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The Eredivisie tie at De Grolsch Veste on Saturday will see home side FC Twente doing battle with FC Utrecht.
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FC Twente will be looking for an improved result here after the 2-0 Eredivisie losing effort in their last game against SC Cambuur.
In that game, FC Twente managed 38% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 2 on target. For their opponents, SC Cambuur had 23 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Jamie Jacobs (66', 91') scored for SC Cambuur.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times where FC Twente have shown defensive steel. The facts show that FC Twente have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 10 goals on the way.
Leading up to this clash, FC Twente:
- haven't won against FC Utrecht in their previous 3 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 3 home league matches.
FC Utrecht head into the clash after a 3-1 Eredivisie win with the defeat of Feyenoord in their most recent game.
In that match, FC Utrecht managed 44% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 7 on target. For FC Utrecht, the goals were scored by Willem Janssen (45'), Moussa Sylla (48') and Simon Gustafson (51'). Feyenoord got 12 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Luis Sinisterra (45') scored for Feyenoord.
A run of very capable showings from the FC Utrecht defenders has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their previous 6 clashes in total. During the same period of time, their forwards have scored 9. However, we will just have to wait and see if the trend shall persist in this next match.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that FC Utrecht:
- are undefeated in their previous 10 league matches away from home. What an impressive run of results.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 17/09/2017 shows that FC Twente have won 2 of these and FC Utrecht 4, with the tally of drawn results being 0.
A total of 21 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 11 of them from De Tukkers and 10 being from Utreg. That’s an average goals per game of 3.5.
The previous league match featuring the two was Eredivisie match day 30 on 25/04/2021 when it finished FC Twente 1-2 FC Utrecht.
That day, FC Twente managed 49% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 on target. The scorer was Danilo Pereira (28').
At the other end, FC Utrecht had 12 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Sander van de Streek (49') and Gyrano Kerk (55') scored.
The match was refereed by Kevin Blom.
Team News: FC Twente
The FC Twente boss Ron Jans will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this game owing to a fully injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht manager René Hake has to choose a team with limited availability. Remco Balk (Unknown Injury), Tommy St. Jago (Knee Injury) and Christopher Mamengi (Knee Injury) are not ready for selection.
We’re of the view that FC Twente will need things to go their way to register a score against this FC Utrecht outfit who will likely score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We therefore fancy a good tussle with a 0-1 winning score for FC Utrecht at the conclusion of the game.
Looking forward to this.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: De Grolsch Veste (30,205)
Captain: Wout Brama
Chairman: Paul van der Kraan
Manager: Ron Jans
Competitions: Eredivisie position 15