Utrecht vs Go Ahead Eagles prediction, odds & betting tips – 26/05/2024

Utrecht will host Go Ahead Eagles in the Eredivisie playoffs for the Europa Conference League on Sunday, 26 May.

Will Utrecht be able to take the home-court advantage or will Go Ahead Eagles cause an upset? Read our Utrecht vs Go Ahead Eagles prediction and preview to find that out.

Utrecht vs Go Ahead Eagles prediction
Utrecht and Go Ahead Eagles to decide who goes to UECL next season – Photo by Icon Sport

Utrecht vs Go Ahead Eagles prediction: Utrecht to secure Europe

While Go Ahead Eagles have impressed by eliminating NEC in the semi-finals of Europa Conference League playoffs, we don't see them upsetting Utrecht as well, though we expect an exciting duel with at least three goals.

Key Stats

  • Utrecht have beaten Go Ahead Eagles three times in their last five duels.
  • Before their win over NEC in the semi-finals, Go Ahead Eagles had just one win in the final seven rounds of the Eredivisie.
  • Four of the last five H2H meetings between these two teams have gone over 2.5 total goals.
  • Both teams have averaged more than 2.50 total goals per game in the league this season.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Utrecht favoured to win

  • HOME: 4/5 (1.80) – 55.60%
  • DRAW: 14/5 (3.80) – 26.30%
  • AWAY: 3/1 (4.00) – 20.00%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

It's clear from these Utrecht vs Go Ahead Eagles odds that the hosts are the expected winners, which is not a surprise since Utrecht have finished the regular season ahead of Go Ahead Eagles by four points.

On top of that, they were in much better form in the past month and more. Finally, Utrecht have done very well at home in the Eredivisie this season, with only four losses in 17 games (18 if we count the playoffs semi-final).

In any case, if you're looking for more predictions and tips, check out our latest betting tips for today.

Last five H2Hs: Utrecht the better team recently

With three wins over Go Ahead Eagles in their last five meetings, Utrecht have done better in this matchup lately. Meanwhile, Utrecht also have the advantage in the overall H2H record: 34-15-25.

Utrecht preview: One step left until Europe

While Utrecht have conceded first in their semi-final duel against Sparta Rotterdam, they've managed to turn things around and secure their place in the final. Now they will host Go Ahead Eagles and a win would take them to the Europa Conference League. Utrecht are on a good run currently, with five wins in their last eight games.

When it comes to team news, Jeppe Okkels, Anthony Descotte, Tim Handwerker, and Kevin Gadellaa are out with injuries.

Predicted LineupBarkas – Ter Avest, Van der Maarel, Viergever, El Karouani – Flamingo, Fraulo – Booth, Jensen, Lidberg – Lammers

Netherlands Eredivisie 26/05/24

D

Go Ahead Eagles

Go Ahead Eagles

1

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

1

Netherlands Eredivisie 23/05/24

W

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

1

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

3

Netherlands Eredivisie 19/05/24

D

AZ

AZ

3

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

3

Netherlands Eredivisie 12/05/24

L

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

1

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

0

Netherlands Eredivisie 05/05/24

W

Vitesse

Vitesse

0

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

1

Go Ahead Eagles preview: Hoping for another surprise

Not many people saw Go Ahead Eagles beating NEC away from home in the Conference League playoffs, but that's exactly what happened. Furthermore, Go Ahead Eagles showed a lot of grit to win that game after being down at half time.

Meanwhile, Willum Thor Willumsson is out with an injury, while Oliver Valaker Edvardsen is listed as questionable.

Predicted Lineup: De Lange – Deijl, Nauber, Kramer, Kuipers – Rommens, Linthorst – V. Edvardsen, Tengstedt, Breum – Stokkers

Netherlands Eredivisie 26/05/24

D

FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

1

Go Ahead Eagles

Go Ahead Eagles

1

Netherlands Eredivisie 23/05/24

W

NEC

NEC

1

Go Ahead Eagles

Go Ahead Eagles

2

Netherlands Eredivisie 19/05/24

W

FC Volendam

FC Volendam

1

Go Ahead Eagles

Go Ahead Eagles

2

Netherlands Eredivisie 12/05/24

L

AZ

AZ

3

Go Ahead Eagles

Go Ahead Eagles

0

Netherlands Eredivisie 03/05/24

D

Fortuna Sittard

Fortuna Sittard

0

Go Ahead Eagles

Go Ahead Eagles

0

Player to watch: Sam Lammers

With 10 goals and three assists in the league this season, Sam Lammers has been one of Utrecht's key contributors on the offensive end and he proved that once again by scoring in the playoff semi-final against Sparta Rotterdam.

Sam Lammers
Can Lammers propel Utrecht into the Conference League? – Photo by Icon Sport

Will Lammers score against Go Ahead Eagles again?

With two goals in three duels against Go Ahead Eagles so far, the Dutch forward certainly enjoys meeting this team. Will that be the case on Sunday too?


Vladimir’s dreams of becoming a professional basketball player ended a long time ago, but his other dream of becoming a writer came true as he combined his love of writing and sports to become a professional content writer who covers multiple sports, including football, basketball, and tennis.