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The Eredivisie game at Erve Asito on Saturday sees home team Heracles Almelo go into battle with FC Utrecht.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Heracles Almelo v FC Utrecht are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Heracles Almelo will be looking for a repeat result of a 3-1 Eredivisie success over Excelsior.
For Heracles Almelo, the goals were scored by Bryan Limbombe (54'), Justin Hoogma (60') and Mohamed Sankoh (85'). Nikolas Agrafiotis (19') scored for Excelsior.
Fixtures with Heracles Almelo have usually been exciting encounters of late with high scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past half dozen games alone, a grand total of 21 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 14 of these accredited to Heracles Almelo.
Coming into this fixture, Heracles Almelo have not been beaten in their last 11 home league matches. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
Since being beaten in their last game against Feyenoord in Eredivisie action, FC Utrecht will be aiming to make amends here.
The only name on the scoresheet from FC Utrecht was Ryan Flamingo (19'). Santiago Giménez (8', 46'), Calvin Stengs (28'), Ayase Ueda (71') and Yankuba Minteh (93') scored for Feyenoord.
It is worth noting that FC Utrecht have had real problems scoring goals in their past six games, recording the unsatisfactory return of only 3. In those matches, Utreg have also seen the collective goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 12. Let’s see if that trend can be sustained in this game.
Their prior results show that FC Utrecht:
- have left without a victory over Heracles Almelo in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 21/05/2019 shows us that Heracles Almelo have won 2 of these games and FC Utrecht 4, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 0.
A sum of 16 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 6 of them from Heraclieden and 10 for Utreg. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The previous league game between these sides was Eredivisie match day 22 on 11/02/2022 and the score finished Heracles Almelo 1-0 FC Utrecht.
That day, Heracles Almelo managed 52% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Kaj Sierhuis (82').
FC Utrecht got 16 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Rob Dieperink.
Team News: Heracles Almelo
Jannes Wieckhoff (Unknown Injury), Jizz Hornkamp (Ankle Injury) and Nikolai Laursen (Cruciate Ligament Injury) are not available for Heracles Almelo manager John Lammers.
It seems likely that Heraclieden look set to opt for a 4-4-1-1 system for this one and select Michael Brouwer, Navajo Bakboord, Sven Sonnenberg, Justin Hoogma, Jetro Willems, Bryan Limbombe, B. De Keersmaecker, Anas Ouahim, Emil Hansson, Mario Engels and Antonio Satriano.
Team News: FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht manager Ron Jans has a number of players out of action. Taylor Booth (Unknown Injury) and Anthony Descotte (Unknown Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
It’s our belief that Utreg seem likely to make use of a 4-2-3-1 lineup using Vasilios Barkas, Mark van der Maarel, Hidde ter Avest, Can Bozdogan, Victor Jensen, Oscar Fraulo, Souffian Elkarouani, Mats Seuntjens, Othman Boussaid, Ryan Flamingo and Ole Romeny.
We’re of the opinion that FC Utrecht and Heracles Almelo are probably both going to find scoring goals difficult here.
Little in this one, and it’s almost too close to call. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a 0-0 score after 90 minutes.
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: Justin Hoogma
Chairman: Hans Morsink
Manager: John Lammers
Competitions: Eredivisie position 7