VVV-Venlo vs Heracles Prediction & Match Preview

VVV-Venlo vs Heracles
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Friday, 14 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Seacon Stadion – De Koel (Venlo).

While the two teams may be placed quite some spots apart in the league table, it’s the relegation-threatened Venlo that’s performing well now (comparatively).

Home advantage can play a big role here, and Heralces have been going through a horror run, especially on the road. Likely, the tag of the favorites go to Venlo.

VVV-Venlo vs Heracles Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Heracles had won the reverse fixture at home, with a 6-1 scoreline.
  • Heracles had also won five of the former six clashes.
  • Three of the prior four games had goals from both teams, and four or more goals as well.
  • Six of the last ten wins at this venue went to the hosts.
  • In the last 20 years, only twice have Heracles failed to find the back of the net at this stadium.

VVV-Venlo vs Heracles Prediction

Venlo held Heerenveen to a 1-1 draw on the road the last match-day. It was their fifth unbeaten game in a row, and the fourth in the league. Fans hope that the new-found form will help them in climbing atop the relegation zone. They surely do have the home advantage to lean on this Wednesday, for a favorable result.

Meanwhile, Heracles recorded a 2-0 win at home over Sittard the prior game week. It was their first win after going through a five-match losing run. However, the fact that Sittard were on the road, and that they had missed a penalty as well as were reduced to ten on the pitch, probably played a big role in determining the outcome of the game.

Not only are Heracles on the road this Friday, but they are completely winless in away games since September as well. In fact, they have a total of two wins on the road this whole season. Taking these observations into account, it’s adjudged that Venlo should avoid a loss at the least against the struggling visitors.

However, do note that Heracles had won the reverse fixture 6-1, and that they had won five of the prior six h2h clashes as well. Heracles are also on a ten-match scoring run against this opponent, and have failed to find the back of the net at this venue just twice since 1999. 

Moreover, Venlo have conceded the most number of goals in front of the home crowd, and despite their current form, are still placed in the relegation zone. As such, expect the guests to slot it at least one goal during the ninety minutes, thus bringing returns for the BTTS bet.

VVV-Venlo vs Heracles Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: VVV-Venlo or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).