Possible nail-biting contest in Heracles - FC Twente game

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Competition: Netherlands Eredivisie
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 20:00 (UTC)
Venue: Erve Asito (13500 seats)

There's been ups and downs for these two teams so far this season, occupying positions near the middle of the Eredivisie table so far. Here's the Heracles - FC Twente latest:

Insights:
  • Heracles haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • FC Twente have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

This stadium uses artifical turf, unlike FC Twente's home stadium. The visitors last 18 games on artifical turf have ended in 8 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses.

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Heracles form and stats

5-1-5 (win-draw-lost) are the Eredivisie numbers at home for Heracles so far this season.

R. Vloet was the last player to score a league goal for Heracles and it's becoming a more and more distant memory as Heracles haven't scored in 232 minutes.

In their previous game, the manager F. Wormuth led his Heracles to a defeat in the Eredivisie match away at RKC Waalwijk. The manager is hoping to put things right immediately here at Erve Asito. Ahead of that match, Heracles lost 0-2 at home to Ajax.

This is expected to be a close game, with Heracles perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Heracles as a small favourite), we find four games. Heracles has won one of these, drawn zero and lost three.

The Heracles fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 15 in 11 matches. Heracles have conceded 11 in these home matches.

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FC Twente form and stats

Playing away, FC Twente have won 6 games, drawn 3 and suffered 2 defeats in the Eredivisie this season.

Twente played 2-2 against Feyenoord in their previous match. Preceding that game was the away victory against Vitesse with the score of 2-0.

It looked so good for Twente vs Feyenoord, but the job was not completed and victory was lost as a 2-0 lead was turned into a 2-2 draw.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with FC Twente playing away and similar expectations, we found six relevant matches. Results were one FC Twente win, two draws and three defeats.

The travelling fans enjoy Twente's attacking play in away games, having scored 21 goals in 11 league matches away. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. As opposed to that, Twente have seen the ball go into their own net 13 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

Last ten meetings between the teams: Heracles won three, FC Twente won six and one draw. six games with over 2,5 goals, four matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

FC TwenteD. Pereira da Silva
D. Pereira da Silva
12 goals
HeraclesR. Vloet
R. Vloet
9 goals
FC TwenteQ. Menig
Q. Menig
7 goals

Heracles missing players

FC Twente missing players

Heracles FC Twente
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
23 11 3 Played P 2 11 23
8 5 2 Won W 0 6 9
4 1 0 Drew D 1 3 7
11 5 1 Lost L 1 2 7
24 15 6 Scored S 1 21 37
35 11 3 Conceded C 2 13 30
96% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 50% 91% 91%
74% 73% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 91% 87%
48% 36% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 73% 57%
26% 18% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 27% 35%
13% 9% 33% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 18% 13%
35% 36% 67% BTTS BTTS 50% 64% 61%
30% 36% 33% Clean Sheets C S 50% 27% 22%
39% 27% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 18% 26%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.6 1.5 1.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 1.3 1.3
2 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
10.4 13.9 13 Shots (avg) S ( 8 10.5 11.6
3.3 4.5 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 4.5 4.7
32% 31% 40% Goal Efficiency G E 17% 42% 34%
Key stats in Eredivisie this season:
  • FC Twente have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Heracles haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.

  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 22 18 2 2 72 17 11 9 1 1 35 11 11 9 1 1 37 6 55 56
2 PSV 23 15 5 3 54 25 11 10 0 1 27 7 12 5 5 2 27 18 29 50
3 AZ 23 13 7 3 52 33 11 6 2 3 21 15 12 7 5 0 31 18 19 46
4 Feyenoord 22 12 6 4 44 22 11 6 4 1 23 9 11 6 2 3 21 13 22 42
5 Vitesse 23 13 3 7 35 24 11 8 2 1 17 6 12 5 1 6 18 18 11 42
6 FC Groningen 22 11 5 6 30 24 11 6 3 2 14 8 11 5 2 4 16 16 6 38
7 FC Utrecht 22 8 10 4 36 28 12 5 6 1 21 16 10 3 4 3 15 12 8 34
8 FC Twente 23 9 7 7 37 30 12 3 4 5 16 17 11 6 3 2 21 13 7 34
9 Fortuna Sittard 23 9 4 10 35 41 12 4 2 6 19 23 11 5 2 4 16 18 -6 31
10 SC Heerenveen 23 7 9 7 31 31 11 5 3 3 17 12 12 2 6 4 14 19 0 30
11 Heracles 23 8 4 11 24 35 11 5 1 5 15 11 12 3 3 6 9 24 -11 28
12 Sparta Rotterdam 22 6 5 11 32 38 11 2 3 6 20 23 11 4 2 5 12 15 -6 23
13 PEC Zwolle 23 4 11 8 28 37 11 2 6 3 11 13 12 2 5 5 17 24 -9 23
14 RKC Waalwijk 23 5 7 11 22 35 12 3 4 5 14 17 11 2 3 6 8 18 -13 22
15 VVV-Venlo 22 6 4 12 36 56 11 3 3 5 16 32 11 3 1 7 20 24 -20 22
16 Willem II 22 3 4 15 24 53 11 3 1 7 15 27 11 0 3 8 9 26 -29 13
17 ADO Den Haag 22 2 7 13 19 49 11 0 5 6 11 23 11 2 2 7 8 26 -30 13
18 FC Emmen 23 1 6 16 20 53 12 1 3 8 16 33 11 0 3 8 4 20 -33 9

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.