Match Preview: Utrecht 3-0 Heracles Prediction and Betting Tips | Netherlands (Europa League)

Utrecht – Heracles betting tips for today, May 21, 2019

Kick-off: 17:30 Utrecht – Heracles
Football: Netherlands – Europa League
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 1.50
Bookmaker: Unibet
Match Result: 3:0 WON!!!

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Following an impressive first-leg away victory over Heracles (0-2); Utrecht look primed and ready to progress to a fourth consecutive European play-off final.
In a good omen for the hosts, squads representing ‘Utreg’ have won each of their last three semi-final second-leg fixtures (with both teams scoring) and a 2-1 scoreline being produced in each of the last two seasons.
Scoring first in the lion’s share of their Eredivisie home matches this season (58.82%), Utrecht rarely let anything slip early on, conceding a mere four goals before the break in 17 matches (0.24 per match on average).
By contrast, Heracles picked up just 31.25% of their total Eredivisie points away, often demonstrating an inability to defend a lead. Tellingly, the visitors conceded an equaliser on seven of the 11 occasions in which they took a lead away from home in the regular season (63.64%).
Heracles have also taken a lead or equalised, and still lost, in each of their last three away matches. Furthermore, Heracles manager Frank Wormuth has lost each of his three H2Hs with Utrecht and Advocaat, all by a margin of at least two goals.
Players to watch: Utrecht’s Sander van de Streek has been involved with 40% of his side’s home goals since the winter break (three goals, one assist).
Only Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech (36) has provided more assists than Brandley Kuwas (29) has for Heracles since his 2016 debut – he has provided ten goals and as many assists this season.
Stat attack: Each of Dick Advocaat’s last six managerial victories over Heracles have been by at least a two-goal margin (26-5 on aggregate).
Two-thirds of Utrecht’s Eredivisie home victories came after a won first half in 2018/19.
Each of Heracles’ last five competitive away matches have seen both teams score and equally share the first two match goals.

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