SC Heerenveen vs Heracles Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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SC Heerenveen vs Heracles Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Heracles will be looking for their second Eredivisie victory in a row when they travel to the Abe Lenstra Stadion to take on SC Heerenveen on Saturday night. SC Heerenveen threw away a two-goal lead to secure only a 3-3 draw on the road at FC Groningen last weekend. Morten Thorsby netted a brace while Reza Ghoochannejhad scored Heerenveen’s third goal, but unfortunately, this wasn’t enough to grab all three points. On the other hand, Heracles fought back from one goal down to secure an impressive 2-1 home win over Ajax thanks to goals from Paul Gladon and Brandley Kuwas. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

It’s difficult to predict the winner in this one as both teams looked pretty solid in the opening round. We should be able to see goals in this one as both sides are capable of scoring goals and they proved that last weekend. Furthermore, three of the last five meetings between them have seen at least four goals scored.

Over 3.5 goals at 5/4

Both teams to score - yes at 4/7

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

SC Heerenveen saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Heracles

Heracles saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against SC Heerenveen

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

SC Heerenveen Form Guide

SC Heerenveen Team Logo

SC Heerenveen

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
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)

L H

24-02-2018

Eredivisie

Excelsior Team Logo Excelsior

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

03-03-2018

Eredivisie

Willem II Team Logo Willem II

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

11-03-2018

Eredivisie

Ajax Team Logo Ajax

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

17-03-2018

Eredivisie

FC Utrecht Team Logo FC Utrecht

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

01-04-2018

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

08-04-2018

Eredivisie

FC Groningen Team Logo FC Groningen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

Eredivisie

VVV-Venlo Team Logo VVV-Venlo

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

17-04-2018

Eredivisie

ADO Den Haag Team Logo ADO Den Haag

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Heracles Form Guide

Heracles Team Logo

Heracles

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
W H

10-02-2018

Eredivisie

Willem II Team Logo Willem II

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

18-02-2018

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

24-02-2018

Eredivisie

PEC Zwolle Team Logo PEC Zwolle

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

02-03-2018

Eredivisie

Roda JC Kerkrade Team Logo Roda JC Kerkrade

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

09-03-2018

Eredivisie

FC Twente Team Logo FC Twente

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

17-03-2018

Eredivisie

Vitesse Team Logo Vitesse

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

01-04-2018

Eredivisie

SC Heerenveen Team Logo SC Heerenveen

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

08-04-2018

Eredivisie

Ajax Team Logo Ajax

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

13-04-2018

Eredivisie

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo AZ Alkmaar

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

18-04-2018

Eredivisie

Excelsior Team Logo Excelsior

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

SC Heerenveen Preview

SC Heerenveen  have  only lost once in six friendlies throughout their pre-season campaign and were unlucky to not pick up all three points on the road at FC Groningen in the opening Eredivisie round last weekend. Heerenveen got off to a flying start and took the lead after just six minutes through Morten Thorsby while Reza Ghoochannejhad made it 0-2 just before the break. The hosts started the second half much better and scored their first goal soon after the break and leveled the game with just eight minutes to go, with Mimoun Mahi scoring from the spot. Heerenveen quickly restored their lead four minutes later when Morten Thorsby completed his brace, although the lead lasted just four minutes as Mimoun Mahi scored another penalty-goal for Groningen to make it 3-3. Scoring goals hasn’t been a problem for Heerenveen over the past few years, but they have struggled at the back last term, and it seems that they are having the same problems in this early part of the season after conceding three goals last weekend. They have strengthened the squad with the additions of four new defenders this summer, but they still need some time to settle in. Heerenveen’s home form over the past months has been a complete mixed bag with eight wins, five defeats and two draws in their last 15 home fixtures across all competitions. In addition, Heerenveen picked up a 3-1 victory over Heracles in their most recent home meeting between these two.

SC Heerenveen Team News

Warner Hahn is the only doubtful player for Heerenveen ahead of this tie.

Heracles Preview

Meanwhile, Heracles had a short and disappointing pre-season campaign, losing three of their five friendly fixtures. However, they produced the surprise of the opening round of the new Eredivisie season last weekend, winning 2-1 at home over to last season’s runner-ups Ajax. The visitors dominated the first-half, although Heracles claimed a handball by Viergever in the box, but the referee waved play on. After a goalless first-half, Ajax finally netted the opener in the 56th minute through Hakim Ziyech. The lead only lasted a few minutes as Paul Gladon leveled the game just five minutes after the hour mark. Ajax went looking for the winner, but they were caught on the counter and punished by Brandley Kuwas’ goal in the last eight minutes of the game. They will be looking to maintain their solid start to the season, but their recent away form has let the down. Heracles have lost nine of their last 15 away games across all competitions while scoring just five goals. The good news is that Heracles have picked up victories in four of their last five visits to the Abe Lenstra Stadion, keeping a clean sheet in three of these.

Heracles Team News

Dario Van Den Buys is still missing through a bruised foot injury.

SC Heerenveen 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

Heracles Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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 vs Heracles Sidelined Players

SC Heerenveen
Heracles
6 Dario van den Buijs Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
23 GK Wouter van der Steen 187 79
2 LB Denzel Dumfries 189 80
4 CD Joost van Aken 178 75
16 RB Lucas Woudenberg 186 74
3 CD Daniel Hoeegh 190 74
6 CM Stijn Schaars 178 75
21 CM Yuki Kobayashi 181 67
8 CM Morten Thorsby 186 72
13 RF Arber Zeneli 172 60
9 CF Reza Ghoochannejhad 180 76
10 LF Martin Oedegaard 176 68
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Bram Castro 190 80
2 LB Tim Breukers 178 76
4 CD Robin Propper 190 80
5 RB Bart van Hintum 177 75
34 CD Jeff Hardeveld 184 73
20 CM Peter van Ooijen 186 79
14 CM Joey Pelupessy 172 63
29 CM Reuven Niemeijer 176 70
17 LF Brandley Kuwas 178 65
9 CF Paul Gladon 188 83
7 RF Brahim Darri 180 68