Utrecht vs VVV Venlo
2018-19 Dutch Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 26 August 2018
Kick-off at 13:35 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Stadion Galgenwaard (Utrecht).
Utrecht had a disappointing game in the first game as they lost 4-0 to PSV, but they bounced back with a win against Zwolle last week. VVV on their own part beat Willem II away from home in the first week of the season but lost to Ajax at home.
The two sides will go head to head on Sunday hoping to get a win.
Utrecht were totally outplayed by Zwolle last weekend, but luck was on their side as they picked up 3 points despite being a man short. The game was a tight one as both teams had a lot of shots on target but Utrecht took the lead before half-time.
Utrecht was 2 goals up at the break and held on to that even after Overeem was sent off as Zwolle couldn’t come back.
They will be expecting to go into the top half of the table with a win this weekend.
The two games VVV have played this season have seen just a goal in it. They won Willem II by 1-0 in the first week and also lost by 1-0 to Ajax last weekend.
It could have been worse for VVV last week as Ajax totally dominated the game. Ajax had 69% overall possession and 10 shots on target, this shows how much pressure they mounted on VVV.
Venlo couldn’t hold on as they were broken in 88th minute via penalty thanks to VAR. The spot kick was the only goal of the game as Ajax could have score more. They will be hoping to get a better game this weekend against Utrecht.
Utrecht vs VVV Venlo: Head to Head
Utrecht lead the head to head stats with 19 wins over VVV who have only 13 wins. Both teams have drawn 11 games in the 40 previous games.
Utrecht vs VVV Venlo: Prediction
This game would be a tough one considering VVV’s display against Ajax so we don’t see them as underdogs. The game would be a close one like the last season fixture with few goals in it and we expect Utrecht to win the game.
Utrecht vs VVV Venlo: Bet Tips
Utrecht to win at 6/11 (1.53) odds
Under 2.5 Match Goals at 11/8 (2.30) odds.