FC Utrecht vs Roda JC Kerkrade Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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FC Utrecht vs Roda JC Kerkrade Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

FC Utrecht and Roda JC Kerkrade will be facing each other at the Stadion Galgenwaard on Sunday at lunchtime, with both sides looking to get back to winning ways in the Eredivisie. FC Utrecht were beaten 2-1 by FC Groningen last time out, with their consolation goal being scored by Jean-Christophe Bahebeck just after the hour mark. On the flip side, Roda JC Kerkrade lost 2-0 on the road at PSV Eindhoven prior to the International break, with Robert Molenaar’s men conceding both goals in the first 25 minutes of the game. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Utrecht are definitely the in-form team in this tie and they should have no problems in picking up all three points in this one. Utrecht are undefeated in the last five home games across all competitions and are unbeaten in the last 18 home meetings with Roda JC Kerkrade in the Eredivisie.

Asian Handicap -1.5 on Utrecht at 1/1

Over 2.5 goals at 4/6

FC Utrecht saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Roda JC Kerkrade saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

FC Utrecht Form Guide

FC Utrecht Team Logo

FC Utrecht

Won

5

Draw

4

Lost

1
W A

05-11-2017

Eredivisie

Ajax Team Logo Ajax

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

19-11-2017

Eredivisie

Excelsior Team Logo Excelsior

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

26-11-2017

Eredivisie

Sparta Rotterdam Team Logo Sparta Rotterdam

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

01-12-2017

Eredivisie

PEC Zwolle Team Logo PEC Zwolle

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

13-12-2017

Eredivisie

VVV-Venlo Team Logo VVV-Venlo

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

17-12-2017

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

23-12-2017

Eredivisie

NAC Breda Team Logo NAC Breda

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

07-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Wuerzburger Kickers Team Logo Wuerzburger Kickers

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

10-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Anderlecht Team Logo Anderlecht

FT 3 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

19-01-2018

Eredivisie

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo AZ Alkmaar

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Roda JC Kerkrade Form Guide

Roda JC Kerkrade Team Logo

Roda JC Kerkrade

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L H

19-11-2017

Eredivisie

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo AZ Alkmaar

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

26-11-2017

Eredivisie

Ajax Team Logo Ajax

FT 5 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

03-12-2017

Eredivisie

SC Heerenveen Team Logo SC Heerenveen

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

10-12-2017

Eredivisie

FC Groningen Team Logo FC Groningen

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

13-12-2017

Eredivisie

ADO Den Haag Team Logo ADO Den Haag

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

16-12-2017

Eredivisie

VVV-Venlo Team Logo VVV-Venlo

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

21-12-2017

KNVB Cup

VVSB Team Logo VVSB

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

24-12-2017

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

12-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Kortrijk Team Logo Kortrijk

FT 2 - 5

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

20-01-2018

Eredivisie

FC Twente Team Logo FC Twente

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

FC Utrecht Preview

FC Utrecht started the new Eredivisie campaign with back-to-back wins over ADO Den Haag and Willem II, but it appears that their elimination from the Europa League play-offs at the hands of Zenit Petersburg has affected them more than expected. They followed up their 2-0 loss against Zenit with a 2-1 defeat at FC Groningen in the Eredivisie prior to the International break, despite the fact they had an unbelievable tally of 30 goalscoring attempts. Prior to the recent defeats, Utrecht were on an eight-game unbeaten streak across all competitions. Despite the recent struggle, Utrecht still sit in a comfortable 5th position in the Eredivisie table tied on six points with other four teams, just one point behind the third-placed PEC Zwolle. Utrecht looked pretty solid at the back in this early part of the campaign, as they hold the second best defensive record in the division with just two goals conceded in three rounds. Furthermore, Utrecht can count on their recent home form ahead of this tie as they have won three and draw two of their last five home fixtures across all competitions. The summer signing Cyriel Dessers has been Utrecht’s most prolific player in front of the goal so far this season, as he is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with three goals in his three league appearances.

FC Utrecht Team News

Chris Gurkan David and Patrick Joosten are both doubts, but Anouar Kali is still missing through injury.

Roda JC Kerkrade Preview

Roda JC Kerkrade, on the other hand, barely avoided the drop last season as they needed to beat Helmond and Maastricht in the promotion/relegation play-offs in order to secure their Eredivisie status. They managed to win all of their three friendly games, but kicked off the new Eredivisie season with three consecutive defeats at the hands of PEC Zwolle, Vitesse and PSV Eindhoven. Roda are one of the four Eredivisie teams without points under their belt after the opening three rounds. Keeping the ball out of their own net has been Roda’s biggest problem throughout the season, as they hold the joint worst defensive record in the division with nine goals conceded in three games. Their away form in this early part of the campaign has been terrible as they have suffered defeats in each of their two league trips, conceding six goals in the process. Actually, they have only won four of their last 15 away games across all competitions. The most worrying fact is that Roda JC Kerkrade are winless in their last 18 visits to the Stadion Galgenwaard, losing twelve in the process. Simon Gustafson is a player to watch for Roda as he already scored two goals in his three league appearances.

Roda JC Kerkrade Team News

Jannes Vansteenkiste is the only doubtful player for Roda ahead of this trip.

FC Utrecht Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Roda JC Kerkrade Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

FC Utrecht vs Roda JC Kerkrade Sidelined Players

FC Utrecht
24 Patrick Joosten Injured
9 Simon Makienok Injured
30 Chris David Injured
23 Anouar Kali Injured
Roda JC Kerkrade

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK David Jensen 195 92
17 LB Sean Klaiber 179 74
2 CD Mark van der Maarel 186 78
14 CD Willem Janssen 186 75
28 RB Edson Braafheid 176 71
18 CDM Urby Emanuelson 176 68
22 CM Sander van de Streek 172 65
10 AM Zakaria Labyad 170 65
8 CM Yassine Ayoub 169 67
11 CF Cyriel Dessers 185 80
7 CF Gyrano Kerk 183 82
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Hidde Jurjus 187 87
3 CD Frederic Ananou 182 73
20 CD Daryl Werker 187 82
22 RB Ashton-Phillip Goetz 177 74
5 LB Ard van Peppen 182 77
6 CDM Mohamed El Makrini 177 77
15 CM Ognjen Gnjatic 188 81
13 CM Tsiy-William Ndenge 188 81
10 AM Simon Gustafson 185 78
19 CF Mitchell Paulissen 185 77
7 CF Mikhail Rosheuvel 176 71