PEC Zwolle vs Utrecht
Date: 7 May 2022, Saturday
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: MAC PARK Stadion (Zwolle).
PEC Zwolle will be searching for salvation points on Saturday evening when they take on Utrecht in the 32nd round of Eredivisie.
The hosts are level on points with Sparta Rotterdam and Willem II right at the bottom of the league table.
They have the clashes against Sparta Rotterdam and PSV Eindhoven remaining in the final two matches of the season which makes this clash with Utrecht a super-important one for Dick Schreuder and his troops.
PEC Zwolle have grown in form and confidence of late, winning two of the last three league outings.
They saw off the likes of AZ Alkmaar 2-1 in the previous Eredivisie tie at MAC PARK Stadion. The two-win streak came to an end seven days ago with the 3-0 defeat to Ajax in Amsterdam.
Utrecht do not have much to play for in the remaining three matches of the season and their manager Rick Kruijs can rotate his squad to try and find the best formation for the upcoming UEFA Europa Conference League playoffs.
Utrecht will certainly play these playoffs being nine points clear off Groningen and Go Ahead Eagles with a significantly better goal difference against them both.
We should also say that Utrecht have just ended a streak of six straight league games without a win by beating NEC Nijmegen 1-0 last Friday at Stadion Galgenwaard.
PEC Zwolle vs Utrecht Head-to-head
- We have frequently witnessed goal fests in the recent head to head history between these two teams.
- Seven of the previous eight head to head clashes between PEC Zwolle and Utrecht saw goals scored at both ends, including this season’s 5-1 win for Utrecht at Stadion Galgenwaard.
- Interestingly, 8 of the last 15 H2H clashes at MAC PARK Stadion ended in stalemates.
PEC Zwolle vs Utrecht Prediction
This match has a much bigger importance for the hosts who desperately need points to avoid relegation. Since they won two of the last three league games, we see the value in backing them to see off non-motivated Utrecht as well at the 2.87 odds.
Recent H2H matches also point towards a high-scoring scenario here which is why we will back the Both Teams To Score option at the 1.66 odds.
PEC Zwolle vs Utrecht Betting Tips
PEC Zwolle to win @ 2.87 (15/8)
Both Teams To Score @ 1.66 (4/6) odd.