SC Heerenveen supporters expect points in home game versus RKC Waalwijk

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Competition: Netherlands Eredivisie
Competition: Thu 14.January
Match begins: 17:45 (UTC)
Venue: Abe Lenstra Stadion (26100 seats)

The home fans are expecting three points in this fixture, as the home advantage should be put to good use versus a struggling visitor. SC Heerenveen are in the 8th position while the guesting RKC Waalwijk worry at 14th.

Insights:
  • SC Heerenveen have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • RKC Waalwijk has the fewest scored goals (13) in Eredivisie

Heerenveen have less rest than RKC Waalwijk in this fixture, as the hosts were involved in a Eredivisie game only four days ago. Thankfully the previous game, versus Fortuna Sittard, was also a home game here at Abe Lenstra Stadion. The away team is better rested.

One slightly interesting match fact is that this game is played on grass and that the visiting RKC Waalwijk have a different surface at their stadium (artifical turf). The impact of this is hard to measure exactly, but the visitors stats on grass is 6-1-19 (win-draw-loss) from 26 matches.

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SC Heerenveen form and stats

SC Heerenveen have collected 10 points from their Eredivisie home games so far after 3-1-3. With three straight defeats the pressure is piling up on Heerenveen to get some points in this home game. We have seen two home losses in a row now for SC Heerenveen, who are hoping that the phrase “third time lucky” applies to them.

Heerenveen's previous game was also a home match, the defeat 1-3 versus Fortuna Sittard (placed 12th). Prior to that was the away defeat visiting Feyenoord (0-3).

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for SC Heerenveen as they are travelling to their away game against VVV-Venlo in the Eredivisie. That match is three days after this one.

Heerenveen have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Abe Lenstra Stadion with 11 goals in 7 league matches. 10 goals have been conceded.

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RKC Waalwijk form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for RKC Waalwijk, who have the fewest scored goals (13) in Eredivisie, so far with only 6 points returning home. The records show 2-0-5 (win-draw-lose). With the RKC Waalwijk losing streak of four defeats in a row, regardless of arena, optimism is low and sinking. RKC Waalwijk has lost their two previous away games and are eager to kill a negative trend in its infancy.

This game can not go any worse than the last one, a Eredivisie home defeat versus ADO Den Haag with 0-1 on the scoreboard. A 1-2 defeat away at Fortuna Sittard before that.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Willem II in just three days.

The visitors have scored 5 goals from 7 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. RKC Waalwijk have conceded 13 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

The two sides played each other earlier this season: RKC Waalwijk - Heerenveen 1-1. Heerenveen-RKC Waalwijk H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: SC Heerenveen seven wins, RKC Waalwijk one win, two draws. five of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

HeerenveenH. Veerman
H. Veerman
10 goals
RKC WaalwijkF. Stokkers
F. Stokkers
5 goals
SC HeerenveenJ. Veerman
J. Veerman
4 goals

SC Heerenveen missing players

RKC Waalwijk missing players

SC Heerenveen RKC Waalwijk
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
15 7 4 Played P 3 7 15
5 3 3 Won W 0 2 3
5 1 0 Drew D 0 0 3
5 3 1 Lost L 3 5 9
23 11 8 Scored S 2 5 13
24 10 2 Conceded C 7 13 27
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
93% 86% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 86% 80%
60% 71% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 57% 47%
40% 43% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 14% 27%
13% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 13%
67% 43% 25% BTTS BTTS 67% 29% 47%
20% 43% 75% Clean Sheets C S 0% 29% 13%
13% 14% 0% Failed to Score F T 33% 43% 40%
 
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 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 0.9 1.1
3 1 1 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
12.1 12.4 14.5 Shots (avg) S ( 10.7 7.9 11.3
4.5 4.4 5.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.3 3.1 4.1
34% 35% 36% Goal Efficiency G E 20% 23% 21%
Key stats in Eredivisie this season:
  • RKC Waalwijk has the fewest matches over the total-line (4) in Eredivisie
  • RKC Waalwijk has the fewest scored goals (13) in Eredivisie
  • RKC Waalwijk has the most matches under the total-line (10) in Eredivisie
  • RKC Waalwijk have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • RKC Waalwijk have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • RKC Waalwijk haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • SC Heerenveen have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • SC Heerenveen have scored at least twice as many goals at home as RKC Waalwijk have scored away.
  • SC Heerenveen haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  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 15 11 2 2 54 12 8 6 1 1 27 8 7 5 1 1 27 4 42 35
2 PSV 15 10 4 1 35 13 7 7 0 0 18 3 8 3 4 1 17 10 22 34
3 Feyenoord 15 9 5 1 31 12 7 3 4 0 12 5 8 6 1 1 19 7 19 32
4 Vitesse 15 10 2 3 26 12 7 6 1 0 14 3 8 4 1 3 12 9 14 32
5 AZ Alkmaar 15 7 7 1 36 23 7 4 2 1 16 9 8 3 5 0 20 14 13 28
6 FC Twente 15 8 3 4 30 19 8 3 2 3 13 11 7 5 1 1 17 8 11 27
7 FC Groningen 15 8 3 4 20 17 8 4 2 2 8 6 7 4 1 2 12 11 3 27
8 SC Heerenveen 15 5 5 5 23 24 7 3 1 3 11 10 8 2 4 2 12 14 -1 20
9 Sparta Rotterdam 15 5 3 7 24 25 8 2 2 4 16 16 7 3 1 3 8 9 -1 18
10 FC Utrecht 15 3 9 3 20 23 8 2 5 1 12 12 7 1 4 2 8 11 -3 18
11 PEC Zwolle 15 3 8 4 17 23 8 2 4 2 8 8 7 1 4 2 9 15 -6 17
12 Fortuna Sittard 15 4 4 7 23 33 7 2 2 3 13 17 8 2 2 4 10 16 -10 16
13 Heracles 15 4 3 8 15 26 7 2 1 4 9 9 8 2 2 4 6 17 -11 15
14 RKC Waalwijk 15 3 3 9 13 27 8 1 3 4 8 14 7 2 0 5 5 13 -14 12
15 VVV-Venlo 15 3 3 9 22 43 8 2 2 4 10 26 7 1 1 5 12 17 -21 12
16 ADO Den Haag 15 2 4 9 14 35 7 0 2 5 7 16 8 2 2 4 7 19 -21 10
17 Willem II 15 2 3 10 17 32 7 2 1 4 10 15 8 0 2 6 7 17 -15 9
18 FC Emmen 15 0 5 10 16 37 8 0 3 5 12 24 7 0 2 5 4 13 -21 5

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.