Can FC Utrecht beat Feyenoord in Stadion Galgenwaard clash?

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Competition: Netherlands Eredivisie
Competition: Sun 11.April
Match begins: 10:15 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Galgenwaard (24500 seats)

This could be an interesting match as FC Utrecht have their presumed home advantage while Feyenoord are ahead 11 points in the Eredivisie table.

Insights:
  • FC Utrecht have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Feyenoord have the most points from losing position (16) in Eredivisie

FC Utrecht and Feyenoord should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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FC Utrecht form and stats

FC Utrecht have played 14 Eredivisie games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 5-6-3 (wins-draws-losses). We have seen two home losses in a row now for FC Utrecht, who are hoping that the phrase “third time lucky” applies to them.

Happy days for Utrecht in their previous game, a Eredivisie match away at ADO Den Haag (placed 18th) that ended with a 3-0 victory. In the preceding match a 1-0 victory visiting Fortuna Sittard.

Utrecht decided the match against ADO Den Haag in the first half, and held firmly on to their lead (3-0) without using too much effort. The team showed great control while saving some energy.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Utrecht have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found two matches with the results: Won one, drawn zero and lost one.

The Utrecht fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 22 goals in 14 league matches. Utrecht's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 20 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Feyenoord form and stats

Playing away, Feyenoord have won 6 games, drawn 4 and suffered 4 defeats in the Eredivisie this season.

Impressive finishing from Steven Berghuis and Bryan Linssen secured the home win 2-0 against Fortuna Sittard in their previous game. A 1-1 draw was the result before that, hosting FC Emmen.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Feyenoord playing away and similar expectations, we found three relevant matches. Results were one Feyenoord win, one draw and one defeat.

Feyenoord are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 24 times in 14 away games so far. 18 goals have been conceded by Feyenoord in these games.

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result Feyenoord - Utrecht 1-1 entered in the official records. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): FC Utrecht one win, four draws and Feyenoord five victories. As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

FeyenoordS. Berghuis
S. Berghuis
16 goals
FC UtrechtS. van de Streek
S. van de Streek
8 goals
FeyenoordB. Linssen
B. Linssen
8 goals

FC Utrecht missing players

Feyenoord missing players

FC Utrecht Feyenoord
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
27 14 4 Played P 4 14 28
11 5 0 Won W 2 6 14
10 6 2 Drew D 1 4 9
6 3 2 Lost L 1 4 5
43 22 5 Scored S 7 24 56
33 20 10 Conceded C 6 18 28
96% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 93% 93%
78% 86% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 79% 82%
52% 57% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 75% 57% 50%
33% 43% 75% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 43% 39%
15% 7% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 21% 25%
63% 71% 75% BTTS BTTS 50% 50% 50%
26% 14% 0% Clean Sheets C S 25% 29% 39%
15% 14% 25% Failed to Score F T 25% 29% 18%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.3 1.7 2.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.8 1.2 1.1
1 1 0 Red cards R C 1 1 1
 
14.6 15.9 9.8 Shots (avg) S ( 14 15.6 16.4
5.3 5.3 3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.5 4.6 5.4
30% 30% 42% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 38% 37%
Key stats in Eredivisie this season:
  • FC Utrecht have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • FC Utrecht haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Feyenoord have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Feyenoord have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (12) in Eredivisie
  • Feyenoord have the most points from losing position (16) in Eredivisie

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Ajax 26 21 3 2 83 19 13 11 1 1 43 12 13 10 2 1 40 7 64 66
2 AZ Alkmaar 28 17 7 4 64 38 14 9 2 3 31 18 14 8 5 1 33 20 26 58
3 PSV 27 16 7 4 59 30 13 10 2 1 29 9 14 6 5 3 30 21 29 55
4 Vitesse 28 17 4 7 46 28 14 10 3 1 23 8 14 7 1 6 23 20 18 55
5 Feyenoord 28 14 9 5 56 28 14 8 5 1 32 10 14 6 4 4 24 18 28 51
6 FC Groningen 28 13 7 8 35 31 14 7 5 2 16 9 14 6 2 6 19 22 4 46
7 FC Utrecht 26 10 10 6 40 33 14 5 6 3 22 20 12 5 4 3 18 13 7 40
8 FC Twente 28 9 10 9 42 39 14 3 5 6 18 20 14 6 5 3 24 19 3 37
9 Heracles 27 10 6 11 31 40 14 6 3 5 20 15 13 4 3 6 11 25 -9 36
10 SC Heerenveen 27 8 10 9 36 38 13 6 4 3 20 12 14 2 6 6 16 26 -2 34
11 Sparta Rotterdam 28 9 7 12 40 44 14 4 3 7 25 27 14 5 4 5 15 17 -4 34
12 Fortuna Sittard 28 10 4 14 39 49 14 4 2 8 20 27 14 6 2 6 19 22 -10 34
13 PEC Zwolle 28 6 11 11 37 46 14 4 6 4 17 17 14 2 5 7 20 29 -9 29
14 RKC Waalwijk 27 6 8 13 26 40 14 4 4 6 18 20 13 2 4 7 8 20 -14 26
15 Willem II 28 5 7 16 31 57 14 4 2 8 19 30 14 1 5 8 12 27 -26 22
16 VVV-Venlo 28 6 4 18 39 73 14 3 3 8 17 37 14 3 1 10 22 36 -34 22
17 FC Emmen 27 2 9 16 24 56 13 1 4 8 17 34 14 1 5 8 7 22 -32 15
18 ADO Den Haag 27 2 9 16 21 60 13 0 6 7 12 25 14 2 3 9 9 35 -39 15

Read more about Eredivisie

The Eredivisie is the highest level of professional football in the Netherlands. 18 teams play two fixtures against each other to form the final league table and decide which team wins the Dutch national championship. The phrase Eredivisie translates to “Honour Division”. The “big three” in Dutch football are Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord.