VVV-Venlo vs Utrecht Prediction & Match Preview

VVV-Venlo vs Utrecht
Dutch Eredivisie
Date: Friday, 18 September 2020
Kick-Off at 19.00 UK
Venue: Covebo Stadion De Koel, Venlo.

Can VVV-Venlo cause another upset and snatch a point or more against Utrecht?

Even though the pre-season period was a complete disaster for VVV Venlo (lost four out of five games), start of the new Eredivisie campaign went quite good for them. They were able to beat Emmen on the road in 8-goals thriller and get three points to their account.

This encounter is opening the second round on Friday night. As expected, visitors are favorites for the win at 1.75 odds.

VVV-Venlo vs Utrecht Head-to-head

There were twenty of previous head to head matches between VVV Venlo and Utrecht FC. Utrecht have much better stats – 10 victories and five losses. Their win rate at this stadium is 60%.

Both of the matchups last season ended with BTTS option. VVV won on the road 2-1 while match in Venlo ended without a winner 1-1 FT.

Eight out of the last ten h2h’s ended with both teams scoring at least one goal.

VVV-Venlo vs Utrecht Prediction

It is a bit ungrateful to talk about Utrecht’s current form. Unlike the rest of the league, they skipped playing against AZ Alkmaar in the first round because their opponents needed rest for UCL clash in Kiev.

During the pre-season they have played five games and results were more than solid – three wins against Eredivisie teams, loss to Ajax and a draw against Antwerp.

In the previous season Utrecht ended as 6th placed team with great stats when it comes to attacking – 50 goals in 25 games.

VVV’s 5-3 victory against Emmen last week definitely came as a surprise. They were down 2-0 in the second half, but hat-trick of Giorgos Giakoumakis completely turned the tables around. This team was stuck in the bottom half of Eredivisie table last season.

It’s been ages since they kept a clean sheet. Utrecht should take advantage of that and we feel confident picking away win bet here.

VVV-Venlo vs Utrecht Betting Tips

  • Away win @ 1.75
  • Utrecht to score in both halves @ 2.50.