VVV-Venlo vs FC Utrecht: Match guide and preview

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Competition: Netherlands Eredivisie
Competition: Fri 18.September
Match begins: 18:00 (UTC)
Venue: Covebo Stadion - De Koel (8000 seats)

VVV-Venlo battle against FC Utrecht for glory and sporting success.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

It should be mentioned that FC Utrecht play their home matches on grass, so they have to adjust for this one as it's played on artifical turf. Does it matter? Recent statistics for FC Utrecht on artifical turf are 4 victories, 3 draws and 3 defeats from ten games. In these matches they have a goal statistics scored/conceded: 25-24. You can compare this with overall results below.

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VVV-Venlo form and stats

Last season, VVV-Venlo's league statistics were 8 wins, 4 draws and 14 losses, resulting in a 13th position in the Eredivisie. Over these 26 matches they scored 24 goals and conceded 51. Playing at home last season VVV-Venlo managed 5-3-5 (win-draw-lost) with 14 goals and 21 conceded.

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FC Utrecht form and stats

Let's have a look at how FC Utrecht performed last season in the Eredivisie: They landed a 6th position in the league table after playing out 12 victories, 5 draws and 8 defeats. In total they scored 50 and conceded 34 goals in these matches. The numbers for away games only are: Won 4 - drew 5 and lost 4 with 20/22 goals scored/conceded.

Head 2 Head

As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's two VVV-Venlo victories, two draws and six FC Utrecht wins. Over/under statistics; six of these games ended with three goals or more, four matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

VVV-VenloG. Giakoumakis
G. Giakoumakis
3 goals
VVV-VenloT. Pachonik
T. Pachonik
1 goals
VVV-VenloJ. Arias
J. Arias
1 goals

VVV-Venlo missing players

FC Utrecht missing players

VVV-Venlo FC Utrecht
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
1 0 0 Played P 0 0 0
1 0 0 Won W 0 0 0
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
5 0 0 Scored S 0 0 0
3 0 0 Conceded C 0 0 0
100% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 0% 0%
100% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 0% 0%
100% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 0%
100% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
100% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
100% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
3 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
7 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
3 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 0
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
15 0 0 Total Shots T S 0 0 0
9 0 0 Shots on Target S O 0 0 0
56% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 0%
VVV-Venlo Last season FC Utrecht
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
26 13   Played P   13 25
8 5   Won W   4 12
4 3   Drew D   5 5
14 5   Lost L   4 8
24 14   Scored S   20 50
51 21   Conceded C   22 34
96% 92%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   100% 100%
77% 85%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   92% 92%
62% 62%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   62% 72%
27% 23%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   38% 40%
19% 8%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   15% 16%
54% 54%   BTTS BTTS   85% 68%
15% 23%   Clean Sheets C S   8% 20%
35% 31%   Failed to Score F T   8% 12%
 
3.9 4.2   Corners for (avg) C F   4.2 5.9
6.1 6.2   Corners against (avg) C A   5.7 4.4
1.7 1.6   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.2 1.2
2 1   Red cards R C   1 3
 
259 149   Total Shots T S   175 368
84 51   Shots on Target S O   60 118
29% 27%   Goal Efficiency G E   33% 42%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 VVV-Venlo 1 1 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 3 2 3
2 PSV 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 3
3 FC Twente 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
4 Feyenoord 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3
5 Heracles 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
6 SC Heerenveen 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
7 Ajax 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
8 Vitesse 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
11 RKC Waalwijk 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
12 Sparta Rotterdam 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
13 FC Emmen 1 0 0 1 3 5 1 0 0 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
14 FC Groningen 1 0 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
15 ADO Den Haag 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
16 Fortuna Sittard 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
17 PEC Zwolle 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
18 Willem II 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
Last season 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 25 18 2 5 68 23 13 11 0 2 40 8 12 7 2 3 28 15 45 56
2 AZ 25 18 2 5 54 17 13 10 1 2 32 8 12 8 1 3 22 9 37 56
3 Feyenoord 25 14 8 3 50 35 13 9 3 1 29 15 12 5 5 2 21 20 15 50
4 PSV 26 14 7 5 54 28 12 8 3 1 32 12 14 6 4 4 22 16 26 49
5 Willem II 26 13 5 8 37 34 13 7 4 2 17 9 13 6 1 6 20 25 3 44
6 FC Utrecht 25 12 5 8 50 34 12 8 0 4 30 12 13 4 5 4 20 22 16 41
7 Vitesse 26 12 5 9 45 35 13 7 3 3 24 15 13 5 2 6 21 20 10 41
8 Heracles 26 10 6 10 40 34 13 8 1 4 31 17 13 2 5 6 9 17 6 36
9 FC Groningen 26 10 5 11 27 26 13 7 1 5 17 10 13 3 4 6 10 16 1 35
10 SC Heerenveen 26 8 9 9 41 41 14 3 8 3 17 18 12 5 1 6 24 23 0 33
11 Sparta Rotterdam 26 9 6 11 41 45 13 7 3 3 30 16 13 2 3 8 11 29 -4 33
12 FC Emmen 26 9 5 12 32 45 13 9 2 2 26 12 13 0 3 10 6 33 -13 32
13 VVV-Venlo 26 8 4 14 24 51 13 5 3 5 14 21 13 3 1 9 10 30 -27 28
14 FC Twente 26 7 6 13 34 46 13 5 3 5 23 22 13 2 3 8 11 24 -12 27
15 PEC Zwolle 26 7 5 14 37 55 12 5 2 5 28 30 14 2 3 9 9 25 -18 26
16 Fortuna Sittard 26 6 8 12 29 52 13 6 4 3 22 17 13 0 4 9 7 35 -23 26
17 ADO Den Haag 26 4 7 15 25 54 13 2 6 5 11 17 13 2 1 10 14 37 -29 19
18 RKC Waalwijk 26 4 3 19 27 60 13 3 2 8 13 20 13 1 1 11 14 40 -33 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.