Utrecht vs PEC Zwolle
Date: Saturday, 30 January 2021
Kick-Off at 17.45 UK
Venue: Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht.
Utrecht significantly improved their defensive showings in the last couple of weeks. They have picked up back-to-back clean sheet wins and climbed into the top half of the Eredivisie standings ahead of the mid-week’s Matchday as a consequence.
Rene Hake’s men will be hoping to keep such a fine spell of form going on Saturday when they host bottom-half PEC Zwolle at Stadion Galngenwaard, just three days after playing AZ Alkmaar on the road.
Beating Zwolle will be anything but an easy task for the hosts given that Blauwvingers went unbeaten in the last two league outings. They clinched a massive 1-3 victory over direct relegation rivals Willem II last weekend and managed to rescue a point thanks to a couple of second-half goals in a 2-2 draw to Heracles on Tuesday.
Utrecht vs PEC Zwolle Head-to-head
Utreg were the more successful team in the history of this match-up. They won 12, drew 9, and lost only 5 of 26 encounters with PEC Zwolle.
Utrecht were particularly dominant in home matches against Blauwvingers, winning 8 of 11 H2H ties at Stadion Galgenwaard.
PEC Zwolle are winless in the last five meetings with Utreg, three of which have ended in draws, though. This includes this season’s 1-1 draw in November last year at MAC PARK Stadion.
Utrecht vs PEC Zwolle Prediction
Utrecht solid back line should have what it takes to secure the spoils against PEC Zwolle, regardless of the visitors’ decent form in the last couple of games. Blauwvingers have been much easier to break down throughout the season, especially on travels where they shipped 17 goals in 9 matches.
Zwolle got off to a poor start to the mid-week’s home fixture against Heracles, conceding a goal in the very opening minute of the game.
We would thus not be surprised to see the hosts scoring early in the game. In respect to this, we will back the home team to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at the 2.50 odds.
Punters who prefer safer options can just go with Utrecht win at the 1.60 odds.
Utrecht vs PEC Zwolle Bet Tips
Utrecht to win @ 1.60
HT/FT Utrecht/Utrecht @ 2.50.