The Eredivisie tie at Stadion Galgenwaard on Saturday sees hosts FC Utrecht prepare for the visit of opponents, RKC Waalwijk.
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FC Utrecht will be hoping to bounce back here following a 1-0 Eredivisie defeat in their last game at the hands of FC Twente.
In that game, FC Utrecht managed 48% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. FC Twente had 11 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Robin Pröpper (91') was the scorer for FC Twente.
A recurring aspect of more recent FC Utrecht games is the number of results with a nil in them.
Taking their prior 6 matches leading up to this one, in 5 of them a wager on BTTS would have been a losing one.
Their prior results show that FC Utrecht:
- are unbeaten in the league by RKC Waalwijk in their last 2 matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 home league matches.
After a losing effort in their last game against Vitesse in Eredivisie action, RKC Waalwijk will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, RKC Waalwijk had 48% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for RKC Waalwijk was Saïd Bakari (27'). At the other end, Vitesse had 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Danilho Doekhi (8') and Yann Gboho (54') scored for Vitesse.
In a total of 5 of the previous 6 clashes involving RKC Waalwijk, at least three goals have been struck. The overall average goals scored per game within that spell is 3.17, with the average number of goals for RKC Waalwijk working out to 1.33. That kind of trend isn’t assured to follow through into this next game, though.
Ahead of this clash, RKC Waalwijk haven’t won away from home in the past 14 league matches. They clearly need to do something about it.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels dating back to 15/09/2013, there has been little to separate the clubs with FC Utrecht winning 3 of those games, RKC Waalwijk 3 and 0 being draws in regulation time.
A sum of 21 goals were produced between them in these games, with 10 for Utreg and 11 for RKC. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.5.
The last league match between the two was Eredivisie match day 25 on 06/03/2021 when the final score was RKC Waalwijk 1-2 FC Utrecht.
The referee was Sander van der Eijk.
Team News: FC Utrecht
Tommy St. Jago (Knee Injury) and Christopher Mamengi (Knee Injury) will not be taking part for FC Utrecht manager René Hake.
Team News: RKC Waalwijk
RKC Waalwijk boss Joseph Oosting has to contend with a number of unavailable players. David Min (Unknown Injury), Joel Pereira (Inguinal Hernia) and Luuk Wouters (Unknown Injury) are not able to play.
In this game, RKC Waalwijk will surely find it tough to break down a FC Utrecht side who will more than likely score a lot of goals.
We can see a 3-0 winning margin for FC Utrecht when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Galgenwaard (23,750)
Captain: Willem Janssen
Chairman: Pieter Leyssius
Manager: René Hake
Competitions: Eredivisie position 3
⭐ Key Man: Simon Gustafson
Mostly taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Simon Gustafson was born in Mölndal, Sweden. Having made a first senior appearance for BK Häcken in the 2013 season, the gifted Midfielder has bagged 2 league goals in the Eredivisie 2021 - 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 4 appearances.