Fortuna Sittard vs VVV-Venlo
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 13th April 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Fortuna Sittard Stadion (Sittard).
Five more games remain till both these teams could breathe again. The relegation line is just below them, but the teams currently in the exit zone are trying to claw their way out of the trap.
Sittard has been such a curious case with their love affair with goals. They score at ease and concede in plenty. In fact, the team has scored 12 goals more than Groningen, who is in contention for the playoffs, and Sittard has conceded the most goals in the competition, even four more than the dead-last Breda.
Venlo will have to deal with their tough away form, but gains hope from the fact that the hosts for this tie have such a leaky defense.
Fortuna Sittard vs VVV-Venlo Head-to-head (h2h)
- Seven of the last nine wins belong to the teams at home.
- Venlo scored two or more goals in four of the last five encounters.
- Seven of the last nine matches saw Sittard finding the back of the net.
- Only once has Venlo failed to score at this stadium.
Fortuna Sittard vs VVV-Venlo Prediction
Sittard was unbeaten in nine of their last eleven matches, whereas Venlo was winless in 11 of their last 12 on the road. Embarrassingly, Venlo lost nine of the last twelve such attempts. Going on, h2h matches firmly place the home team as the favorites, as seven of the last nine wins were registered by the teams at home.
Also, take into account the fact that a loss in this game will almost put Sittard as the last safe team in the table (since the 15th placed Emmen is taking on the last placed Breda this weekend), and will make them much more vulnerable to attacks from below. Sittard has to deliver, and against one of the worst away teams in the competition, they are expected to do so.
Do keep in mind that Sittard has conceded the most goals in this league, and has not kept a clean sheet in 13 of their last 14 games. Moreover, Venlo scored two or more goals in four of the last five h2h games. BTTS seems most likely to be satisfied this Saturday.
Fortuna Sittard vs VVV-Venlo Betting Tips
Double Chance: Sittard or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.44 (4/9).