FC Twente will be at Erve Asito on Saturday for the Eredivisie showdown with home side Heracles Almelo.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Heracles Almelo v FC Twente, scroll down (inc. the best betting odds).
Heracles Almelo will be hoping to bounce back here after the 3-0 Eredivisie loss in their previous game against RKC Waalwijk.
Ola John (11'), Lenners Daneels (23') and Richard van der Venne (75') scored for RKC Waalwijk.
A common trait of more recent Heracles Almelo games is the number of nil scores.
Taking their previous 6 matches before this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on both teams scoring would have been a loser. It will be interesting to see if that trend will be continued on in this game.
Coming into this fixture, Heracles Almelo have not lost a league tie with FC Twente in their last 2 matches.
In their last game, FC Twente drew 2-2 in the Eredivisie tie with Feyenoord.
For FC Twente, the goalscorers were Danilo Pereira (13') and Tyronne Ebuehi (14'). Jens Toornstra (24') and Steven Berghuis (67') scored for Feyenoord.
The forward players for FC Twente have suffered from a shortage of goals over their previous 6 clashes, netting the disappointing return of just 4. In those fixtures, De Tukkers have also seen the overall goal tally of their opponents equal 6.
Coming into this meeting, FC Twente have not won against Heracles Almelo when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league games.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head meetings going back to 15/01/2016 tells us that Heracles Almelo have won 2 of these games and FC Twente 3, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
A combined sum of 18 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 7 of them from Heraclieden and 11 created by De Tukkers. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The last league meeting between these sides was Eredivisie match day 7 on 20/09/2019 when it finished FC Twente 2-3 Heracles Almelo.
The match was refereed by Jochem Kamphuis.
Team News: Heracles Almelo
Ismail Azzaoui (Overstretching) and Navajo Bakboord (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be taking part for Heracles manager Frank Wormuth.
Team News: FC Twente
Owing to a completely injury-free group ready to go, FC Twente boss Ron Jans has no fitness worries to report before this game.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that FC Twente and Heracles Almelo might both not be able to do quite enough to get on the scoresheet here.
Let’s see how this one goes, but it looks this could be a game with minimal goal-scoring opportunities. We’re therefore expecting a very competitive game with a 0-0 draw at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Erve Asito (12,080)
Captain: Robin Pröpper
Chairman: Hans Bredewoud
Manager: Frank Wormuth
Competitions: Eredivisie position 11
🔑 Key Player: Sinan Bakış
Regularly played in the Striker position, Sinan Bakış was born in Troisdorf, Germany. Having made his senior debut playing for Kayserispor in the 2013 - 2014 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 3 league goals in this Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 17 appearances.