Utrecht did their job in the previous match against Waalwijk when they recorded a routine 3:1 victory, back at their home. With the momentum on their side during the first part, they took the lead first in the 40th minute over Mahi.
The visitors responded with the same measure, in the 59th minute via Damascan, as they visibly raised their level of play in the continuation, but not enough to put the victory of the hosts in question. The home team took the lead again in the 74th over Kerk, while the final result in this match was set in the 85th minute when Van de Streek was accurate.
Utrecht is currently in 9th place in the standings, and they can be pretty much satisfied the way they appear in the new season.
Experienced central defender Janssen is doubtful for now, but anyway without playing in the new season. Midfielder Maher (1/0) should be ready this time.
Heerenveen is performing quite well in the new season of Eredivisie, as they have three consecutive victories behind them. In the last match, they came with a home 1:0 victory against underdogs from Venlo.
The home side scored their only goal in this encounter from the penalty kick in the 32nd minute, which was executed over Veerman. We witnessed a very rough play from the visitor’s side in the continuation of the match, and quite deservedly, two players were sent off the pitch, leaving the hosts with an easy task of bringing this match to an end.
Heerenveen is at 2nd place in the standings, having the same amount of points as first-placed Ajax.
There are no major injury worries for the guests making the starting lineup for this one. Defender Fernandez and midfielder Ras didn’t appear so far anyway and should remain out.
When these two play, goals seem likely
If we take a brief look at the history of matches between these two teams, we can see that both sides were very effective. I don’t see a reason why this clash would be any different, as apparently, neither of them feels comfortable in the back. Their offensive line is working quite well this season and is more than capable to make this match as interesting as possible. With the way their season started, Heerenveen won’t be staying back this time either.