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FC Utrecht will be the visitors at Abe Lenstra Stadion on Saturday for the Eredivisie game with home team SC Heerenveen.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the SC Heerenveen v FC Utrecht match are shown here - plus the latest betting odds.
SC Heerenveen will play in this match following a 2-2 Eredivisie drawn game vs PSV Eindhoven.
In that match, SC Heerenveen had 37% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For SC Heerenveen, the scorers were Tibor Halilović (34') and Siem de Jong (59'). PSV Eindhoven got 16 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Yorbe Vertessen (57') and Cody Gakpo (58') scored for PSV Eindhoven.
Over their prior 6 fixtures, Johnny Jansen's SC Heerenveen have found the net 6 times which gives them an average number of goals per match equal to 1.
Their prior results show that SC Heerenveen:
- haven't been beaten in the league by FC Utrecht in their last 2 matches.
- have left without a victory over FC Utrecht in their previous 10 matches in the league.
- are without a home win in the past 3 league matches.
FC Utrecht will come into the encounter after a 3-2 Eredivisie win against Willem II in their most recent match.
In that game, FC Utrecht managed 58% possession and 10 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. For FC Utrecht, goals were scored by Sander van de Streek (4') and Gyrano Kerk (68'). Willem II had 8 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Sven van Beek (45' Own goal), Sebastian Holmén (57') and Kwasi Okyere Wriedt (82') scored for Willem II.
FC Utrecht have attacked well in their most recent fixtures, scoring 12 goals in their last 6 matches. Having said that, Utreg have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 5 of those same clashes. That being said, time will tell if that pattern shall persist in this upcoming match.
Leading up to this clash, FC Utrecht:
- remain undefeated by SC Heerenveen when they have played them away from home in the previous 5 matches in the league. An impressive run.
- are unbeaten in their last 7 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head clashes going back to 09/05/2018 shows us that SC Heerenveen have won 1 of these & FC Utrecht 3, with the tally of drawn games standing at 2.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 23 in all which averages out at 3.83 goals per match.
The previous league clash between these sides was Eredivisie match day 4 on 02/10/2020 when it finished FC Utrecht 1-1 SC Heerenveen.
The referee was Pol van Boekel.
Team News: SC Heerenveen
Jan Ras (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Henk Veerman (Corona virus), Ulysses Llanez (Unknown Injury) and Joey Veerman (Corona virus) won’t be able to feature for Heerenveen manager Johnny Jansen. Rodney Kongolo is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: FC Utrecht
Utrecht manager René Hake has not got a full squad to pick from. Justin Hoogma (Ankle Injury), Mimoun Mahi (Meniscus irritation) and Simon Gustafson (Unknown Injury) are not ready for selection.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that SC Heerenveen will have to work hard as a team to be putting a goal past this FC Utrecht team who we reckon should score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore predicting a very even contest with a 0-1 win for FC Utrecht at the end of this game.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Abe Lenstra Stadion (26,800)
Captain: Henk Veerman
Chairman: Cees Roozemond
Manager: Johnny Jansen
Competitions: Eredivisie position 11
⭐ Star Man: Mitchell van Bergen
Mostly taking up the Right Wing position, Mitchell van Bergen was born in Oss, Netherlands. Having played his first senior match for Vitesse in the 2015 - 2016 season, the goalscoring Forward has bagged 4 league goals in this Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 29 appearances.