FC Twente come up against visiting opponents Heracles Almelo at De Grolsch Veste in this Eredivisie meeting on Saturday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for FC Twente v Heracles Almelo can be seen below (including the best match odds).
FC Twente will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 3-0 Eredivisie losing effort in their last game against Fortuna Sittard.
In that match, FC Twente had 60% possession and 4 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, Fortuna Sittard had 21 attempts on goal with 10 of them on target. Lisandro Semedo (25', 74') and Mats Seuntjens (63') scored for Fortuna Sittard.
FC Twente have really struggled up front of late. Their goals record stands at just 3 against opponents over their last six matches. In those meetings, De Tukkers have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them total 12.
A look at their previous results shows us that FC Twente:
- have not beaten Heracles Almelo in their last 3 matches in the league.
- are without a home win in the past 11 league matches. They will be so desperate to end this run.
Heracles Almelo come into this game following on from a 4-0 Eredivisie win with the defeat of VVV-Venlo in their previous fixture.
In that match, Heracles Almelo had 59% possession and 17 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. For Heracles Almelo, goals were scored by Sinan Bakış (35', 55', 83') and Rai Vloet (44'). VVV-Venlo had 16 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target.
In a total of 5 of the previous 6 games featuring Heracles Almelo, at least three goals have gone in. The average goals scored per game during that spell is 3.33, with the number of goals averaged by Heracles Almelo standing at 2. That sort of trend might not be continued into this match, though.
Ahead of this meeting, Heracles Almelo are without an away win for the past 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels stretching back to 02/10/2016, there has been little to separate the clubs with FC Twente winning 2 of those games, Heracles Almelo 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
A sum of 18 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 for De Tukkers and 9 being from Heraclieden. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The last league clash featuring these sides was Eredivisie match day 24 on 27/02/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Heracles Almelo 2-2 FC Twente.
The referee was Dennis Higler.
Team News: FC Twente
FC Twente boss Ron Jans will be happy not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game with a fully injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Heracles Almelo
Heracles manager Frank Wormuth has a number of players out of action. Teun Bijleveld (Ankle Injury), Tim Breukers (Back Injury) and Ismail Azzaoui (Knee Injury) won’t be making appearances.
We’re of the view that Heracles Almelo and FC Twente could well end up finding themselves level here, with both teams capable of netting.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. We’re therefore expecting a very close game with a 1-1 score draw when the referee blows the full-time whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: De Grolsch Veste (30,014)
Captain: Wout Brama
Chairman: Paul van der Kraan
Manager: Ron Jans
Competitions: Eredivisie position 12
🔑 Key Man: Danilo Pereira
Typically taking to the field in the Striker position, Danilo Pereira was born in São Paulo, Brazil. Having played his first senior match for Jong Ajax in the 2017 - 2018 season, the skilful Forward has managed 15 league goals in the Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 31 appearances.