Vitesse was a really big favorite away to Sittard, but the side suffered narrow 2:1 loss. They took the lead very early and looked a bit better, however, stood passively towards the end and paid the price of it. The side is now at the fifth position with just three points more than out of play-off placed sides.
After a surprising point taken away to Ajax, players of Heerenveen lost at home to AZ Alkmaar 0:2. They didn’t look very concrete nor had the ball possession in one of poorer performances lately. They need improvement, as the side stands five points behind the play-off and with just three more than red zone.
Midfielders Foor (19/2) and Bero (17/5) are suspended. The hosts also miss forward Matavz (7/5). The guests are set to miss midfielder Thorsby (12/5).
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of SC Heerenveen’s last 8 away games.
Both teams now need improvement and they should both attack from the start. Heerenveen benefits from playing away, in a way that lack of pressure obviously brings them more spirited performances in the attack. Therefore, I believe our best chances are with goals.