Fortuna Sittard vs FC Emmen
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Friday, 15th March 2019
Kick-off at 19.00 UK/ 20.00 CET
Venue: Fortuna Sittard Stadion (Sittard).
It’s a fire-sale down at the Eredivisie table. Panic-stricken teams, in an attempt to set themselves safe, as the season-end approaches, have been dispensing matches with utter disregard for defense.
All the teams care about right now are results, and in an effort to record points, ironically, they have been acting unknowingly against their wishes.
These two teams have been at the forefront as much as this matter is concerned, with Sittard conceding the most goals in the league, 60, while Emmen is just behind with 57.
Sittard has also scored 40 goals, in tandem with the likes of Utrecht, and Heracles, teams in playoff spots.
As these two take on each other, with just nine more rounds remaining in the competition, goals are a given. Either is in desperation to avoid relegation and as such, draws are not much use at the moment.
Fortuna Sittard vs FC Emmen Head-to-head (h2h)
- Nine of the last ten games and 11 of the last 13 had goals at either end of the pitch.
- The reverse fixture of this tie ended with a 3-3 scoreline.
- 13 of the last 17 meetings had three or more goals.
- Nine of the last 12 encounters at this venue had goals from both teams.
- 13 of the last 16 matches at the stadium had over 2.5 goals.
Fortuna Sittard vs FC Emmen Prediction
Both teams are desperate to avoid a boot to the Eerste Divisie. While Emmen is in the relegation zone already, Sittard floats above the line with just an extra point. Any moment now, both could drown deep into the exit zone.
On top of that, Sittard conceded four or more goals in their last four matches in a row, and in seven of their last nine. They are also the team that has conceded the most goals in the league so far.
Meanwhile, Emmen has conceded two or more goals in eight of their last ten matches and had their defense breached at least once in their last 18 away ties in a row. They also conceded two or more goals in their last four fixtures away from home.
And, finally, 13 of the last 17 h2h games and 13 of the last 16 at his venue had three or more goals.
Also, nine of the last ten overall meetings and nine of the last twelve at this venue saw goals coming from both directions.
Based on these observations, it’s an obvious inference that a goal-fest is on the cards.
Fortuna Sittard vs FC Emmen Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.50 (1/2).