Fortuna Sittard vs SC Heerenveen
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 23rd February 2019
Kick-off at 18.45 UK/ 19.45 CET
Venue: Fortuna Sittard Stadion (Sittard).
The intense competition in the mid and bottom tiers of Eredivisie has led to teams being just mere points away from the European spots and the relegation zone at the same time. Taking our hosts into consideration, they are just two points away from demotion, and six from the Europa League. Almost the same is the case for the visitors too.
This peculiar reality leads to just one conclusion. Here on, every single tie is a virtual final for those involved. A single loss can push them behind the exit line, while a couple of wins can open doors to continental opportunities.
The results of these both in recent match-days, as well as the other teams in the same situation, have reflected this fact. Most games have been goal-fests, with teams sweating it out on the pitch till the very last minute.
Fortuna Sittard vs SC Heerenveen Head-to-head (h2h)
- These teams have met only once in this decade.
- The game, which also was the reverse fixture of this pairing, had goals from both sides, as well as over 2.5 of it.
- Two of the last three meetings before this match, also stood true to these stats.
- This is the first encounter of these teams in nearly two decades, at this venue.
- The four wins that came at this stadium, were split into two for either team.
Fortuna Sittard vs SC Heerenveen Prediction
The last six games of Sittard had a total of 30 goals. In case of their visitors for this tie, their last 12 matches saw the backlines being breached an astonishing 55 times.
Fortuna scored two or more goals in seven of their last ten home ties. Heerenveen did the same in 13 of their last 18 fixtures on the road and scored three or more in six of their last eleven.
Only three home-ties of Sittard, out of a total eleven failed to have over 2.5 goals, while only two of the total eleven road games for Heerenveen suffered the same fate. Also, the last five Sittard league ties in a row had three or more goals, and so it was for the last five road trips of their opposite number, in the league.
These trends have been meticulously followed by either of these two squads and as such, becomes the most logical ones to be backed.
Fortuna Sittard vs SC Heerenveen Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.50 (1/2).