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The Eredivisie match at Abe Lenstra Stadion on Saturday will see hosts SC Heerenveen up against Fortuna Sittard.
All SC Heerenveen v Fortuna Sittard game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
SC Heerenveen go into this game coming off the back of a 1-1 Eredivisie tied result versus FC Groningen.
In that match, SC Heerenveen managed 46% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The scorer for SC Heerenveen was Tibor Halilović (19'). At the other end, FC Groningen got 15 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Cyril Ngonge (68') was the scorer for FC Groningen.
SC Heerenveen have not been the best at stopping their opponents recently, although they have also done enough to score goals themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that SC Heerenveen have been punished defensively in 5 of them in addition to getting on the scoresheet in 6 of those games.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Sparta Rotterdam in Eredivisie competition, Fortuna Sittard and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Fortuna Sittard managed 56% possession and 3 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Fortuna Sittard was Mats Seuntjens (49'). At the other end, Sparta Rotterdam got 18 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. Bryan Smeets (21'), Lennart Thy (29') and Emanuel Emegha (73') scored for Sparta Rotterdam.
Fortuna Sittard have had no problems opening up opposition defences in their most recent fixtures, scoring 9 goals in their last 6 matches. Having said that, Fortuna Sittard can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same outings. Let’s find out whether or not that trend can be sustained in this game.
Looking at their past form shows that Fortuna Sittard:
- remain undefeated by SC Heerenveen when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head to head meetings dating back to 01/12/2018 tells us that SC Heerenveen have won 3 of them & Fortuna Sittard 2, with the number of draws standing at 1.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 23 overall at an average of 3.83 goals per match.
The last league game featuring these clubs was Eredivisie match day 15 on 10/01/2021 when the final score was SC Heerenveen 1-3 Fortuna Sittard.
The match was refereed by Richard Martens.
Team News: SC Heerenveen
Anthony Musaba (Ill), Rodney Kongolo (Ill), Rami Kaib (Fractured Jaw) and Pawel Bochniewicz (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be taking part for SC Heerenveen boss Johnny Jansen.
Team News: Fortuna Sittard
Fortuna Sittard manager Sjors Ultee has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Arianit Ferati (Corona virus), Richie Musaba (Corona virus) and Lisandro Semedo (Calf Injury) can’t be considered.
We’re of the view that SC Heerenveen will most probably create the chances to score more than once when they meet Fortuna Sittard, who may well find it hard to break down their defence.
We’re therefore anticipating a controlled 2-0 victory for SC Heerenveen by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Abe Lenstra Stadion (26,400)
Captain: Henk Veerman
Chairman: Cees Roozemond
Manager: Johnny Jansen
Competitions: Eredivisie position 4
⭐ Key Man: Henk Veerman
Usually taking to the field in the Striker position, Henk Veerman was born in Purmerend, Netherlands. Having made a first senior appearance for FC Volendam in the 2013 - 2014 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 3 league goals in the Eredivisie 2021 - 2022 season to date coming from a total of 4 appearances.