PEC Zwolle - SC Heerenveen: Small difference between teams in Eredivisie clash

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Competition: Netherlands Eredivisie
Competition: Fri 26.February
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 SC Heerenveen will be hopeful to defend their higher league position in this one.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

PEC Zwolle's stadium, MAC³PARK Stadion, has a artifical turf surface. SC Heerenveen have grass on their own stadium. This might or might not make a difference, and to help evaluate that we give you the recent performance numbers for SC Heerenveen when playing on artifical turf; 7 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss from twelve matches. They have scored 28 goals in these games and conceded 11.

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PEC Zwolle form and stats

2 victories, 6 draws and 3 defeats. That’s what PEC Zwolle have to build on here at MAC³PARK Stadion in the Eredivisie. Their last two home games have resulted in two points, meaning they were both draws.

In their previous game, the manager J. Stegeman led his Zwolle to a defeat in the Eredivisie match away at FC Emmen. The manager is hoping to put things right immediately here at MAC³PARK Stadion. Prior to that, an away loss at FC Groningen.

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 Zwolle have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found six matches with the results: Won three, drawn two and lost one.

Zwolle are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 11 goals in 11 games. 13 goals have been conceded.

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SC Heerenveen form and stats

SC Heerenveen have only collected 12 points from their away games in the Eredivisie, after 2-6-4 (12 played).

Heerenveen played 1-1 against FC Groningen in their previous match. Prior to that match, a home win 4-3 against Feyenoord in the KNVB Beker.

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

Heerenveen have scored 14 goals on their travels this season, from 12 away games in the league. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. Heerenveen have conceded 19 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

PEC Zwolle-SC Heerenveen H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Zwolle five wins, SC Heerenveen four wins, one draw. four of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

SC HeerenveenH. Veerman
H. Veerman
12 goals
PEC ZwolleR. Ghoochannejhad Nournia
R. Ghoochannejhad Nournia
6 goals
SC HeerenveenJ. Veerman
J. Veerman
5 goals

PEC Zwolle missing players

SC Heerenveen missing players

PEC Zwolle SC Heerenveen
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
23 11 4 Played P 3 12 23
4 2 1 Won W 0 2 7
11 6 2 Drew D 3 6 9
8 3 1 Lost L 0 4 7
28 11 7 Scored S 3 14 31
37 13 5 Conceded C 3 19 31
91% 82% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 92% 96%
83% 82% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 83% 83%
48% 36% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 42% 48%
39% 18% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 33% 30%
13% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 17% 9%
57% 45% 50% BTTS BTTS 100% 75% 61%
17% 27% 25% Clean Sheets C S 0% 8% 26%
35% 45% 25% Failed to Score F T 0% 25% 17%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.3 1.5 1.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.3 1.5 1.2
5 1 0 Red cards R C 1 2 3
 
13.3 13.8 12.2 Shots (avg) S ( 16.7 10.8 11.3
4.2 4.5 4.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5.7 4.2 4.3
29% 22% 37% Goal Efficiency G E 18% 28% 32%

  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.