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FC Zwolle will face off against visiting rivals SC Heerenveen at MAC³PARK Stadion in this Eredivisie tie on Friday.
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FC Zwolle will be hoping to bounce back here following a 3-2 Eredivisie defeat in their last game at the hands of FC Emmen.
For FC Zwolle, the scorers were Bram van Polen (43') and Yuta Nakayama (88'). Luka Adžić (36'), Michael de Leeuw (45') and Jari Vlak (70') scored for FC Emmen.
Matches featuring FC Zwolle have proved to be exciting encounters of late with high scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past half dozen games, the sum total of 22 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 11 of them being chalked up by Blauwvingers. In any event, time will tell whether that trend might be replicated here in this game.
Pre-game facts show that FC Zwolle:
- have not registered a win against SC Heerenveen in their last 3 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 5 league matches. Fans are getting restless.
In their previous fixture, SC Heerenveen drew 1-1 in the Eredivisie tie with FC Groningen.
The only name on the scoresheet from SC Heerenveen was Siem de Jong (43'). Tomáš Suslov (82') was the scorer for FC Groningen.
In the course of their six most recent matches, Johnny Jansen's SC Heerenveen have converted a total of 10 times thus giving them the goals per game average of 1.67.
Going into this encounter, SC Heerenveen are without an away win for the past 8 league games. Their travelling support will be needed here, for sure.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 07/05/2017 shows that FC Zwolle have won 3 of these games & SC Heerenveen 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
A total of 19 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 10 of them for Blauwvingers and 9 being from De Superfriezen. That’s an average goals per game of 3.17.
The previous league clash between these sides was Eredivisie match day 9 on 05/10/2019 which finished with the scoreline of SC Heerenveen 1-0 FC Zwolle.
The referee was Danny Makkelie.
Team News: FC Zwolle
FC Zwolle manager John Stegeman doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this match thanks to a fully healthy group available for selection.
Team News: SC Heerenveen
In an otherwise full-strength group, there is just the one fitness problem for the SC Heerenveen boss Johnny Jansen to be concerned with. Ulysses Llanez (Knock) misses out for this game.
Our feeling is that SC Heerenveen and FC Zwolle might both not be able to do quite enough to get on the scoresheet here.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw with few scoring chances is looking likely to us. Our tip is therefore for a 0-0 scoreline at the end of this game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: MAC³PARK Stadion (14,000)
Captain: Bram van Polen
Chairman: Adriaan Visser
Manager: John Stegeman
Competitions: Eredivisie position 13
🔑 Star Player: Reza Ghoochannejhad
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, Reza Ghoochannejhad was born in Mashhad, Iran. Having played his first senior match for SC Heerenveen in the 2005 - 2006 season, the dangerous Forward has bagged 6 league goals in the Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 16 appearances.