FC Utrecht will be taking on visiting side Feyenoord at Galgenwaard in the Eredivisie meeting on Sunday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for FC Utrecht v Feyenoord can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
FC Utrecht, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 1-4 Eredivisie triumph against ADO Den Haag.
In that match, FC Utrecht managed 55% possession and 22 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. For FC Utrecht, goals were scored by Gyrano Kerk (10'), Joris van Overeem (16'), Othmane Boussaid (43') and Adam Maher (74'). ADO Den Haag got 8 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Jonas Arweiler (72') scored for ADO Den Haag.
Fixtures featuring FC Utrecht have tended to be lively encounters lately with high scoring anticipated. Over their past half dozen games alone, the sum of 20 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 14 of these belonging to Utreg. Let’s find out whether or not that trend will be sustained here.
Taking a look at their past results, FC Utrecht:
- have not emerged victorious against Feyenoord in their last 3 league games.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league matches.
Feyenoord will come into the meeting following a 2-0 Eredivisie win versus Fortuna Sittard in their most recent match.
In that match, Feyenoord managed 56% possession and 18 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. For Feyenoord, goals were scored by Bryan Linssen (50') and Steven Berghuis (83'). For their opponents, Fortuna Sittard got 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
Dick Advocaat's Feyenoord have managed to stick the ball in the net 12 times throughout their most recent six matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during that period adds up to 6.
Coming into this contest, Feyenoord have not won away from home in their last 6 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 15/04/2018 tells us that FC Utrecht have won 1 of them & Feyenoord 3, with the tally of draws being 2.
A sum of 17 goals were scored between them in this period, with 7 of them for Utreg and 10 being from De club aan de Maas. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The last league clash between the two was Eredivisie match day 10 on 29/11/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Feyenoord 1-1 FC Utrecht.
The match was refereed by Bas Nijhuis.
Team News: FC Utrecht
Simon Gustafson (Ankle Injury), Eljero Elia (Hamstring Injury), Sander van de Streek (Unknown Injury), Tommy St. Jago (Ill) and Justin Hoogma (Ankle Injury) won’t be playing for Utrecht gaffer René Hake.
Team News: Feyenoord
Feyenoord manager Dick Advocaat has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Bart Nieuwkoop (Hamstring Injury), Christian Conteh (Hamstring Injury), Orkun Kökcü (Corona virus), Nicolai Jörgensen (Ankle Injury) and Luis Sinisterra (Corona virus) are not ready for selection.
We think that Feyenoord will have to work hard as a team to see themselves scoring against this FC Utrecht side who we reckon should get the vital goal that wins it.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a 1-0 winning margin for FC Utrecht when the referee blows for full-time.
Hoping for a good game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Galgenwaard (23,750)
Captain: Willem Janssen
Chairman: Paul Verhoeff
Manager: René Hake
Competitions: Eredivisie position 7
🔑 Star Man: Sander van de Streek
Typically deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Sander van de Streek was born in Netherlands. After having made a senior debut playing for SC Cambuur in the 2014 - 2015 season, the gifted Midfielder has managed 8 league goals in the Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 25 appearances.