Roda JC vs Utrecht
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 18 February 2018
Kick-Off at 11:30 UK
Venue: Parkstad Limburg Stadion (Kerkrade).
Utrecht can climb up to the fourth position with a potential win at Parlstad Limburg Stadion, Jean-Paul de Jong seems to have managed to instill the fighting spirits about his new team as the new manager is yet to suffer a defeat on Utrecht’s bench. After three draws (two of which came against the likes of Feyenoord and Ajax), Utrecht have picked up back-to-back wins over Sparta Rotterdam and PEC Zwolle and they will head into this high on confidence.
The clash with the relegation strugglers Roda JC should indeed give opportunities for Utrecht to keep up with their hot run of form and make it three wins on the bounce given that they are now up against the opposition which is fairly easy to break down.
The Miners are winless in last four games across competitions and they have shipped as many as nine goals along the way. Such poor spell of form has dropped Erick Molenaar’s side into the relegation zone. Overall, Rod’s main issue is just the lack of meticulousness at the back as they’ve failed to keep a clean sheet in a single of last eight matches in front of the home crowd in Eredivisie.
Roda JC vs Utrecht: Head-to-head
The head to head stats are something Roda JC will try to build on since the Miners have only lost three of 25 home meetings with Utrecht.
Interestingly, only one of last six H2H matches has seen both teams in target and none of these went in Over 2.5 goals.
Utrecht have picked up two consecutive clean sheet wins in front of their fans against Roda JC.
Roda JC vs Utrecht: Prediction
Utrecht will come into the game as form favourites, but it’s hard to see the value in the away win bet if we know that they’ve only defeated the Miners on three occasions in 25 visits to Parkstad Limburg Stadion.
Also, we believe the time has come for the low-scoring H2H trend to be stopped as each of last seven games Roda played in all competitions saw the BTTS option “come in”.
Roda JC vs Utrecht: Bet Tips
Roda JC or Draw @ 2.25
BTTS @ 1.70