Twente vs PEC Zwolle
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: De Grolsch Veste (Enschede).
Twente host PEC Zwolle in what is their last chance of saving the top flight status on Tuesday evening at De Grolsch Veste. The Tukkers sit at the very foot of the Eredivisie standings with a four-point deficit to the Sparta Rotterdam who are second from bottom, holding the place which leads to the relegation playoffs. With three games left to ply until the end of the season, it’s clear the hosts need a three-pointer here.
Getting one against the seventh-placed Zwolle will by no means be an easy task, particularly if we know that the hosts are winless in 12 straight outings across competitions. Marino Pusic arrived on the bench in March, but he failed to produce an instant impact. His main issues are connected to the lack of the meticulousness at the back since Twente conceded five in back-to-back defeats to Feyenoord and ADO den Haag in last two league ties.
Zwolle were not any better defensively in their last couple of fixtures, having shipped four in two games with Roda JC and Excelsior. The visitors thus halted their push for the European football next term and they will also need a result here in order to stay in the top seven and book a place in the Europa League playoffs after the end of the regular campaign.
Twente vs PEC Zwolle: Head-to-head
The Tukkers will rely on the positive head to head record in matches with PEC Zwolle.
The Bluefingers won just one of nine matches at De Grolsch Veste over the course of history.
Five of last six head to head encounters saw both teams on the scoreline.
Twente vs PEC Zwolle: Prediction
Zwolle are on a horrendous streak in matches away from MAC PARK Stadion. They lost seven consecutive games on the road conceding two or more goals in each of last eight away fixtures. Given that Twente were unbeaten in three consecutive games at De Grolsch Veste prior to falling 1-3 to Feyenoord last time out, we do find the value in backing the hosts at 2.25 here.
Furthermore, Pusic’s men are desperate for points here and we have reasons to expect a huge battle on the pitch. You can alternatively back Over bets in the number of cards as this will be a highly nervous contest.
Finally, the bet you can’t make a mistake with is both teams to score since both Twente and Zwolle were super easy to break down recently and we just can’t see any of these two sides keeping a clean sheet here.
Twente vs PEC Zwolle: Bet Tips
Twente to win @ 2.25
BTTS @ 1.53