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Jan 26, 2021 at 5.45pm UK at IJsseldelta Stadion
PEC ZwollePEC Zwolle
Misidjan (50'), Ghoochannejhad (73')
Misidjan (15')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Schoofs (1'), Burgzorg (45+2')
Propper (16'), Quagliata (24')

Preview: PEC Zwolle vs. Heracles - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Eredivisie clash between PEC Zwolle and Heracles, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

PEC Zwolle and Heracles square off in the Eredivisie on Tuesday evening looking for the win which will move them into the top half of the standings.

Both clubs prevailed in their most recent matches, creating a 10-point advantage over the teams sitting in the relegation zone.

Match preview

Having recorded eight draws from their opening 18 league matches, PEC Zwolle are doing enough to keep themselves out of trouble in the Eredivisie.

However, John Stegeman wants to take his side to the next level, and a 3-1 victory away at relegation-threatened Willem II has strengthened Zwolle's chances of avoiding a battle to remain in the division.

Although they had to rely on their opponents having a man sent off when 1-0 ahead, Reza Ghoochannejhad's 12-minute hat-trick after the break was worth the wait.

With the schedule playing into Zwolle's favour for the next month, there is an opportunity to establish themselves in the top half of the table before tougher fixtures later in the campaign.

Heracles are in a similar scenario with only Ajax to come from the top five until the start of April, and Frank Wormuth will want to take full advantage of their fixture list.

On the back of a defeat to Feyenoord in the cup, Heracles responded with a late 1-0 win over Heerenveen on Saturday with Delano Burgzorg netting his third goal of the season.

Heracles have now prevailed in four of their last six league games, a run made all the more impressive with just five goals being conceded over that period.

Seven points have also come from their last four away fixtures, their wins coming away at Heerenveen and Groningen, who both sit above them in the table.

PEC Zwolle Eredivisie form: DWDLLW

Heracles Eredivisie form: WWLWLW
Heracles form (all competitions): WLWLLW

Team News

Stegeman will make a number of changes to his Zwolle XI, including handing a recall to Ghoochannejhad.

Thomas Lam and Immanuel Pherai are also expected to come into the team as replacements for Kenneth Pal and Mike van Duinen.

Barring any late fitness issues, Heracles boss Wormuth is likely to make fewer alterations to his starting lineup.

Ahmed Kutucu is in line to take the place of Ismail Azzaoui in the final third.

PEC Zwolle possible starting lineup:
Zetterer; Wermeskerken, Kersten, Lam, Polen; Huiberts, Nakayama, Clement; Reijnders, Ghoochannejhad, Pherai

Heracles possible starting lineup:
Blaswich; Breukers, Rente, Propper, Quagliata; Torre, Vloet, Schoofs; Van der Water, Kutucu, Burgzorg

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We say: PEC Zwolle 1-2 Heracles

Aware of the reward for the winner, both managers may be prepared to throw caution to the wind on Tuesday. With that in mind, we are backing the visitors to come through an entertaining encounter, potentially in the latter stages if Zwolle show signs of settling for a point.

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