Heerenveen vs Heracles Almelo
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 21 December 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Abe Lenstra Stadion.
Heerenveen awaits Heracles at Abe Lenstra Stadion with a promise of a spectacle and goals bonanza in Saturday’s Eredivisie clash.
Heerenveen vs Heracles Almelo: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (29 games): Heerenveen 9 wins, 6 draws, Heracles Almelo 14 wins.
- Heerenveen have 4-3-7 record at home versus Heraclieden.
- Heracles have failed to keep a clean sheet in last seven confrontations v De Superfriezen.
- Both teams have scored in six of their last seven head-to-head meetings.
- Six of their last seven encounters had over 2.5 goals.
Heerenveen vs Heracles Almelo: Prediction
Heerenveen proved too strong for Roda JC as The Super Frisians beat lowly opponent 2-0 and booked their place in the third round of KNVB Cup.
Currently at 7th, Johhny Jansen’s men occupy the last qualification playoffs place, on par with Vitesse, having picked up 27 points from seventeen games with 28:21 GD.
In Heerenveen, they’ve often struggled to beat down their opponents. De Superfriezen boasts 3-5-1 WDL record at home ground, putting 11 goals past their rivals while capitulating nine times. Their first and so far only defeat came at hands of high flying Willem II just last week.
Heracles had an easy job in Wednesday’s KNVB Cup fixture, as they effortlessly dispatched Dordrecht 3-0 in Almelo. Heraclieden needed that confidence boost, following tough defeat last week v Utrecht when they dropped a half time lead.
Lead by Frank Wormuth, Heracles now occupy 9th step at Eredivisie ladder, just two points off their next opponent. Their games are rarely boring, a statement proven by their GD, 30:25.
Wormuth’s pupils are struggling lately playing away from Polman Stadion. Failure to beat Sparta on December 8th made that fifth away game in a row they haven’t won.
Ras is only absentee from Jansen’s squad: he’s out for a season following knee ligaments injury. Guests have their share of long term injuries, as Bakboord is out for a season while Drost won’t see the pitch till the end of March.
All things considered, I can’t see Heracles getting anything from this game because of their troubling away form. When you lose to a worst team in the league, questions have to be asked. So I’m going with Heerenveen Draw No Bet. The Super Frisians should win this but we’re going with safer option. Go for both teams scoring too as these clashes are rarely boring and often feature a ridiculous number of goals.
Heerenveen vs Heracles Almelo: Betting tips
Heerenveen Draw No Bet @ 1.44
Both Teams to Score @ 1.53