Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Utrecht will look to build on a 4-2 win over Volendam when they take on Fortuna Sittard in the Eredivisie round 21. Utrecht have not suffered a loss at home since September 30, 2023, which is surely fuelling fans with optimism ahead of Sunday’s clash. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Taylor Booth, who scored a hat-trick in the last league match, while Isac Lidberg remains in the recovery room.
The visitors, on the other hand, played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Heerenveen at the weekend. As Fortuna Sittard have been scoring signs of improvement of late, we believe that there is a big value in betting on over 2.5 goals. Even though there are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to Utrecht, midfielder Arianit Ferati should be recalled to the starting XI.
Highlighted Team (Utrecht):
Established on July 1, 1970, Utrecht is a Dutch club that competes in the Eredivisie. The club was founded as a merger of VV DOS, USV Elinkwijk, and Velox, and it has to be noted that VV DOS did well to win the Eredivisie trophy back in 1958.
Utrecht, on the other hand, have yet to win the national championship, but they have lifted three KNVB Cup trophies (1984/85, 2002/03, 2003/04). Leo van Veen is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 153 goals. Speaking of the club’s colours, they were white and red shirts when playing at home, while blue is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
Due to the hooligan clashes, Utrecht have a rivalry with Dutch giants Ajax. The games between the two clubs have always been very tense on the field. Utrecht welcome their rivals at Stadion Galgenwaard, the venue which can hold up to 23,750 people. The stadium was opened back in May 1936.