SC Heerenveen vs FC Utrecht
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 22 September 2019
Kick-off at 11:15 UK / 12:15 CET
Venue: Abe Lenstra Stadion (Heerenveen).
SC Heerenveen’s fall from grace was certainly swift. From setting the bar high with four goals past Heracles in their opening game, the hosts have been not been able to taste success in all of their games since and are currently on a five-game winless run.
Their last clash on the road saw them humbled by Ajax who posted a whopping 4-1 scorecard, while at home they managed no more a frustrating 1-1 draw against Sittard.
Utrecht, on the other hand, turned things around from the back to back defeats that they were subjected to, by coming out on top against FC Emmen with a comfortable 3-1 scoreline. The away side were much the better side in that matchup and registered twenty-three attempts at goal, seven of which worked the goalkeeper.
Although their last outing did see them on the losing end at the last blast of the whistle, Utrecht will be optimistic of bagging all three points this weekend as the hosts are struggling to get back into their groove.
SC Heerenveen vs FC Utrecht Head to head (h2h)
- Utrecht have been securing the bragging rights in their last three games in a row.
- Their previous encounter saw Heerenveen lose 3-1.
- Neither team have kept a clean sheet in their last eight meetings.
- Only one of their previous ten clashes have featured under 2.5 goals on the charts.
SC Heerenveen vs FC Utrecht Prediction
The hosts have been forcing their foes to share the spoils with them in their last three home games, and have picked up just three points from a possible nine. Furthermore, home advantage has not been working its charm Heerenveen in their recent clashes with Utrecht here.
The guests have come out on top thrice in their previous six visits to this venue and have scored eight goals from their last three alone. Taking into account that the away side have lost just once in their last three outings as well, Heerenveen’s chances of salvaging even a point from this tie are certainly looking bleak.
Irrespective of the outcome, the hosts have got their names on the scoresheet in two of their last three games at home. Considering that all of their previous five head to head clashes here have also seen goals down each end, expect neither side to walk away with a clean sheet intact in this one.
SC Heerenveen vs FC Utrecht Betting tips
FC Utrecht to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Both teams to score @ 1.50 (1/2).