Utrecht vs Heracles Almelo Match Info
Date: Tuesday May 21 2019
Kick-off time: 5.30pm BST
Venue: Stadion Galgenwaard
Utrecht vs Heracles Almelo Head-To-Head Record
This season’s matches
May 18 2019: Heracles Almelo 0-2 Utrecht
March 2 2019: Heracles Almelo 1-5 Utrecht
December 9 2018: Utrecht 3-1 Heracles Almelo
Total head-to-head league matches played since 2005-06: 29
Utrecht wins: 11
Heracles wins: 7
Utrecht vs Heracles Almelo Stats
- Utrecht are unbeaten in their last five matches against Heracles
- They are also undefeated in their latest seven home games
- Both teams have scored in five of their last six meetings
Utrecht vs Heracles Almelo Match Preview
Utrecht are in terrific shape to reach the final of the Europa League play-off in the Netherlands and should advance without too many problems when they host Heracles.
Goals from Simon Gustafsson (penalty) and Cyriel Dessers towards the end of the first half on Saturday put Dick Advocaat’s side in control of this tie and they duly completed a 2-0 victory in Almelo.
In the Eredivisie this season, Utrecht and Heracles finished sixth and seventh respectively, sandwiched in between Vitesse Arnhem and Groningen who are contesting the other semi-final with a place in the Europa League play-offs for the eventual winner among the quartet.
Champions Ajax and runners-up PSV Eindhoven will, of course, go into the Champions League, while Feyenoord and AZ Alkmaar are in the Europa League qualifiers after finishing third and fourth respectively.
Despite their comfortable win on Saturday, Utrecht were outplayed by Heracles who, given some of the remarkable comebacks that have taken place in high-profile two-legged ties recently, should not feel they are out of contention.
On their weekend performance, the visitors may be worth backing to hold their own here but ultimately the two-goal cushion Utrecht possess should prove enough to send them through to the final.
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Utrecht vs Heracles Almelo Betting Tips
Draw @ 16/5 with William Hill
Under 2.5 goals @ 13/8 with William Hill