Heracles vs PEC Zwolle
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 26th January 2019
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: Polman Stadion (Almelo).
Heraclieden has always performed well against Jaap Stam’s men, and they will need that belief in large quantities to put a halt to the unsatisfactory run they have been having in the recent few weeks. It sure did not help that the team had to face big shots like PSV and Feyenoord in quick succession.
The Bluefingers will view this match as an opportunity to set straight the skewed data they have in h2h games against this opponent. The players can smell blood, and if they take proper advantage, they will right something that has always troubled them in their proud history, and also can put a cushion of safety under themselves from the relegation zone.
Almelo, as of now, misses out on a Europa League playoff spot due to their inferior goal difference. The hosts have an opportunity to reverse the direction of their goal difference in this game.
Heracles vs PEC Zwolle Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of the last six wins belong to the team from Almelo.
- The last 13 games in a row saw goals from the side that played the hosts for the day.
- The last four matches at the Polman Stadion saw Almelo taking the win.
- Ten of the last eleven ties at this venue had goals from the home team.
- The team from Zwolle scored a total of one goal in their last four away h2h attempts.
Heracles vs PEC Zwolle Prediction
Frank Wormuth’s men had a run of five wins in a row at home, and ten unbeaten games out of a total eleven before they fell into a bad patch. The poor run has not had much duration though. Three losses out of the last four home-ties. And it has to be definitely noted that these three defeats came against PSV, Feyenoord, and Vitesse – all teams from the top-four of the league table.
The team has a chance to turn around their below-par home-run against this opponent, and the fact that they have always performed well against them will act as buoyancy. The coach will act smart and will not try to overdo it. He knows he cannot afford another slip up after the terrible schedule they were awarded.
The team will target a win for sure, but will not endanger themselves by going after huge scores. I predict a 2-1 win for the hosts.
The team from Almelo has conceded in 20 of their last 23 home-ties. It would be hard to shake off that kind of a streak. So, even though I expect them to win, I don’t think the team will be keeping a clean sheet. A win with a margin of one goal is the most probable one.
Heracles vs PEC Zwolle Betting Tips
Correct Score: 2-1, Heracles @ 8.50 (15/2)
Heracles to Win by a One-Goal Margin @ 4.00 (3/1).