Utrecht vs Heracles for Tuesday’s Eredivisie match of the second leg in the Europa League playoffs.
Utrecht is in control before the second stage of the Eredivisie playoff clash for the Europa League.
The hosts have one foot in the final after winning 2-0 in the away match. However, the hosts were not an easy team to beat this season, so they can still fight in this match. Meanwhile, Heracles enters this game in a terrible way, having lost the last four games.
Given that Utrecht has won the previous three meetings between these two sides, they are expected to finish their work this weekend and reach the final.
The hosts finished the season in sixth place, with some decent results at home. They have won nine of their 17 home games this season, while they haven’t lost in their own field since January.
This prepared the hosts for this European clash, as well as the victory in the first leg. After achieving the result in the last game, I hope they finish work at home.
The visitors lost 10 of their 17 trips this season but had a strong season overall.
The visitors finished the regular season in seventh place, while they earned more points this season than in six of the last seven seasons.
This achievement shows how strong they have been at home, while also suggesting how unlikely it will be that they will struggle is in this second match.
Heracles lost all but one of their top 10 clashes, including a defeat in Utrecht. Meanwhile, the hosts will add to their high scoring campaign, which totals 30 goals scored in its 17 home clashes.
They reach this objective to score 60 goals this season, especially against a team that has defensive problems.
Heracles suffered 36 away goals, which led to 71% of their trips away, having scored at least three goals. All 10 defeats conceded had at least three goals, while all Utrecht home wins, except for one, they scored more than 2.5 goals.
In this way, and because it is a decisive game, in which Heracles will have to score early, I believe there will be goals at the beginning of the game.