De Graafschap vs Heracles Predictions & Match Preview

De Graafschap vs Heracles
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 30th March 2019
Kick-off at 18.45 UK/ 19.45 CET
Venue: De Vijverberg (Doetinchem).

Once again, two teams with a contrasting set of aims, take on each other in the Dutch league. With eight more match-days to go, things are getting heated up in the Eredivisie. Except for the two monsters, PSV and Ajax, no other side looks to have settled on their future.

Heracles is trying to lock in the Europe League playoffs, and with Willem and Groningen giving tough chase, they really don’t have an opportunity to take a breath. Graafschap, in the meanwhile, is trapped in the relegation zone and will have to outscore the likes of Excelsior, Den Haag, etc, if they are to be included in the next edition of the Dutch top division.

De Graafschap vs Heracles Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Heracles won the last nine straight h2h meetings.
  • The last time Graafschap was on the winning side was ten years back.
  • Eight of the last nine encounters saw Heracles managing two or more goals.
  • In the last 15 years, Graafschap has managed just three wins at home.

De Graafschap vs Heracles Prediction

Heracles won the last nine face-to-face meetings in succession. That’s some huge domination, and this season too, they are significantly higher in the league table than Graafschap. It should also be noted that Heracles is fighting for a place in Europe, while their opposite number is trying to survive in the domestic league.

Moreover, the last Heracles lost an h2h game was ten years back. Also, Heracles was unbeaten in 5 of their last 6 matches, while Graafschap stood winless in 13 of their last 18 attempts. Expect the visitors to avoid a loss at all costs, which they have done for the last ten years, without fail.

Taking into account the home team’s absolute panic and desperation to avoid a boot to the Eerste Divisie, and the fact that Heracles has conceded in 19 of their last 21 away ties, there’s little chance that the home team won’t find a goal. As such, BTTS provides a great value to place a bet on.

De Graafschap vs Heracles Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Heracles or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.44 (4/9).