FC Utrecht and Fortuna Sittard meet at Stadion Galgenwaard, in a match for the 32nd round of the Eredivisie. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 01-09-2018, both teams tied (1-1). In this match the home factor may be decisive, as Fortuna Sittard presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 13 wins, 8 draws and 10 losses, the home team is currently in the 7 th position, with 47 points won. In their last match, they lost with Emmen out by (2-0), after in the previous match they tied for (0-0) at home, in a match against Vitesse. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 31 goals scored and 28 conceded; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 29 goals scored and 14 conceded. For the league, FC Utrecht won 16 points out of 30 possible points, after 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 home matches. In 31 matches in this competition, they have only won 2 of 11 matches in which they have conceded the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 15 home matches for this competition: they have suffered 5 of their 14 goals between minutes (46′-60 ‘).
The campaign that Utrecht has been doing in the Dutch championship is positive. His idea is to stay the way he is, so he expects to have regularity in the rest of the competition. Of course within your domains you want a good result, but you can not enter the inattentive field, because that can harm you. This being so, it is evident that he must show imposition and attitude, so as not to take risks of being surprised. In this match Simon Makienok will be absent, for being in the medical department.
The away team is currently in the 14 th position of the league, with 34 points won, after 9 wins, 7 draws and 15 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against VVV Venlo, by (1-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against NAC Breda, by (2-1). 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, 1 draw and 11 losses in away matches, with 23 goals scored and 49 conceded; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 25 goals scored and 17 conceded. For the league, Fortuna Sittard won 3 points out of 30 possible points, after 1 win and 9 losses in the last 10 home matches.
In this competition, he has lost the last 7 games away. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (6 out of 16 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 13 of the last 15 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 31 matches in this competition, they have only won 2 of 17 matches in which they have conceded the first goal.
Fortuna Sittard is not satisfied with his position and wants to improve performance, to try to be better positioned. To achieve this it is important to have regularity, despite playing away from their domains, where it is also important to score points. That being the case, he expects to show consistent football in all sectors of the field, as the probability of canceling the opponent and having a good result increases considerably. In this match Gavin Vlijter and Wessel Dammers will be absent, for being in the medical department.