FC Utrecht vs SC Heerenveen Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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FC Utrecht vs SC Heerenveen Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

FC Utrecht will take on SC Heerenveen on Saturday night at the Stadion Galgenwaard, with both sides looking to get back to winning ways in the Eredivisie. FC Utrecht only managed a 1-1 away draw at Vitesse last time out in the Eredivisie, although Cyriel Dessers gave them the lead in the 69th minute. Meanwhile, SC Heerenveen were 0-4 thrashed at home by Ajax, with Jurgen Streppel’s men conceding two goals in each half. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news, match stats and odds all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Utrecht have only lost once in their last seven home games across all competitions, while Heerenveen are undefeated in five competitive away fixtures so far this season. Utrecht hold the best recent head-to-head record, but Heerenveen managed to get on the scoresheet in three of the last four meetings between these two.

Both teams to score - Yes and Over 2.5 goals at odds 10/11

Over 2.5 goals at odds 3/5

FC Utrecht saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

FC Utrecht saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against SC Heerenveen

SC Heerenveen saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

SC Heerenveen saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against FC Utrecht

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

4

Draw

5

Lost

1
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)

D H

24-01-2018

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

28-01-2018

Eredivisie

Ajax Team Logo Ajax

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

04-02-2018

Eredivisie

Excelsior Team Logo Excelsior

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

07-02-2018

Eredivisie

Sparta Rotterdam Team Logo Sparta Rotterdam

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-02-2018

Eredivisie

PEC Zwolle Team Logo PEC Zwolle

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

18-02-2018

Eredivisie

Roda JC Kerkrade Team Logo Roda JC Kerkrade

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

SC Heerenveen Form Guide

SC Heerenveen Team Logo

SC Heerenveen

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
W H

16-12-2017

Eredivisie

NAC Breda Team Logo NAC Breda

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

23-12-2017

Eredivisie

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo AZ Alkmaar

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

11-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Anderlecht U21 Team Logo Anderlecht U21

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

11-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Anderlecht Team Logo Anderlecht

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

20-01-2018

Eredivisie

Vitesse Team Logo Vitesse

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

26-01-2018

Eredivisie

Sparta Rotterdam Team Logo Sparta Rotterdam

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

03-02-2018

Eredivisie

FC Twente Team Logo FC Twente

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

06-02-2018

Eredivisie

PEC Zwolle Team Logo PEC Zwolle

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

10-02-2018

Eredivisie

Roda JC Kerkrade Team Logo Roda JC Kerkrade

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

17-02-2018

Eredivisie

PSV Eindhoven Team Logo PSV Eindhoven

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

FC Utrecht Preview

Utrecht’s recent form in the Eredivisie has been terrible as they have lost two and draw one of their last three league games. Actually, Utrecht’s sole victory over the past month was a 0-6 away triumph over the amateur side of Ajax. They only sit in 10th in the Eredivisie table tied on ten points with the 9th-placed ADO Den Haag, two points behind the top seven. Conceding has been Utrecht’s biggest problem throughout this Eredivisie campaign as they hold one of the worst defensive record in the division with 14 goals under their belts after seven rounds. The good news is that Utrecht have been decent on home soil over the past three months. They were on a six-game unbeaten run across all competitions prior to their 1-7 loss at the hands of PSV Eindhoven in their most recent home league fixture. Furthermore, Utrecht are undefeated in the last three home meetings with Heerenveen in the Eredivisie, conceding just two goals in the process. Head-to-head, Utrecht are undefeated in six meetings with Heerenveen since a 1-2 home loss back in January 2015. The summer signing Cyriel Dessers has been Utrecht’s most prolific player in front of goal so far this season, as he is leading the team’s goalscoring charts with four goals and one assist in his seven league appearances.

FC Utrecht Team News

Chris Gurkan David, Patrick Joosten and Simon Makienok are all doubts, but Anouar Kali is out through an ACL injury.

SC Heerenveen Preview

On the contrary, SC Heerenveen were unbeaten in seven competitive fixtures prior to their humiliating 0-4 home loss at the hands of Ajax prior to the International break. Despite the defeat, Heerenveen still find themselves in a respectable 5th spot in the standings tied on 14 points with PEC Zwolle and Vitesse, just one point behind the second-placed Feyenoord. Although they have been in fine shape throughout this campaign, Heerenveen still showed some defensive vulnerabilities in this term. They have conceded eleven goals in seven games, which is the worst defensive record in top seven. At the other end of the field, Heerenveen managed a decent tally of 12 goals in seven rounds, including four from their topscorer Morten Thorsby. Reza Ghoochannejhad and Arber Zeneli have also been in fine shape this season, as the pair bagged four goals and one assist between them. Heerenveen can count on their recent away form as they have won four and draw one of their five away games this season, scoring at least two goals in each of these. The worrying fact is that Heerenveen are winless in their last three visits to the Stadion Galgenwaard.

SC Heerenveen Team News

Arber Zeneli and Warner Hahn are both missing through injury.

FC Utrecht Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

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

SC Heerenveen Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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 SC Heerenveen Sidelined Players

FC Utrecht
24 Patrick Joosten Injured
9 Simon Makienok Injured
30 Chris David Injured
23 Anouar Kali Injured
SC Heerenveen
1 Warner Hahn Injured

Head to Head
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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK David Jensen 195 92
17 LB Sean Klaiber 179 74
14 CD Willem Janssen 186 75
15 RB Robin van der Meer 198 80
5 CD Dario Dumic 188 85
8 CM Yassine Ayoub 169 67
18 CDM Urby Emanuelson 176 68
6 CM Rico Strieder 174 68
10 AM Zakaria Labyad 170 65
11 CF Cyriel Dessers 185 80
21 CF Jean-Christophe Bahebeck 182 76
No. Pos Player M kg
24 GK Martin Hansen 188 79
3 CD Daniel Hoeegh 190 74
2 LB Denzel Dumfries 189 80
16 RB Lucas Woudenberg 186 74
5 CD Kik Pierie 183 70
8 CM Morten Thorsby 186 72
6 CM Stijn Schaars 178 75
21 CM Yuki Kobayashi 181 67
10 LF Martin Oedegaard 176 68
9 CF Reza Ghoochannejhad 180 76
7 RF Marco Rojas 168 63