League: NETHERLANDS: Eredivisie – Round 6
Match: 11:15 Feyenoord – Utrecht
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
Average odds: 1.49
Bookmaker: Bwin
Result: 1:0 LOST


The two sides finished just one place apart last term, but have experienced contrasting starts to this season, with Feyenoord 11 places to the good above Utrecht ahead of the round.
Feyenoord have good momentum ahead of kick-off, scoring three or more goals in each of their last five Eredivisie home games. Despite picking up three consecutive wins and a draw after their opening day defeat, Feyenoord’s current points tally after five games is the lowest in any of the last four seasons, including this one.
The Rotterdammers remain just three points away from the top two and look good to extend their current Eredivisie unbeaten run to five matches, against a Utrecht side who have won at De Kuip in just one of their last 15 visits across all competitions (W1, D2, L12).
Despite having a poor record at De Kuip, Utrecht teams usually score there, with seven of the club’s last nine losses at the stadium seeing both teams score. The fact remains, however, that Utrecht have failed to win any of their last nine Eredivisie away games (D3, L6).
Players to watch: Steven Berghuis finally got off the mark for Feyenoord this season at the fifth time of asking, he was directly involved in 30 goals last term (18 goals, 12 assists).
Five different players have scored each of Utrecht’s goals. Sander van de Streek put Utrecht ahead early last week, and scored ten goals from 37 appearances last term.
Stat attack: Feyenoord have scored two or more goals against Utrecht in each of their last four visits to De Kuip in all competitions.
Utrecht have picked up a red card in two of their last four Eredivisie games.
Both teams have scored in six of the last seven editions of this fixture, with five of those games also featuring over 2.5 goals.

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