Utrecht vs Heerenveen Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 04/02/2023

FC Utrecht
04/02/23 - 19:00

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Heerenveen

FC Utrecht - Heerenveen

Netherlands Eredivisie - Stadion Galgenwaard

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Utrecht vs Heerenveen Top Predictions and Bets

After an incredible game against Alkmaar over the weekend, Utrecht is at home facing a team that is directly threatening their placement in one of Europe's competitions for next season.

Under 2.5 Goals

We are going to put that insane 5-5 draw with Alkmaar aside, and come back to earth for this matchup. Utrecht doesn't score a lot of goals, or rather they are an average-scoring team comparing themselves to the best teams in the Eredivisie. Heerenveen, on the other side of things, is one of the lowest-scoring teams in the league, even though they had some games recently with the above average number of goals. However, they are still at the very top of teams with under 2.5 goals record standing at ten matches. Utrecht had eight of those games including three in their past five league outings. Comparing their h2h record, we can see that they had three ‘over' games in their last five matches.

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Utrecht to Win

Heerenveen suffered three losses in their last four matches which clearly shows that their form is not at a high standard currently. Utrecht is unbeaten in four out of their last five games while playing against some of the best teams in the country Feyenoord, Twente, and AZ Alkmaar. The most fascinating stat regarding this matchup is when they are playing against one another, Utrecht suffered only one loss in their last ten games.

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Stats and Current Market Odds for the Eredivisie clash between Utrecht and Heerenveen

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

29/10/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

1

2

08/07/22

Europe Friendlies Europe

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

0

1

27/02/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

1

2

23/10/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

2

1

08/05/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

0

0

Last Five - FC Utrecht

23/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heracles

Heracles

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

0

1

W

18/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Twente

FC Twente

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

0

1

W

11/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Fortuna Sittard

Fortuna Sittard

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

0

4

W

04/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Volendam

FC Volendam

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

2

4

W

27/01/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Excelsior

Excelsior

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

1

1

D

Last Five - Heerenveen

25/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Volendam

FC Volendam

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

0

4

W

17/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Go Ahead Eagles

Go Ahead Eagles

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

2

0

L

11/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Ajax

Ajax

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

2

3

W

03/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Fortuna Sittard

Fortuna Sittard

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

3

3

D

28/01/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

AZ

AZ

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

2

2

D

We are taking a look at how the bookmakers are predicting the outcome of the upcoming match:

Utrecht odds: 5/6 1.83) – 54.5%

Draw odds: 13/5 (3.50) – 28.6%

Heerenveen odds: 10/3 (4.33) – 23.1%

Utrecht's recent run of good form gives them an advantage according to the bookmakers' predictions, but there is more than meets the eye in this match so you might want to check what other options are available: Anastasios Douvikas scoring Anytime gives you odds at 3/1 (3.00) – 33.3%, while Multi Score option of 1:0, 2:0, or 3:0 is priced at 11/5 (3.20) – 31.3%.

Team News, Predicted Lineups, and Preview

Utrecht

The only thing that is missing from Utrecht's season is one of the most important ones, balancing the odds between scoring and conceding goals. There is not much of a difference when we look at their 32-31 goalscoring record. When it comes to that kind of stat, Utrecht has just lost one of its best players and scorers Bas Dost who will be sidelined throughout February because of a foot injury. He has scored six goals in 16 matches this season. Ramon Hendriks is also injured while Django Warmerdam, Bart Ramselaar, and Tommy St. Jago are doubtful to play.

Predicted lineup: Berkas, Klaiber, Viergever, Toornstra, van der Hoorn, Sagnan, Booth, Bozdogan, Douvikas, van de Streek, Boussaid.

Heerenveen

The visiting team is the only club in the top ten of Eredivisie with a negative goal difference standing at 20-21. Since the season was restarted at the beginning of January they have won only one game while losing three which meant that they dropped out of the top seven positions. That fact puts them out of European competition's positions for next season. Andries Noppert and Sven van Beek are players missing the trip to Utrecht through injuries.

Predicted lineup: Mous, van Aken, Bochniewicz, Haye, Tahiri, Kohlert, van Amersfoort, Olsson, van Ewijk, van Hooijdonk, Sarr.

Starting lineups

Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht
4-2-3-1
1
Vasilis Barkas
gr
17
Sean Klaiber
sr
33
Mike Van Der Hoorn
nl
27
Modibo Sagnan
fr
24
Nick Viergever
nl
6
Can Bozdogan
de
18
Jens Toornstra
nl
10
Taylor Booth
us
22
Sander Van de Streek
nl
26
Othman Boussaid
be
9
Anastasios Douvikas
gr
Substitutes
8
Luuk Brouwers
nl
2
Mark Van der Maarel
nl
7
Victor Jensen
dk
31
Thijmen Nijhuis
nl
19
Anthony Descotte
be
5
Hidde Ter Avest
nl
30
Naoki Maeda
jp
25
Ruben Kluivert
nl
16
Fabian De Keijzer
nl
37
Derensili Sanches Fernandes
nl
11
Amin Younes
de

Heerenveen

Heerenveen
4-3-3
1
Xavier Mous
nl
27
Milan Van Ewijk
nl
25
Jeffrey Bruma
nl
5
Pawel Bochniewicz
pl
7
Mats Kohlert
de
33
Thom Haye
nl
19
Simon Olsson
se
26
Anas Tahiri
be
11
Pelle van Amersfoort
nl
17
Sydney Van Hooijdonk
nl
29
Antoine Colassin
be
Substitutes
8
Alex Timossi Andersson
se
3
Joost Van Aken
nl
22
Rami Hajal
se
20
Osame Sahraoui
no
15
Ali Hussein
se
6
Syb Van Ottele
nl
10
Tibor Halilovic
hr
13
Rami Kaib
tn
24
Che Nunnely
nl
23
Jan Bekkema
nl
41
Jesper van der Mark
nl

Player to Watch: Amin Sarr

The young Swedish center-forward was in a bidding match throughout the January transfer window when Lyon allegedly made an offer but eventually, the deal didn't go through which is a lucky circumstance for Heerenveen. Sarr has scored five goals this season which is the second-best mark on the team, but he is also the top creator of goals with five assists on the record.

Netherlands Eredivisie

Notes about Utrecht vs Heerenveen

  • When is the kick-off? – 19:00 BST, 20:00 CET
  • Who is the favorite according to the bookmakers? – Utrecht is considered the favorite
  • What was the score the last time they met? – Utrecht won 2-1

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