VVV-Venlo v Heracles betting guide: Not much separates the two teams

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Competition: Netherlands Eredivisie
Competition: Fri 14.February
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Covebo Stadion - De Koel (8000 seats)

Season ticket holders at Covebo Stadion - De Koel haven't seen too many victories this season, with VVV-Venlo languishing in the 16th position so far. The guesting Heracles 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.

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VVV-Venlo form and stats

VVV-Venlo have played 11 Eredivisie games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 4-2-5 (wins-draws-losses). Two draws in a row at home now for VVV-Venlo.

An away draw last time out for VVV-Venlo, facing SC Heerenveen in a game that ended 1-1. Before that, VVV-Venlo drew at home versus FC Utrecht.

VVV-Venlo's goalie Thorsten Kirschbaum played a big part in securing a draw after 90 minutes against SC Heerenveen with a stunning eight saves.

VVV-Venlo are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 13 goals in 11 games. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 21 goals have been conceded.

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Heracles form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Heracles so far with only 10 points returning home. The records show 2-4-5 (win-draw-lose). Heracles seem to be suffering from homesickness with two consecutive losses away. Third time lucky?

Heracles are travelling after their nice 2-0 home win in the Eredivisie against Fortuna Sittard (placed 14th). Preceding that game, the 0-1 loss visiting Willem II's place.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Heracles as they have only managed to score 9 times from 11 away games in the league. As opposed to that, Heracles have seen the ball go into their own net 16 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

This is the result when the teams met earlier this season; Heracles - VVV-Venlo 6-1. Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: two wins for VVV-Venlo, two draws and six wins for Heracles. Over 2,5 goals: seven times; under 2,5 goals: three games.

Top Goalscorers

HeraclesC. Dessers
C. Dessers
14 goals
VVV-VenloJ. Opoku
J. Opoku
6 goals
HeraclesM. Ferreira dos Santos
M. Ferreira dos Santos
6 goals

VVV-Venlo missing players

Heracles missing players

VVV-Venlo Heracles
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
22 11 4 Played P 3 11 22
6 4 2 Won W 1 2 8
3 2 1 Drew D 1 4 5
13 5 1 Lost L 1 5 9
22 13 5 Scored S 4 9 35
48 21 5 Conceded C 5 16 31
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 91% 95%
86% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 73% 86%
68% 73% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 27% 45%
32% 27% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 18% 41%
23% 9% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 18% 23%
64% 64% 50% BTTS BTTS 67% 55% 50%
5% 9% 25% Clean Sheets C S 0% 9% 23%
32% 27% 25% Failed to Score F T 33% 45% 32%
 
4.2 4.7 6.2 Corners for (avg) C F 6 5.7 5.7
6.4 6.5 7 Corners against (avg) C A 5.3 5.7 4.5
1.8 1.6 1.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.7 2 1.6
2 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
216 124 45 Total Shots T S 35 100 272
76 45 14 Shots on Target S O 13 30 95
29% 29% 36% Goal Efficiency G E 31% 30% 37%
Key stats in Eredivisie this season:
  • All of VVV-Venlo's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • VVV-Venlo has the fewest clean sheets (1)
  • VVV-Venlo has the fewest scored goals (22)
  • VVV-Venlo has the fewest scored goals in the first half (7)
  • VVV-Venlo has the the worst goal difference (-8) at home
  • VVV-Venlo have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • VVV-Venlo have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • VVV-Venlo 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 21 16 2 3 62 19 11 10 0 1 37 6 10 6 2 2 25 13 43 50
2 AZ 21 15 2 4 46 15 11 8 1 2 26 8 10 7 1 2 20 7 31 47
3 Feyenoord 21 11 7 3 41 30 11 7 3 1 25 14 10 4 4 2 16 16 11 40
4 Willem II 22 12 4 6 31 26 11 6 3 2 13 7 11 6 1 4 18 19 5 40
5 PSV 22 11 6 5 47 26 11 8 2 1 31 11 11 3 4 4 16 15 21 39
6 Vitesse 22 10 5 7 36 27 10 5 3 2 18 11 12 5 2 5 18 16 9 35
7 FC Utrecht 21 10 4 7 41 29 10 6 0 4 23 10 11 4 4 3 18 19 12 34
8 FC Groningen 22 9 5 8 24 20 11 7 1 3 17 8 11 2 4 5 7 12 4 32
9 Heracles 22 8 5 9 35 31 11 6 1 4 26 15 11 2 4 5 9 16 4 29
10 SC Heerenveen 22 7 8 7 33 30 12 3 7 2 14 13 10 4 1 5 19 17 3 29
11 Sparta Rotterdam 22 7 6 9 33 37 11 6 3 2 24 13 11 1 3 7 9 24 -4 27
12 FC Emmen 22 7 4 11 24 38 11 7 2 2 19 10 11 0 2 9 5 28 -14 25
13 FC Twente 22 6 6 10 29 40 11 4 3 4 19 19 11 2 3 6 10 21 -11 24
14 Fortuna Sittard 22 6 5 11 27 49 11 6 2 3 21 16 11 0 3 8 6 33 -22 23
15 PEC Zwolle 22 6 4 12 29 45 10 4 2 4 21 23 12 2 2 8 8 22 -16 22
16 VVV-Venlo 22 6 3 13 22 48 11 4 2 5 13 21 11 2 1 8 9 27 -26 21
17 ADO Den Haag 22 4 5 13 23 45 11 2 5 4 11 14 11 2 0 9 12 31 -22 17
18 RKC Waalwijk 22 3 3 16 23 51 11 2 2 7 11 18 11 1 1 9 12 33 -28 12

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.