC Utrecht vs Sparta Rotterdam Fantasy Combination:

Gk: N Olji

Def: N Viergever, B Vriends, M van der Maarel

Mid: J Toornstra, S van der streek, Y Namli, B Ramselaar

Fwd: T Douvikas (C), T Lauritsen, O Boussaid (vC)

FC Utrecht vs Sparta Rotterdam Captaincy Picks:

T Douvikas, T Lauritsen, O Boussaid

FC Utrecht vs Sparta Rotterdam Grand League Picks:

J Toornstra, S van der streek, Y Namli