Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Utrecht will look to stay in the Conference League berth when they take on Fortuna Sittard on Matchday 29. Utrecht are on a four-game winless run, but it seems as if they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. Henk Veerman remains in the recovery room, while Naoki Maeda is a major doubt, and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. Fortuna Sittard, on the other hand, sit in the relegation zone ahead of the trip to Utrecht.
Sjors Ultee’s troops have already suffered ten defeats on the road this season, and seeing that Utrecht have turned their Stadion Galgenwaard into a real fortress, we predict that the visitors will return home empty-handed. As for the away side, there are no fresh injury worries, but both Semedo and Rienstra are pushing for a start.
Highlighted Player (Willem Janssen):
After starting his senior career at VVV-Venlo, Willem Janssen joined fellow Dutch club Roda JC in 2007. The 186-cm-tall centre-back scored 22 goals in 129 appearances for the Black and Yellows in the Eredivisie, and in 2011 he moved to Twente.
After ending his loan spell with Utrecht in 2014, he signed a permanent deal with the Stadion Galgenwaard outfit, and he has been playing for the club ever since. He scored his first league goal for Utrecht in a 1-1 draw with Zwolle on September 1, 2013. Willem Janseen was born in Nijmegen, Netherlands on July 4, 1986, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the national team. Janssen, though, has two caps with the Netherlands U21 team.
His main position is centre-back, but he is used as both defensive midfielder and central midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right. In the 2015/16 season he helped Utrecht make it to the Dutch Cup final, but Feyenoord proved to be a big catch for them in the title game.