Go Ahead Eagles vs FC Utrecht Prediction & Match Preview

Go Ahead Eagles vs FC Utrecht
Netherlands – KNVB Cup
Date: Thursday, 13 February 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: De Adelaarshorst (Deventer).

With FC Utrecht unbeaten on the road since early November, Go Ahead Eagles have been cast as the underdogs, despite the home advantage at hand for them, this week.

Go Ahead Eagles vs FC Utrecht Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last clash witnessed FC Utrecht pick up a 1-0 win.
  • Two of their past three meetings have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together in two of their previous five meetings.
  • Only one of their last seven encounters have ended as a tie.
  • FC Utrecht have registered the win four times in their past seven fixtures. (W-4, D-1, L-2)

Go Ahead Eagles vs FC Utrecht Prediction

Go Ahead Eagles had their back against the wall in the previous round of this competition, and only just managed to make it through, to be frank. The hosts failed to find a decisive winner against IJsselmeervogels, in regulation time, as the final scores read 1-1 at the last blast of the whistle.

With both teams failing to alter the scoreline in the thirty minutes that followed as well, the clash was then forced into penalties, where Go Ahead Eagles did just enough to outscore their foes.

On the other hand, FC Utrecht were also held to a 1-1 scoreline in their respective KNVB Cup matchup with Eindhoven. However, the visitors settled the tie in extra-time thanks to a late strike from Jean-Christophe Baheback.

Furthermore, the guests are unbeaten in their past four games on the trot. The visiting contingent have been faring well in their recent outings as well, and have admitted defeat just twice in their past ten.

In sharp contrast, Go Ahead Eagles have just four wins from their previous ten games on home soil. It is also worth mentioning that the hosts are part of a far less competitive domestic campaign as opposed to FC Utrecht who are plying their trade amongst the best in the Netherlands.

As such, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of the visitors in this one.

Additionally, FC Utrecht have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last three trips on the road. In fact, they have also conceded a goal or more in each of their outings in the KNVB Cup so far.

Meanwhile, GA Eagles have found the back of the net ten times from their last six games here alone. Hence, count on the hosts to bag a consolation goal come Thursday.

Go Ahead Eagles vs FC Utrecht Betting tips

  • FC Utrecht to win @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Both teams to score @ 1.50 (1/2).