VVV vs Heerenveen
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 1 September 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Seacon Stadion De Koel, Venlo.
VVV and Heerenveen are lock on points in the middle of the Eredivisie standings ahead of their fourth round clash on Saturday afternoon at Seacon Stadion De Koel.
Maurice Steijn, whose men barely saved the top flight status last year in spite of losing all of last five league games, can be thrilled with the Good Old’s kick off to the new campaign.
Venlo saw off Willem Ii 0-1 on the opening day before losing only narrowly to the runners-up Ajax with the same scoreline.
The team then travelled to Utrecht as underdogs, but managed to fight out to a 1-1 draw at Stadion Galgenwaard thanks to Tino Susic’s leveller from the spot.
Heerenveen’s matches brought much more drama. They began with a 2-3 victory over PEC Zwolle on the road.
The initial victory was followed with a 1-1 draw against Vitesse at Abe Lenstra, while last weekend saw the Super Frisians lose an eight-goal thriller to Feyenoord (3-5).
VVV vs Heerenveen: Head-to-head
The H2H record speaks entirely in Heerenveen favour as the hosts only managed a single victory in 17 meetings with the Super Frisians.
Heerenveen picked up ten wins along the way, including two in past three encounters with Venlo.
VVV vs Heerenveen: Prediction
It will be very interesting to see how the stern defensive line of the Good Old’s will handle the attacking-minded Heerenveen on the occasion.
Knowing that Steijn’s men allowed only two goals in three opening games even though they played the likes of Ajax and Utrecht in past two rounds, we see this clash as a huge opportunity for the hosts to improve the devastating H2H record against the Super Frisians.
Heerenveen’s defensive line was way too vulnerable in both pre-season friendlies (8-2 loss to Hoffenheim and 3-1 defeat to Levante in last two tests) and they continued in similar fashion in official games too.
This is why we’ll go with VVV not to lose as the main betting option at 1.57. Braver punters can try with the hosts to clinch the victory at 2.80.
VVV vs Heerenveen: Bet Tips
VVV or Draw Double Chance @ 1.57
VVV to win @ 2.80.