Utrecht vs Fortuna Sittard
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 19 December 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Galgenwaard.
The Cathedral Citizens are fresh off a tough stretch of games that included the three best teams in the league – Ajax, PSV, and Feyenoord. Expectedly they have dropped some valuable points, and they are now desperate to make reparations for this dismal run.
They have the opportunity to do so since they are pitted against the struggling Fortunezen. Sjors Ultee’s men are one of the worst teams in the competition, and are just one point above the relegation cut-off at the moment.
On top of that, they also have a terrible h2h record against this rival in the past several years.
By the looks of things, expect Utrecht to be the better team on the pitch this weekend.
Utrecht vs Fortuna Sittard: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Rene Hake’s men are on an unbeaten run since 2000.
- The latest encounter had ended in a 6-0 win for them.
- At this venue, they are on a five-game winning run, and are unbeaten here since 1997.
- The visitors have scored a total of just one goal from the preceding four clashes at this stadium.
Utrecht vs Fortuna Sittard: Prediction
Ultee’s men were unbeaten in 21 of their preceding 26 overall games, and they have conceded two or more goals in 11 of their former 13 fixtures. On the road, they have recorded a total of just two wins since July of 2019, and one of these victories had come in the KNVB Beker.
On the other hand, their counterparts have lost just four times in the whole of 2020, and two of these losses had come against Ajax, and PSV. And at home this year, they have won all appearances barring a loss against Ajax, and draws against Heerenveen, and Den Haag.
On top of that, Hake’s men also have a terrific h2h record against this opponent, and especially so in recent years at this venue.
Taking these stats into account, expect Utrecht to dominate proceedings this Saturday at the Stadion Galgenwaard.
Utrecht vs Fortuna Sittard: Betting Tips
Utrecht -1 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.44 (4/9).