Sparta Rotterdam and Jong Ajax face at Sparta-Stadion Het Kasteel, in a match for the 37th round of the Eerste Divisie. In the last head-to-head for this edition of the league on 21-12-2018, Jong Ajax got a home win by (2-0). The history of recent direct matches between these two teams indicates total balance, as there was 1 draw and 1 win for each team in the last 3 matches. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results obtained at home and as a visitor.
After 19 wins, 11 draws and 6 losses, the home team is currently in the 2nd position, with 68 points won. In the last match, they lost in an away match against Jong PSV by (2-0), after in the previous match they won (3-1) at home, against Helmond Sport. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses in away matches; against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In their last 10 home matches for the championship Sparta Rotterdam won 7, tied 1 and lost 2, so they have won 22 points out of 30 possible. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 12 of the last 18 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 36 matches in this competition, they only got 1 comeback in the 9 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
With two games left and six points for the end of the championship, it seems clear that Sparta will not be able to take the Twente out of the qualifying leadership, but it also seems clear that it will be in the matches that will help define who will keep them company in the Eredivisie. Three days ago they were defeated surprisingly by the Oss. On the last day they lost again, away from home, in front of PSV B. Even so, they are many defeats in such a short space of time, for a team that has been guided by regularity. In the Sparta is still absence goalkeeper Roy Kortsmit and, in addition, the far left Mohamed Rayhi.
After 15 wins, 7 draws and 13 losses, the away team is currently in the 12 th position of the league, with 52 points won. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against MVV Maastricht by (1-0), after in the previous match they have won at home, in a match against Go Ahead Eagles, by (5-2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 28 goals scored and 30 conceded; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 31 goals scored and 25 conceded. In the last 10 away matches for the championship, Jong Ajax has a record of 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 17 points out of 30 possible. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 13 of the last 18 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 8 of its last 35 matches for the Eerste Divisie, of these 8 it reached the break in advantage in 6 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 5. In 35 matches in this tournament, suffered the first goal 10 times and only got 3 comebacks.
The last day brought Ajax B a defeat, so he fell to 12th position in the table, far from the seventh place he occupied. This Ajax B team, by comparison with the Sparta, has an obviously lower performance. But we observe his performance as a visitor, where he does not stand out in any way, which allows us to anticipate a game of great difficulty for Amsterdam. Without any unavailability worthy of registration, we will expect a team in maximum strength to go to play and discuss the three points.