PEC Zwolle vs De Graafschap Prediction & Match Preview

PEC Zwolle vs De Graafschap
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 23rd February 2019
Kick-off at 18.45 UK/ 19.45 CET
Venue: MAC³PARK Stadion (Zwolle).

Zwolle will be brimming with confidence after their back-to-back home wins against two titans of Eredivisie. Their first one was against Feyenoord, the third team in league standings, and in contention for the Europa League direct spot.

Just when everyone was in awe of this 3-1 win, the team followed it up with another high-scoring win against Utrecht, also in pursuit of a spot in Europe’s second-most prestigious competition. The final score then was 4-3.

Graafschap is right at the end of the table, and has been showing justice to their relegation tag. Especially on the road, their performance has been nothing but pathetic.

The team holds the distinction of the worst team in away ties and has secured just two points so far away from home. Even better, they have managed just two goals in these fixtures, in retaliation for 31 against them.

PEC Zwolle vs De Graafschap Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last five matches saw Zwolle taking the win.
  • The team scored two or more goals in the last six games in a row, and in 13 of the last 16.
  • Zwolle recorded 18 goals in the last six h2h ties.
  • Four of the last five match-ups at this venue saw the hosts registering two or more goals.

PEC Zwolle vs De Graafschap Prediction

The odds are overwhelmingly stacked against Graafschap. They are the worst team on the road in this competition. All they have managed is just two points and two goals away from home. And as expected, they have not registered a single road win yet this season in the Eredivisie.

The team was winless in 12 of their last 13 games on the road, and the sole win came in a friendly. Moreover, they could not even score a single goal in their last six such fixtures in succession. The combined scoreline for these six match-ups is 0-20.

Zwolle, who just defeated Feyenoord and Utrecht, two top-tier teams, one after the other, at home, will easily take the three points from this game. Moreover, they have won the last five h2h matches on the trot, and the last two came this season, at Graafschap’s home.

In case of goals, the hosts have scored two or more in their last six battles with this opponent, and in 13 of the last 16. They repeated the feat at home in four of their last five attempts.

Additionally, PEC scored three or more goals in their last two home-ties, while Graafschap conceded 20 in their last six away games, and two or more in ten of their last thirteen away fixtures.

Expect two goals from the hosts, at the least.

PEC Zwolle vs De Graafschap Betting Tips

  • PEC Zwolle to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Over 1.5 Team Goals by PEC Zwolle @ 1.44 (4/9).