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The Eredivisie fixture at Cars Jeans Stadion on Sunday sees home side Den Haag go up against FC Utrecht.
Our Den Haag v FC Utrecht predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
ADO Den Haag
Den Haag won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 5-0 Eredivisie defeat last time out to Ajax.
In that match, ADO Den Haag managed 27% possession and 2 attempts on goal with 0 on target. Ajax got 18 attempts at goal with 10 on target. Devyne Rensch (11'), Brian Brobbey (21'), Edson Álvarez (32'), Dušan Tadić (44') and Davy Klaassen (50') scored for Ajax.
ADO Den Haag have found it difficult to unlock defences of late. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 2 vs opponents over their previous 6 fixtures. In those games, De Residentieclub have also seen the tally of goals scored against them total 13. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily be continued into this game, though.
Analysis of their past results shows that ADO Den Haag:
- have not emerged victorious against FC Utrecht in their last 3 league games.
- have not won at home in their last 16 matches in the league. So depressing.
FC Utrecht head into the clash following on from a 0-1 Eredivisie win with the eclipse of Fortuna Sittard in their most recent fixture.
In that match, FC Utrecht had 46% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer for FC Utrecht was Adrián Dalmau (81'). Fortuna Sittard got 9 shots on goal with 1 on target.
René Hake's FC Utrecht have seen their goal attempts be successful 13 times throughout their latest six matches. The overall goals that they have conceded during those matches comes to 6.
Coming into this contest, FC Utrecht are undefeated in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head clashes stretching back to 08/04/2018 tells us that Den Haag have won 1 of them and FC Utrecht 3, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 2.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 26 in all which averages out at 4.33 goals per match.
The last league game between these sides was Eredivisie match day 11 on 06/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of FC Utrecht 1-1 ADO Den Haag.
The match was refereed by Sander van der Eijk.
Team News: Den Haag
Daryl Janmaat (Knee Injury), Peet Bijen (Heel Bone Injury), Michiel Kramer (Knee Injury) and Gianni Zuiverloon (Ankle Injury) will not be able to play for Den Haag boss Ruud Brood.
Team News: FC Utrecht
Utrecht boss René Hake has to currently contend with reduced team options. Eljero Elia (Hamstring Injury), Fabian de Keijzer (Hand Injury), Sander van de Streek (Unknown Injury), Remco Balk (Unknown Injury), Simon Gustafson (Ankle Injury) and Justin Hoogma (Ankle Injury) won’t be making appearances.
We’re of the view that FC Utrecht can create a decent amount of chances and shots on target.
However, Den Haag might well find it a difficult task to score- but, we do see them pulling one back during this clash.
We’re therefore anticipating a pretty comfortable 1-3 winning score for FC Utrecht at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Cars Jeans Stadion (15,000)
Chairman: Ben Knüppe
Manager: Ruud Brood
Competitions: Eredivisie position 18
🔑 Star Man: Michiel Kramer
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Michiel Kramer was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Having made a first senior appearance for NAC Breda in the 2008 - 2009 season, the talented Forward has netted 5 league goals in this Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 25 appearances.