Heracles vs Utrecht
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 3rd March 2019
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: Polman Stadion (Almelo).
A true battle in every sense. These two occupy the final two playoff spots and heavily favor their frontlines, as is clearly evident from the mammoth scorelines they have been pulling off regularly.
A match between these teams is certainly a matter of interest for the likes of Venlo and Groningen since whoever wins, it’s an advantage to them in the race for a top-seven position.
The advantage lies with Heracles though, considering their home status, and the better form they have been having in the recent match-days. Utrecht is wary of this fact, and also of the vultures looming behind to pounce once the team falls off course.
A loss in this tie would probably spell catastrophe for them, since the nearest rivals like the aforementioned Venlo, Groningen would cut down the current lead being enjoyed by the team.
Heracles vs Utrecht Head-to-head (h2h)
- An astonishing 16 of the last 19 meetings saw goals from both teams.
- Three of the last four had over 2.5 goals.
- The last time a goalless draw was recorded was nine years back.
- Stretching back more than ten years, every single encounter in the period, at this venue, satisfied the BTTS pick.
- Only one game at this stadium has ever failed to not have both teams find the back of the net, and even then the game had three goals in total.
Heracles vs Utrecht Prediction
Every time these two took the pitch, it was competition and rivalry at its finest. And unlike many other pairs, these two really do like to battle it out, rather than resorting to defensive tactics. This Sunday, either of them is in need of a win, considering the matter of consolidation of their respective playoff spots, and the teams below them, who will be eagerly waiting for one of them to drop points.
It’s a given we will see attacking football from them for the whole of ninety minutes. This claim is further supported by the fact that Heracles has scored two or more goals in eight of their last fourteen home ties, and Utrecht recorded three or more in four of their last seven road trips.
Most importantly, 16 of the last 19 meetings between the teams had goals in both directions, and every single encounter at this venue for more than the last eleven years repeated the feat. In fact, only once at the Polman Stadion, did a face-to-face meeting fail to have both teams on the scorecard.
On basis of these overwhelming evidence, the automatic picks for the day are BTTS and O 2.5.
Heracles vs Utrecht Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.50 (1/2).