In one of the matches of the 5th round of the Dutch championship, Sparta will host Nijmegen. Will the guests be able to extend the win-win move?
The season did not start in the best way for Sparta, because it did not win a single victory in the three opening rounds. First, I lost 0-4 to Utrecht, then I broke up with Heracles (1-1), and then I was weaker than Go Ehead Eagles, conceding two unanswered goals. And only in the fourth round, the club from Rotterdam managed to score three points, breaking the resistance of "Fortuna" with a result of 3-1. At the moment, Sparta has four points and 14th place.
In the opening round, Nijmegen was left without points, losing 0-5 to Ajax. However, in the next three matches, Nijmegen scored seven points, beating Zwolle 2-0 and Heracles 1-0, as well as playing 0-0 with Willem II. If Nijmegen lost once and won once on the road, they have not conceded yet on their own field, and they have not conceded, having scored four points with a 2-0 goal-to-goal ratio.
Injuries and disqualifications:
- De Wolf (injury), Van Eijden (knee injury) - Nijmegen.
Statistics and figures:
- Sparta won in one round out of four;
- "Nijmegen" lost in one match out of four;
- Sparta has not lost to Nijmegen for four matches.
Sparta has not lost to Nijmegen for a long time, but it's time for a change, since the guests of the upcoming meeting are playing better at the start of the season and should extend the winless streak.