Feyenoord vs Heerenveen
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off at 18:45 UK / 19:45 CET
Venue: De Kuip (Rotterdam)
Dick Advocaat’s Feyenoord will be looking to extend their unbeaten run when they lock swords with The Super Frisians at De Kuip on Saturday.
Feyenoord vs Heerenveen: Head-to-head (h2h)
Overall Stats (57 games): Feyenoord 28 wins, 15 draws, Heerenveen 14 wins.
- Feyenoord have 15-10-3 record at home versus Super Frisians.
- De Trots van Zuid are on a seven-game unbeaten streak v Heerenveen.
- They were first to score in last five games v De Superfriezen.
- Feyenoord also had a lead at half time during four of those five matches.
- Both teams have scored in nine of last ten head-to-head meetings.
- Eight of their last ten showdowns ended with more than 2.5 goals scored.
- Heerenveen failed to keep a clean sheet on their last ten encounters.
Feyenoord vs Heerenveen: Prediction
De club aan de Maas narrowly defeated FC Utrecht 2-1 and with that ended quite the underwhelming year by climbing back into the top five of Eredivisie.
One of the most successful clubs in Dutch football has a season to forget; early Europa League exit and a year of domestic struggles as Feyenoord’s fighting tooth and nail just to keep up in a race for another European campaign despite their unbeaten run stretching back to first days of November.
At De Kuip, Advocaat’s men won eighteen points from nine games, losing only to title challenging AZ Alkmaar back in September. Since then, De Trots van Zuid had four wins and a draw, with the latest being 3-1 destruction of PSV that ultimately cost van Bommel his job.
Heerenveen and Heracles Almelo split the spoils and headed into the winter break on the back of a hugely entertaining 1-1 draw in Friesland.
De Superfriezen are looking to mix it up in the battle for Europe as Johnny Jansen’s pupils sit at 8th, at the outskirts of European qualification play offs, a single point behind FC Utrecht who hold the last ticket.
Points wise, Heerenveen are one of the most prolific sides on the road, with thirteen points won from eight excursions. With the more laid back approach when playing away, Frisians has been beaten three times, by Ajax, PSV and Emmen of all clubs but their games were almost always generous in terms of goals and spectacle.
Usual suspects in Feyenoord’s emergency room; Ridgeciano Haps, Sven van Beek and Rick Karsdorp, though the latter seem close to full recovery. Jan Ras is out for the season for Super Frissians, with Jens Odgaard and Sven Botman joining him on MIA list for this match.
When you put all things on paper, it’s clear who the favorite in this clash is. Feyenoord’s superb h2h record and great run of form at De Kuip (four wins in last five) suggest that the safe money is on them.
If you’re feeling a little adventurous, go for over 1.5 goals in the first half. Heerenveen weren’t goal-shy on their travels, scoring and/or conceding two or more goals in first 45 minutes in six of last eight occasions. We’re going to need a bit of assistance on Feyenoord’s part but even they were recently prolific at home, with two or more netted goals in first half in three of last five home fixtures.
Feyenoord vs Heerenveen: Betting tips
Feyenoord to Win @ 1.55
Over 1.5 goals in the First Half @ 2.26.