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FC Utrecht are going up against visiting team SC Heerenveen at Galgenwaard in the Eredivisie meeting on Friday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the FC Utrecht v SC Heerenveen match are shown here (inc. the best betting odds).
FC Utrecht are hoping to win again after their last result, the 3-1 Eredivisie victory over RKC Waalwijk.
For FC Utrecht, the goalscorers were Mimoun Mahi (40'), Gyrano Kerk (74') and Sander van de Streek (85'). Vitalie Damaşcan (59') was the scorer for RKC Waalwijk.
It has not been often in recent games that FC Utrecht have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Utreg have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 6 goals in the process. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward here, however.
Their past results show that FC Utrecht:
- have not lost a league tie with SC Heerenveen in their previous 9 games. A long run without a loss.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 home league matches.
SC Heerenveen come into this meeting following on from a 1-0 Eredivisie win versus VVV-Venlo in their previous outing.
The only scorer from SC Heerenveen was Joey Veerman (32').
In their previous six clashes, SC Heerenveen have helped themselves to a tally of 12 goals. De Superfriezen have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. In that time, their defenders have seen 8 goals scored by their opponents.
Pre-game facts show that SC Heerenveen:
- haven't won against FC Utrecht when they've played them away from home in the last 4 league games. Not good.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 17/03/2018 shows that FC Utrecht have won 3 of these and SC Heerenveen 1, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 25 in total at an average of 4.17 goals per match.
The previous league match featuring the two was Eredivisie match day 7 on 22/09/2019 which ended up with the score at SC Heerenveen 1-1 FC Utrecht.
The match was refereed by Siemen Mulder.
Team News: FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht boss John van den Brom has zero fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game with a fully healthy squad to pick from.
It looks as if Utreg could use the 4-3-3 formation for this game, handing starts to Maarten Paes, Django Warmerdam, Justin Hoogma, Tommy St. Jago, Sean Klaiber, Sander Van de Streek, Simon Gustafson, Othman Boussaid, Bart Ramselaar, Mimoun Mahi and Gyrano Kerk.
Team News: SC Heerenveen
From our viewpoint, De Superfriezen seem most likely to begin the game with a 4-3-3 system, choosing Erwin Mulder, Sherel Floranus, Jan Paul van Hecke, Pawel Bochniewicz, Lucas Woudenberg, Rodney Kongolo, Oliver Batista Meier, Joey Veerman, Mitchell Van Bergen, Henk Veerman and Arjen van der Heide.
In this game, SC Heerenveen will need to play some great football to score against a FC Utrecht lineup who will likely create many chances to win well.
We’re tipping a comprehensive 3-0 winning margin for FC Utrecht by the conclusion of the match.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Galgenwaard (23,750)
Captain: Willem Janssen
Chairman: Paul Verhoeff
Manager: John van den Brom
Competitions: Eredivisie position 13