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Apr 11, 2021 at 11.15am UK at Stadion Galgenwaard
UtrechtFC Utrecht
1-2
FeyenoordFeyenoord
Fer (13' og.)
FT(HT: 1-1)
Gustafson (27' og.), Berghuis (57')
Botteghin (35')

Preview: FC Utrecht vs. Feyenoord - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Sunday's Eredivisie clash between FC Utrecht and Feyenoord, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

FC Utrecht welcome Feyenoord to the Stadion Galgenwaard on Sunday in search of a third consecutive Eredivisie victory.

Feyenoord have been in good form of late, and they come into the match on a four-game unbeaten run, which is their longest since the turn of the year.


Match preview

Feyenoord head coach Dick Advocaat pictured on November 5, 2020© Reuters

Feyenoord were too strong for Fortuna Sittard in a 2-0 home victory on Sunday to end a run of back-to-back stalemates.

The game was deadlocked until five minutes after the restart, when Bryan Linssen put Dick Advocaat's men ahead, before Steven Berghuis doubled that lead in the final knockings of the contest.

De Stadionclub remain in fifth place, five points ahead of Groningen, and the same number of points behind Vitesse in fourth as things stand.

They are set to take on Utrecht at a venue where they have won only one of their last four games with no clean sheets in that time.

However, the hosts have lost each of their last two games on home turf, and that will surely give their visitors a glimmer of hope.

Utrecht claimed a second consecutive win on the road by overcoming ADO Den Haag 4-1 at the Cars Jeans Stadion on Sunday.

The game was effectively decided in the first half as goals from Gyrano Kerk, Joris van Overeem, and Othman Boussaid put the visitors on course for all three points.

Jonas Arweiler pulled one back for Den Haag, but Adam Maher added the icing on the cake with his second strike of the season.

The Domstedelingen are seventh on the log with 43 points and could close the gap on Feyenoord to five points should they manage to secure the win.

The most recent meeting between Sunday's opponents was a 1-1 draw in November's reverse fixture at De Kuip, where wasteful finishing cost Utrecht the win.

FC Utrecht Eredivisie form:
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W

Feyenoord Eredivisie form:
  • D
  • L
  • W
  • D
  • D
  • W


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Team News

Feyenoord's Orkun Kokcu pictured in November 2020© Reuters

Bart Nieuwkoop suffered a thigh injury on the last day of February, and as a result, he is ruled out of Sunday's game.

Christian Conteh is still struggling with a torn muscle which is expected to keep the German forward out for the fifth consecutive match.

Nicolai Jorgensen sustained an ankle injury just before the international break, and he is yet to return to action since then.

Utrecht's Christopher Mamengi is due to make his comeback later in the month after missing the eight weeks of action due to an ankle injury that he picked up while on duty with the reserve team.

Justin Hoogma will also be unavailable for the home side as he works his way back to full fitness, following his recovery from a knee problem.

FC Utrecht possible starting lineup:
Oelschlagel; Warmerdam, Janssen, Benamar, Ter Avest; Maher, Boussaid, Van Overeem; Ramselaar, Van De Streek, Kerk

Feyenoord possible starting lineup:
Marsman; Geertruida, Spajic, Senesi, Malacia; Toornstra, Kokcu, Teixeira; Berghuis, Bozenik, Linssen


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We say: FC Utrecht 2-1 Feyenoord

With qualification for European football on the agenda for the both sides, they have all to play for in this one. Consequently, we expect an end-to-end affair with goals at both ends and in the end, a triumph for the hosts, albeit by a hair's breadth.



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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CAjax31254293217279
2PSV EindhovenPSV31198467323565
3AZ AlkmaarAZ31197569412864
4Vitesse31186748291960
5Feyenoord311510660322855
6FC UtrechtUtrecht311311751401150
7Groningen31137113636046
8Heracles31126134046-642
9Sparta RotterdamSparta31117134447-340
10Fortuna SittardSittard31124154652-640
11Heerenveen31911114144-338
12FC Twente31910124345-237
13PEC Zwolle31811124148-735
14RKC WaalwijkRKC Waalwijk3168172848-2026
15Willem II3167183464-3025
16EmmenEmmen3159173363-3024
17VVV-VenloVVV-Venlo3164213981-4222
18ADO Den HaagADO Den Haag31310182569-4419

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