The hosts are currently one place ahead of Heracles in 10th, meaning this game will prove vital in their hopes of climbing the table.
Their recent result means that Rene Hake's men have now gone three games without a win, however their previous two matches witnessed draws against both Groningen and AZ Alkmaar.
In fact, Utrecht have recorded the highest number of draws in the league this campaign, having picked up nine in the 2020-21 season thus far.
However, with just three wins in their opening 16 games, new manager Hake will be desperate to claim three points this weekend.
Heracles, meanwhile, will be in high spirits after their comfortable 4-0 triumph against Emmen earlier this week.
Their recent victory means Heracles have now claimed three wins in their last four matches, putting them in 11th place in the Eredivisie table.
However, it is worth noting that the visitors have had a pretty poor away record this season, securing just two wins on the road - their recent triumphs against Groningen and Heerenveen.
The last time these two sides met was in November earlier this season, when Heracles conjured up an impressive 4-1 victory against Utrecht, featuring a hat-trick by Vloet.
FC Utrecht Eredivisie form: LDDWDL
FC Utrecht form (all competitions): LDDWDL
Heracles Eredivisie form: WLWWLD
Utrecht have a few injury concerns heading into this game, with Eljero Elia currently out with a hamstring problem.
Heracles also have a few injuries, including Marco Rente, with the centre-back currently nursing a muscle problem.
Coach Frank Wormuth is expected to field the same squad that picked up a convincing 4-0 win against Emmen last time round.
FC Utrecht possible starting lineup:
Oelschlagel; Van der Maarel, Benamar, Janssen, Warmerdam; Van Overeem; Maher, Gustafson; Van de Streek; Kerk, Dalmau
Heracles possible starting lineup:
Blaswich; Breukers, Propper, Knoester, Quagliata; De la Torre, Kiomourtzoglou, Vloet; Van der Water, Bakis, Burgzorg
We say: FC Utrecht 0-1 Heracles
Currently, there is not much to separate the two sides, with both Utrecht and Heracles both sitting on the same amount of points in the Eredivisie table. However, the away team's recent form means they should be able to pick up a narrow win come Saturday.