De Graafschap vs FC Utrecht
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 17th February 2019
Kick-off at 15.45 UK/ 16.45 CET
Venue: De Vijverberg (Doetinchem).
Contrary to their league standings, these two teams have undertaken a role reversal, as the relegation battler, Superboeren, is putting on great performances, especially at home, in the last few match-days, while Dick Advocaat’s men have taken the foot off the gas for the time being.
The current form of either point to a hard-fought battle in waiting for the fans, which would not have been the case maybe a month back. The team from Doetinchem won their last home-tie, against Breda with a 3-0 scoreline, and won the one before that with a 5-1 score, against Fortuna Sittard.
Utrecht, meanwhile, lost to Zwolle 4-3, and Alkmaar 3-0, in their last two trips on the road. Their fixture against Henk de Jong’s men is surely a tricky affair.
De Graafschap vs FC Utrecht Head-to-head (h2h)
- Nine of the last fourteen games had over 2.5 goals.
- The last match had five goals in total.
- Two of the last three ties at the De Vijverberg, and three of the last five also had three goals or more.
- The last four wins at this venue are equally split into two home wins and two road victories.
De Graafschap vs FC Utrecht Prediction
Dick Advocaat’s men will be desperate to turn around their current fortunes and shake off the complacency that has taken hold of them. The fact that their opponents for the next tie are the 17th placed team in the league table, will give them the motivation to go full throttle. This Sunday, nothing but a win will be their objective. There’s no point in playing it safe for them.
The Super Farmers will want to cash in on their newfound form, and build their momentum even higher. They will fancy their chances against the struggling visitors. Moreover, they are limited in options right now, considering they are deep down in the relegation table and will want the three points at any cost.
Expect an aggressive game from both teams, and count on them to rely on their offense more. This fixture has all the ingredients in place to be a goals-galore.
De Graafschap vs FC Utrecht Betting Tips
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).