Feyenoord vs RKC prediction, odds & betting tips 18/02/2024

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Feyenoord - RKC

Netherlands Eredivisie - De Kuip

Feyenoord came from behind to defeat RKC Waalwijk in the reverse fixture
Feyenoord came from behind to defeat RKC Waalwijk in the reverse fixture (Photo by ProShots/Icon Sport)

RKC will feel as though they are due some justice given how the reverse fixture played out. The then-home side missed a penalty and also had a player sent off as they squandered a 1-0 lead as Feyenoord scored either side of half-time.

Feyenoord vs RKC: Home side searching for routine three points

TEAM A vs TEAM B predictions
Our pick

⚽ Correct score prediction

3-0 to Feyenoord

⚽ Anytime goalscorer prediction

Santiago Gimenez

⚽ Total goals prediction

Over 2.5

These two sides are having very different seasons in the Eredivisie. Feyenoord have won 15 league games, while RKC Waalwijk have already tasted defeat on 13 separate occasions, so the home side will be more than confident of picking up all three points.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Feyenoord regarded as overwhelming favourites

  • Home: 1/9 (1.11) – 90%
  • Draw: 8/1 (9.0) – 11.1%
  • Away: 22/2 (23.0) – 4.3%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

As well as being the bigger club on and off the pitch, Feyenoord have a clear edge in recent times over Waalwijk. The home side have won four and drawn one of the last five meetings between these, which included a 5-1 victory the last time Waalwijk travelled to Rotterdam.

Europe Friendlies 13/07/24

W

Genk

Genk

1

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

3

Europe Friendlies 06/07/24

W

FC Dordrecht

FC Dordrecht

0

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

4

Netherlands Eredivisie 19/05/24

W

Excelsior

Excelsior

0

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

4

Netherlands Eredivisie 12/05/24

W

NEC

NEC

2

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

3

Netherlands Eredivisie 05/05/24

W

PEC Zwolle

PEC Zwolle

0

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

5

Last five H2Hs: RKC have been embarrassed in recent history

Netherlands Eredivisie 04/11/23

RKC

RKC

1
Feyenoord

Feyenoord

2

Netherlands Eredivisie 09/04/23

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

5
RKC

RKC

1

Netherlands Eredivisie 21/08/22

RKC

RKC

0
Feyenoord

Feyenoord

1

Europe Friendlies 23/03/22

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

3
RKC

RKC

3

Netherlands Eredivisie 13/02/22

RKC

RKC

0
Feyenoord

Feyenoord

2

Out of the last five games, four have been competitive matches, and the one which ended in a draw was a friendly encounter. When there has been something serious on the line, RKC Waalwijk have failed to lay a glove on Feyenoord, apart from the last game earlier this season, but even then, they shot themselves in the foot and lost 2-1.

Team news and form guide

Feyenoord: Must-win game with one victory in last three home matches

Feyenoord have drawn two of their last five league games and ultimately ended their very slim title hopes, which could see them rotate and keep players fresh for the Europa League returning.

Predicted lineup: Wellenreuther – Hartman, Hancko, Beelen, Read – Zerrouki, Wieffer, Stengs – Ivanusec, Gimenez, Lingr

Europe Friendlies 13/07/24

W

Genk

Genk

1

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

3

Europe Friendlies 06/07/24

W

FC Dordrecht

FC Dordrecht

0

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

4

Netherlands Eredivisie 19/05/24

W

Excelsior

Excelsior

0

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

4

Netherlands Eredivisie 12/05/24

W

NEC

NEC

2

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

3

Netherlands Eredivisie 05/05/24

W

PEC Zwolle

PEC Zwolle

0

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

5

RKC: Relegation contenders looking for back-to-back wins

RKC Waalwijk pulled off a major upset last weekend when they defeated European hopefuls NEC Nijmegen. Before that game, however, it was a run of eight matches without a victory.

Predicted lineup: Vaessen – Meijers, Van den Buijs, Adewoye, Lelieveld – Felida, Oukili, Niemeijer – Lokesa, Min, Cleonise

Europe Friendlies 13/07/24

L

OH Leuven

OH Leuven

4

RKC

RKC

2

Europe Friendlies 06/07/24

L

FC Den Bosch

FC Den Bosch

3

RKC

RKC

2

Netherlands Eredivisie 19/05/24

L

PSV

PSV

3

RKC

RKC

1

Netherlands Eredivisie 12/05/24

D

PEC Zwolle

PEC Zwolle

1

RKC

RKC

1

Netherlands Eredivisie 05/05/24

W

Heracles

Heracles

0

RKC

RKC

5

Our free expert picks: 3-0 to Feyenoord with Santiago Gimenez scoring anytime

If the obvious outright favourite winning outright isn't tempting you, then be sure to check out all the other free betting tips we have to offer.

While Feyenoord are the clear favourites, there are other markets which could prove to be good value. For example, Feyenoord to win to nil can be found with odds of around 3/4 (1.75) and a teasing probability figure of 57.1%.

Elsewhere, you may believe Santiago Gimenez marks his return from injury with a bang and outscores RKC Waalwijk, which would land you odds of 19/20 (1.95 – 51.3%) especially as he will want to make up for blanking in the reverse fixture.

Hot tip – Over 2.5 goals

  • There were over 2.5 goals in the reverse fixture
  • Seven of Feyenoord's 11 home league games have seen over 2.5 goals scored

Other tips

Feyenoord 3-0 RKC

  • Feyenoord have scored at least three goals in five of their home Eredivisie clashes
  • RKC Waalwijk have conceded at least three times on four separate occasions away from home

Santiago Gimenez to score anytime

  • Gimenez is the league's second-top scorer
  • The Mexican striker has two goal involvements in his two starts against RKC Waalwijk
Calvin Stengs has 19 goal involvements this season
Calvin Stengs has recorded 19 goal involvements across all competitions – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Calvin Stengs

The Dutch international has stepped up this season and become an integral part of the Feyenoord side. In his first season with the Dutch giants, Stengs has already proved to be a massive hit having not gone more than three league games in a row without being involved in a goal.

A goal and an assist incoming?

Stengs has been a very reliable attacking outlet for Feyenoord this season when it comes to both goals and assists. In fact, on four separate occasions, the attacking midfielder has popped up with both a strike and an assist in the same match across all competitions.


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