Fortuna Sittard and PEC Zwolle meet at Fortuna Sittard Stadion, in a match for the 26th round of the Eredivisie. PEC Zwolle got a home win by (3‑1), in the last league head‑to‑head, played in 23‑11‑2019. The head‑to‑head history indicates total balance, since there is a record of 2 wins for each team in the last 4 matches. The last head‑to‑head between these two teams was played on 17‑12‑2019, and ended in a (3‑0) win by Fortuna Sittard. In this match the home advantage may play an important role, as both teams present significant differences between home and away performances.
Analysis of Fortuna Sittard
The home team is currently in the 16th position of the league, with 25 points won, after 6 wins, 7 draws and 12 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Feyenoord, by (2‑1). In the last match, they tied in an away match against VVV, by (0‑0). This is a team that is often stronger at home, with the help of its supporters, so they usually make good use of the home advantage, since in the last 30 matches they register 1 win, 4 draws and 10 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. For the league, Fortuna Sittard won 20 points out of 30 possible points, after 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 home matches. They haven’t been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 25 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 12 times and have only turned the score around in 2. there is 1 period that stands out in the last 12 home matches for this competition: they have suffered 6 of their 16 goals between minutes (16’‑30′).
The fight against the division drop is intense and Fortuna Sittard is determined to leave the relegation playoff zone. Their current confrontation, is a direct fight to remain in the elite and they cannot lose to a direct competitor. Tehir football has been lacking and this makes it necessary to have more attitude and determination on the pitch. From the goalkeeper to the striker everything has to work, as this is the most likely way to score the three points. In this match, Djibril Dianessy will be left out for being in the medical department.
Analysis of PEC Zwolle
The away team is currently in the 15th position of the league, with 25 points won, after 7 wins, 4 draws and 14 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against AZ, by (2‑0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Vitesse, by (4‑3). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses in away matches, with 11 goals scored and 27 conceded; against 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses at their stadium, with 30 goals scored and 35 conceded. In the last 10 away league matches PEC Zwolle has a record of 1 win, 2 draws and 7 losses, so they have won 5 points out of 30 possible. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 25 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 14 times and have only turned the score around in 2. In the last 13 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 8 goals between minutes (16’‑30′).
To say that Zwolle is not worried about its situation is a lie, as they have their warning lights on in the fight against the fall of division. The championship is reaching a certain point where it can no longer oscillate, because at the end of the competition it can be fatal. It is high time to seek growth, but to improve their campaign they must present a more qualified football. They will face a direct competitor in the current round, and in such a case winning is of paramount importance. In this match, Mustafa Saymak and Jarno Westerman will be left out for being in the medical department.
Betting suggestion: Over 2,5 goals ⇒ odd 1.65
The Fortuna Sittard team needs to score in this duel, in order to get out of the bottom of the competition. The visitors want at least one point in this duel and must score and at the same time go on the attack. The trend is that it will be a busy game and with great chances of goals, soon we will bet that there will be more than 2.5 goals in the match.