Preview: Sparta Rotterdam vs Fortuna Sittard – prediction, team news, line-ups

Sports Mole preview Saturday’s Eredivisie clash between Sparta Rotterdam and Fortuna Sittard, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.

Seeking to bounce back from a first loss in six matches last time out, Sparta Rotterdam meet the challenge of Fortuna Sittard Saturday.

Meanwhile, the visiting side travel to Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel in a bid to extend their Eredivisie unbeaten record to seven matches.

Match Preview

After three straight wins, Sparta Rotterdam lost 3-1 to FC Utrecht in Sunday’s encounter between the teams at Stadion Galgenwaard.

Maurice Steijnthe men of were left with a mountain to climb after conceding strikes Daishawn Redan, Anastasios Douvikas and Sean Klaiber after what Joshua Kitolano pulled one out in the dying embers of the clash.

Nevertheless, De Kasteelheren remain sixth in the Eredivisie table, although a few teams in and around are starting to attack them.

The next step is to face an opposing team with few choices, as the last seven encounters have yielded two wins each for each side and three stalemates.

Currently on a four-game winning streak at home, Saturday’s hosts will approach this weekend’s clash with flying colors.

Fortuna Sittard had to settle for a point for the second league game in a row after a 1-1 stalemate against Feyenoord at De Kuip on Saturday.

Julio VelazquezThe men of took a blistering lead in the ninth minute Inigo Cordoba before Javairo Dilrosun parity restored in the first knockouts of the second half.

As a result, the Fortunezen have fallen to 11th in the standings, but are now just two points off a place in the top half.

With just one win in their last seven road games in all competitions since May, the visitors on Saturday have decided to turn the tide in enemy territory.

Sparta Rotterdam Eredivisie form:

Fortuna Sittard Eredivisie form:

Team News

Tim Coremans remains unavailable for Sparta Rotterdam as the goalkeeper continues to struggle with a shoulder problem which has seen him not feature since July.

Younes Namli missed each of the last three games with a knee injury and the 28-year-old is also out of contention for the home side.

The wealth Deroy Duarte has yet to fully recover from a torn muscle he suffered earlier this month in his side’s 1-1 draw with FC Volendam.

Dimitrios Siovas is getting closer and closer to a return to action, but Saturday’s game is likely to come too soon for the Greece international.

Possible starting line-up of Sparta Rotterdam:
Olij; Micha, Auassar, Vriends, Abels; Kitolano, Verschueren, Van Mullem; Mijnans, Lauritsen, Van Crooy

Possible starting composition of Fortuna Sittard:
Pandor; Cox, Guth, Navarro, Pinto; Erdogan, Seuntjens, Ozyakup; Cordoba, Yilmaz, Embalo

We say: Sparta Rotterdam 1-0 Fortuna Sittard

Sparta Rotterdam have turned a corner on their home turf in recent weeks, winning the last four by a combined score of 11-2. We tip hosts to do the job again, but with a small margin this time.

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