FC Utrecht vs PEC Zwolle
Date: Sunday, 11 August 2019
Kick-off at 15:45 UK/ 16:45 CET
Venue: Stadion Galgenwaard.
Utrecht made some good moves in the transfer market and hired former AZ manager van den Brom to guide them, but their season kicked off with a disturbing loss in Europa League Qualifers to Bosnian side, HNK Zrinjski.
They bounced back straight away, though, with an emphatic comeback win over Den Haag in the Week 1 of the Eredivisie Championship. They conceded two goals after set pieces, but reacted fast, levelled the score before the half-time and took care of business in the second half.
PEC Zwolle started their campaign with a disappointing home loss against Willem II. They scored a lucky goal, a product of goalkeeper’s mistake, before letting Willem have all the fun. Nevertheless, Zwolle is not a bad team, they should find their form soon and look for a mid-table to top-half finish.
Utrecht vs Zwolle: Head to Head
Utrecht have won last five home games against Zwolle.
Both teams to score – YES came in seven out of last eight games overall.
Home factor mattered last season. Utrecht won 2-0 at their Galgenwaard stadium before going down 3-4 in Zwolle. Guests had 3-1 lead in 80′ and ended up losing the game in injury time.
Utrecht vs Zwolle: Prediction
Just mentioned game at MAC³PARK Stadion should motivate Utrecht to do well, to seek revenge against the ‘Bluefingers’ from the get-go.
They absolutely needed a win against Den Haag after Europa League heartbreak, and the fact they got it after being 2-0 down should boost their confidence even more.
Like I said, Zwolle will be fine, but right now I find it hard to trust them to pull a surprise here.
Utrecht vs Zwolle: Bet Tips
Utrecht to lead at half-time @2.00
Utrecht to score over 1.5 goals @1.50.