FC Utrecht vs Fortuna Sittard
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Wednesday, 24th April 2019
Kick-off at 18.45 UK/ 19.45 CET
Venue: Stadion Galgenwaard (Utrecht).
Three more match-days remain in the Eredivisie, and Utrecht needs to hold on to their dear life till the season draws its curtain. They are currently in the 7th spot, the final European entry, with a lead of three points over the team just below, Willem. Considering that the aforementioned is taking on PSV this week, Utrecht can virtually ensure a place in the Europa League with a win on Wednesday.
Sittard, while narrowly close to the relegation line on regards of position, do have a considerable safety gap of points. To be precise, they need to secure two points from the last nine on offer to take part in the next edition of the Dutch top division. As such, the team is under no great pressure.
FC Utrecht vs Fortuna Sittard Head-to-head (h2h)
- Utrecht has been unbeaten since 2000.
- Only once has Utrecht failed to score against this opponent.
- Only once has a team on the road recorded a win.
- Utrecht holds a 100% unbeaten record at home.
FC Utrecht vs Fortuna Sittard Prediction
All the hard work that Utrecht put in through the season is about to become fruitful. They are in possession of a Europa League spot and does have a three-point lead over the next-placed Willem. As Willem is pitted against PSV this week, it’s a great opportunity for Utrecht to almost ensure their coveted Europa entry, as just three more match-days, remain in the competition.
On top of that, Utrecht has the home advantage and is hosting the team that has conceded the most goals overall, and most goals on the road. Going on, Sittard lost their last nine away ties in a row and conceded a total of 36 goals from their last eight. Meanwhile, Utrecht is unbeaten in their last five home-ties and kept three clean sheets at home from the last four attempts.
Finally, Utrecht holds an unbeaten record against this team since 2000 and a perfect unbeaten record at home. Sittard has also never kept a clean sheet against them on the road.
With all these in mind, expect the hosts to score in both the halves of the tie.
FC Utrecht vs Fortuna Sittard Betting Tips
FC Utrecht to Score in the First Half @ 1.40 (2/5)
The Hosts to Score in Both Halves @ 1.80 (4/5).