Open game expected at MAC³PARK Stadion: PEC Zwolle vs FC Twente preview

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Competition: Netherlands Eredivisie
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: MAC³PARK Stadion (12500 seats)

Season ticket holders at MAC³PARK Stadion haven’t seen too many victories this season, with PEC Zwolle languishing in the 13th position so far. The guesting FC Twente will be hopeful to defend their higher league position in this one.

Insights:
  • FC Twente have the fewest points from losing position (2) in Eredivisie

This should be an interesting game with lots of spark and energy as both teams are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Game on!

One slightly interesting match fact is that this game is played on artifical turf and that the visiting FC Twente have a different surface at their stadium (grass). The impact of this is hard to measure exactly, but the visitors stats on artifical turf is 8-4-6 (win-draw-loss) from 18 matches.

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PEC Zwolle form and stats

Overall Eredivisie stats at home this season for PEC Zwolle are 4-6-4 (wins-draw-losses).

Zwolle lost their last game at Sparta Rotterdam (placed 11th) after a 2-3 scoreline. Ahead of that match, Zwolle won a home game hosting VVV-Venlo (2-1).

The defeat against Sparta Rotterdam was especially painful as the deciding goal against was scored three minutes into stoppage time (by L. Thy).

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

The Zwolle fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 17 in 14 matches. On the other hand, PEC Zwolle have conceded 17 goals.

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FC Twente form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their Eredivisie travels is 6 wins, 5 draws and 3 defeats.

This game can not go any worse than the last one, a Eredivisie home defeat versus Vitesse with 1-2 on the scoreboard. A 0-0 draw at SC Heerenveen's stadium before that.

Twente were so close to getting something from the game against Vitesse, but ended up with egg all over their face after conceding the deciding goal five minutes into overtime.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found seven similar matches played by FC Twente in our archives, and the results are: one win for Twente, three draws and three defeats.

Twente has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 24 goals from 14 games. FC Twente have conceded 19 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

Zwolle and FC Twente have met before this season: FC Twente - PEC Zwolle 5-1. Zwolle-FC Twente H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: PEC Zwolle two wins, FC Twente six wins, two draws. six of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

FC TwenteD. Pereira da Silva
D. Pereira da Silva
14 goals
FC TwenteQ. Menig
Q. Menig
8 goals
PEC ZwolleR. Ghoochannejhad Nournia
R. Ghoochannejhad Nournia
6 goals

PEC Zwolle missing players

FC Twente missing players

PEC Zwolle FC Twente
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
28 14 5 Played P 4 14 28
6 4 2 Won W 4 6 9
11 6 2 Drew D 0 5 10
11 4 1 Lost L 0 3 9
37 17 11 Scored S 13 24 42
46 17 6 Conceded C 4 19 39
93% 86% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 86% 89%
86% 86% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 86% 86%
54% 43% 60% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 71% 57%
39% 21% 60% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 36% 36%
18% 7% 20% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 21% 14%
61% 50% 60% BTTS BTTS 75% 64% 64%
14% 21% 20% Clean Sheets C S 25% 29% 21%
32% 43% 20% Failed to Score F T 0% 21% 25%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.2 1.4 1.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.2 1.2 1.4
5 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
13.2 13.7 13.8 Shots (avg) S ( 14.2 10.6 11.1
4.2 4.5 5.6 Shots on Target (avg) S O 6.5 4.1 4.4
31% 27% 39% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 41% 34%
Key stats in Eredivisie this season:
  • FC Twente have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • FC Twente have the fewest points from losing position (2) 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 27 22 3 2 85 20 13 11 1 1 43 12 14 11 2 1 42 8 65 69
2 PSV 28 17 7 4 62 30 14 11 2 1 32 9 14 6 5 3 30 21 32 58
3 AZ Alkmaar 28 17 7 4 64 38 14 9 2 3 31 18 14 8 5 1 33 20 26 58
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 27 11 10 6 44 34 14 5 6 3 22 20 13 6 4 3 22 14 10 43
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 28 10 6 12 31 43 14 6 3 5 20 15 14 4 3 7 11 28 -12 36
10 SC Heerenveen 28 8 10 10 37 40 14 6 4 4 21 14 14 2 6 6 16 26 -3 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 28 6 8 14 27 43 14 4 4 6 18 20 14 2 4 8 9 23 -16 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 28 3 9 16 27 57 14 2 4 8 20 35 14 1 5 8 7 22 -30 18
18 ADO Den Haag 28 2 9 17 22 64 14 0 6 8 13 29 14 2 3 9 9 35 -42 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.