FC Utrecht - Spakenburg
Netherlands Cup - Stadion Galgenwaard
* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
Top Bets and Predictions for Utrecht vs Spakenburg
Utrecht will be coming into this quarterfinal match of the Dutch Cup as a favorite against a lower league side Spakenburg who are looking to create some more history this season.
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- 2 Notes about Utrecht vs Spakenburg prediction
Over 2.5 Goals
Utrecht is going to be the host for this match which should be another situation that is going to make it hard for the visiting team to have a real chance of getting something out of this match. The home team played their league game on Friday which gave them enough time to rest and prepare for this match. This Utrecht vs Spakenburg prediction is based on the fact that Utrecht is one of the best over 2.5 goals teams in the Dutch Top Division, they had 13 ‘over' matches compared to ten in the other direction, and have been doing good work in front of their fans. On the other hand, Spakenburg, who plays in Third Division, is the second-worst over 2.5 goals team in its league going with ten games of more than two goals scored. Both matches these teams played against each other in the past went over the line.
Utrecht to Win-to-Nil
You won't get good odds with a clear-cut win for Utrecht, but going for a home team's win without conceding a goal might satisfy your needs. Utrecht hasn't had the best defensive effort this Eredivisie season which they compensated with a terrific attacking style of football. Spakenburg can score goals even against top-division teams which they proved by beating Groningen in the earlier round, but Utrecht will be a different kind of opponent. Utrecht doesn't concede many goals while playing at home and that will be an advantage for the Eredivisie side. Spakenburg played four out of their last five games in their league with both teams scoring a goal, but that fact shouldn't have much relevance when they are facing a much tougher opponent.
Market Odds and Stats for Utrecht vs Spakenburg prediction
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Here are the bookmakers' choices regarding Utrecht vs Spakenburg odds:
Utrecht odds: 1/5 (1.20) – 83.3%
Draw odds: 7/1 (7.00) – 14.3%
Spakenburg odds: 15/1 (15.00) – 6.7%
A bettor wouldn't expect anything different than Utrecht being made as a huge favorite against third division side, so looking at other betting options is the only way to go if you want to have a chance for decent earnings: Goals are the name of the game in this Utrecht vs Spakenburg match, so going for Over 1.5 Goals in the First Half will bring you odds of 6/5 (2.20) – 45.5%, and choosing Utrecht to Score Over 3.5 Goals gets you odds of 3/1 (3.00) – 33.3%.
Utrecht vs Spakenburg Lineups, Team Information, and Preview
The home team has done well this season to keep its place inside the top seven of Eredivisie which is giving them a decent position to fight for European competitions next season. The Dutch Cup is the other way of getting into Europe, and as a club that has won the competition three times in the past, they have a good chance of repeating that feat, especially with the draw they have. There are a few injury concerns for coach Michael Silberbauer: Django Warmerdam, Can Bozdogan, Amin Younes, and Bas Dost are out for the Cup tie.
Predicted lineup: Barkas, Klaiber, van der Hoorn, Sagnan, van der Maarel, Toornstra, Brouwers, Booth, van de Streek, Boussaid, Douvikas.
This is a club that hasn't won a major competition in over 90 years of history, but they are enjoying themselves this season by competing in the Cup and taking advantage of given opportunities. They are only seventh in their league and are too far from the top points-wise to have any chance of promotion to the Second Division, so focusing on the Utrecht match is everything they are doing right now. Coach Chris de Graaf doesn't have injury issues to deal with.
Predicted lineup: Damen, Green, Werkman, Artien, Verhagen, Koelewijn, Vink, Veenhoven, Admiraal, van der Linden, Dekker.
Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.
Player to Watch: Anastasios Douvikas
We don't have to look further than Anastasios Douvikas to see who should be the key man for this match. The Greek center-forward scored eleven league goals this season with three assists and added one goal in the Dutch Cup competition.
Notes about Utrecht vs Spakenburg prediction
- Where is the match venue? – Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht
- Who is the favorite according to the bookmakers? – Utrecht is the overwhelming favorite
- How many times did they play against each other in the past? – They played two friendly matches, the first one in 2011 ended by a 2-2 scoreline, while the second in 2016 was won by Utrecht 3-0