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The Eredivisie tie at Fortuna Sittard Stadion on Saturday sees home side Fortuna Sittard ready themselves for the challenge from opponents SC Heerenveen.
Our tips, poll and stats for Fortuna Sittard v SC Heerenveen can all be found here (inc. the best betting odds).
Fortuna Sittard will be looking for an improved result here following the 2-0 Eredivisie defeat last time out to FC Twente.
Queensy Menig (10') and Danilo Pereira (51') scored for FC Twente.
Fewer than three goals per match were seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Fortuna Sittard have taken part. Breaking down the goal distribution from this period, opposition teams scored an aggregate of 7 and Sittard managed a tally of 2. With no two games being the same, we must now wait to see whether that trend might continue on in this upcoming game.
Leading up to this clash, Fortuna Sittard:
- haven't lost in the league to SC Heerenveen in their last 2 matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches at home.
- have not won at home in their last 2 matches in the league.
SC Heerenveen go into this match after a 2-0 Eredivisie win to defeat Willem II in their last fixture.
For SC Heerenveen, the goalscorers were Lucas Woudenberg (22') and Paweł Bochniewicz (75').
The stats tell the story, and SC Heerenveen have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 12 goals in all. Defensively, De Superfriezen have some weaknesses to address.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head clashes dating back to 03/11/2001 shows us that Fortuna Sittard have won 2 of them and SC Heerenveen 3, with the tally of draws being 1.
A total of 20 goals were scored between them in these games, with 8 of them for Sittard and 12 being from De Superfriezen. The average goals per game has been 3.33.
The previous league game featuring the two was Eredivisie match day 21 on 02/02/2020 which ended up with the score at Fortuna Sittard 2-1 SC Heerenveen.
The match was refereed by Ingmar Oostrom.
Team News: Fortuna Sittard
There is just a single fitness concern for the Fortuna Sittard manager Kevin Hofland to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy group. Djibril Dianessy (Knee Injury) will miss out.
In our view, Sittard should employ a 4-3-3 system for this one and select Alexei Koselev, Roel Janssen, Martin Angha, Branislav Ninaj, Lazaros Rota, Mats Seuntjens, Jorrit Smeets, Ben Rienstra, Emil Hansson, Sebastian Polter and Zian Flemming.
Team News: SC Heerenveen
Thanks to a largely full-strength group, there is only a single fitness issue for the SC Heerenveen boss Johnny Jansen to contend with. Mitchell van Bergen (Knock) won’t be playing here.
It’s our belief that De Superfriezen could decide to play in a 4-3-3 lineup, choosing Erwin Mulder, Sherel Floranus, Ibrahim Dresevic, Pawel Bochniewicz, Lucas Woudenberg, Joey Veerman, Oliver Batista Meier, Rodney Kongolo, Couhaib Driouech, Henk Veerman and Arjen van der Heide.
We believe that SC Heerenveen will, in all probability, create a good amount of chances and successful shots on target.
At the other end, Fortuna Sittard could well struggle to get goals of their own, although we do think that it’s probable they’ll be being dangerous at times.
Our selection here is for a fairly comfortable 1-3 winning score for SC Heerenveen after 90 minutes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Fortuna Sittard Stadion (12,500)
Chairman: Özgür Işıtan Gün
Manager: Kevin Hofland
Competitions: Eredivisie position 16