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Feyenoord vs Utrecht – Hosts backed to maintain brilliant home record with win

Last updated: 18 Dec 2018
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Feyenoord vs Utrecht
Feyenoord's Nicolai Jorgensen (L) of Feyenoord Rotterdam scores the opening goal during the Dutch eredivisie soccer match between Feyenoord Rotterdam and PSV Eindhoven in Rotterdam, on December 2, 2018. (Photo by Olaf KRAAK / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT (Photo credit should read OLAF KRAAK/AFP/Getty Images)

Feyenoord vs Utrecht Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

Feyenoord are poised to secure the win when they host Utrecht at the Stadion Feijenoord in the quarter finals of the Dutch Cup. The hosts have a good record in this fixture and are the pick for the victory at odds of 1.46.

Feyenoord FC Form & Team News 

Feyenoord are defending champions of the Dutch Cup having won the title for the 13th time last season. Giovanni Van Bronckhorst's men will view the competition as a genuine chance for silverware this season as they are currently playing catch up to PSV and Ajax in the Eredivisie.

The hosts are coming off a defeat in their last outing where they lost 2-0 at home to Fortuna Sittard in the league on Sunday. They dominated possession and created a number of good opportunities but were uncharacteristically wasteful in front of goal.

Robin Van Persie is the top scorer for Feyernoord this season with seven league goals. The veteran Dutch striker is expected to partner the likes of Steven Berghuis and Sam Larsson in attack after coming off the bench in the defeat to Fortuna Sittard.

Robin Van Persie is Feyenoord's top scorer this season (Getty Images)

FC Utrecht Form & Team News 

Utrecht are fourth on the Eredivisie table, seven points behind Feyenoord in third position. They qualified for the quarter finals of the Dutch Cup thanks to a 5-1 triumph over lower league team ASWH.

Dick Advocaat's team will travel to Feyenoord off the back of a 3-2 victory over Heenrenveen in the Eredivisie last weekend. They took a three-goal lead through Emil Bergstrom, Gyrano Kerk and Oussama Tannane and held on for the win despite conceding twice in the second half. 

Tannane and Kerk are expected to start in attack on Friday following their fine display against Heenrenveen. Sander Van De Streek is also set to lead the line despite scoring just three goals this season.

Feyenoord vs Utrecht Head-to-Head 

Feyenoord have the upper hand in this fixture having claimed 32 wins and suffered seven defeats in 53 previous matches against Utrecht. The hosts have also won six of the last eight meetings and were unbeaten against their rivals last season.

Both teams have already met in the league this term with Feyenoord earning a 1-0 victory at home back in September.

Feyenoord beat Utrecht 1-0 the last time both teams met (Getty Images)

Feyenoord vs Utrecht Match Up

Van Persie scored against Utrecht last season and also netted the winner back in September. The striker has seven goals to his name this season and should combine well with Berghuis and Larsson to get the better of the Utrecht defence.

Feyenoord have a good record at home with eight wins in nine matches at the Stadion Feijenoord.

Feyenoord vs Utrecht Key Statistics 

  • Feyenoord have won 8 of their last 9 home matches (All Competitions).
  • Feyenoord have won their last 9 home matches (Dutch Cup).
  • Utrecht have lost 6 of their last 8 matches against Feyenoord (All Competitions).


Feyenoord have won their last nine home matches in the Dutch Cup and eight of their last nine in all competitions. They also have a good record against an Utrecht team who have found the Stadion Feijenoord a difficult venue to visit.

A home win is the likely outcome in this one.

Best Bet: Feyenoord Win @ 1.47 - 6 Units
Correct Score Tip: Feyenoord Win 2-0 @ 9.00 - 1 Unit

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