Feyenoord vs Utrecht
Dutch KNVB Beker
Date: Thursday, 20 December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadion Feijenoord (Rotterdam).
The defending champions will continue their KNVB Beker journey on Thursday night when they play his to division rivals Utrecht in the last 16 round of the competition. The Pride of the South cruised past lower-division Gemert 0-4 and Eredivisie opposition ADO den Haag 5-1 in opening two rounds. Can they keep such an amazing attacking form going in their third cup tie of the season here?
Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men, however, won’t come into this in the highest of spirits. They ended a phenomenal six-win thread with a shocking 0-2 home loss to struggling Fortuna Sittard on Sunday in Rotterdam. It was a highly disappointing effort from Feyenoord who are again as many as eight points shy of table-toppers PSV after the previous Matchday in Eredivisie.
Feyenoord vs Utrecht: Head-to-head
Feyenoord were the dominant force in the history of head to head affairs against Utrecht.
The Pride of the South won 21, drew 4 and lost just 3 of 28 home matches with Utreg.
Feyenoord head into this on the run of six wins and two draws in past eight encounters with Utrecht.
Feyenoord vs Utrecht: Prediction
Maintaining such a splendid run in H2H games with Utreg will be quite a challenge for the hosts here. The visitors head into this high on confidence after winning three and drawing one of past four Eredivisie ties.
Dick Advocaat’s men have been flying high in the final third of late. They scored at least three goals in all of past four league affairs. They offered a brilliant attacking showing in a 2-3 victory over Heerenveen on Sunday on the road.
Given Feyenoord allowed at least a goal in each of past four league ties, we just have to go for the BTTS option, set at the odds of 1.57 here. We just have to expect a goal fest here based on both teams’ recent attacking form and we will alternatively shoot for the 2.20 odds offered for four or more goals in the outing.
Feyenoord vs Utrecht: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.57 (4/7)
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 2.20 (6/5).