Sparta will host Ajax in the 14th round of the Dutch Championship. Will the owners be able to impose a fight?
So far, everything is very deplorable for Sparta, since there are few wins - only two, and besides them there are four draws and seven losses. The ten points scored allow the team from Rotterdam to be located only in the 16th position, in the zone of transitional matches. In the last round, Sparta lost to Twente (0-1) on their own field, having suffered a third defeat in four previous matches. In the game before last, Willem II was beaten (3-0), due to which Sparta rose from 17th place to 16th.
Before the previous match, Ajax lost points in two rounds in a row, playing 0-0 with Heracles and Go Ehead Eagles. After that, the Amsterdam club decided that it was time to stop giving away points, and confidently coped with Waalwijk on the road, sending five unanswered goals to his goal. This success allowed Ajax to remain in first place, but the leadership is no longer sole, since PSV is behind, which has the same 30 points.
Injuries and disqualifications:
- Baas (injury), Kudus (rib injury), Kleiber (knee injury), Stekelenburg (hip injury) - Ajax.
Statistics and figures:
- "Sparta" suffered three losses in four previous matches;
- Ajax won in one round out of three;
- Ajax won against Sparta in nine previous matches.
Ajax returned to the winning path in the last round, and will try to consolidate success in the upcoming round. "Sparta" performs abominably in the current championship, and even at home it is unlikely to be able to prevent the Amsterdam club from winning the tenth victory.