Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Following four consecutive draws in the Eredivisie, Utrecht will be looking to return to winning ways when they take on FC Volendam at Stadion Galgenwaard on Sunday afternoon. Utrecht are eyeing their first league win since December 10, 2023 and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Palingboeren. Midfielder Bart Ramselaar misses out with injury, while all Marouan Azarkan, Isac Lidberg, and Anthony Descotte are major doubts.
Regillio Simons’ troops, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Fortuna Sittard, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on the home side. Earlier in the process Volendam defeated Utrecht 1-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge. As for the away team, midfielder Joel Antonioli is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
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.