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Feyenoord vs Utrecht Betting Tips

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Feyenoord
    Utrecht

      Tip Reasoning

      Feyenoord’s 4th place finish last season marked the first time since 2010/11 that the team have dropped out of European qualification positions, with AZ Alkmaar and Ajax pipping them to 3rd and 2nd positions.

      They have also lost one of their most influential players this summer, with defensive midfielder Jordie Clasie moving to Southampton for £8.4 million.

      Jean-Paul Boetius and Erwin Mulder have also moved on, with Marko Vejinovic, Simon Gustafson, and Colin Kazim-Richards joining returning club legend Dirk Kuyt by arriving at Feyenoord.

      This hasn’t really helped their results as of yet though, as they have succumbed to defeat in each of their last 3 friendly fixtures.

      VVV beat them 2-1 away from home, before Southampton rubbed salt into the freshly cut wound of Jordan Clasie by beating them 3-0. Olympiakos Piraeus then beat them 3-1 on Saturday.

      Feyenoord will be desperately hoping that they can put these poor performances behind them once the competitive football starts, although 3 straight defeats and 8 goals conceded will surely play on their minds.

      FC Utrecht have performed on a higher level than Feyenoord in their pre season campaign. They did draw against Ipswich on Saturday, and lost to Derby County the week before.

      But prior to that they had won all 4 of their club friendly matches, keeping a clean sheet throughout and scoring a huge 19 goals. This included a 4-0 victory over Dundee United, which is pretty impressive.

      Transfer wise, they have seen a lot of players come and go but no huge losses or gains. Young striker Sebastian Haller and young defender Timo Letschert are the only players to have money exchanged on them, with them being brought in for just under £700k.

      These are technically new arrivals, but both players had already played for Utrecht on loan last season, so there really isn’t that much difference about their first team squad.

      I can’t see Utrecht keeping a clean sheet on Saturday, but Feyenoord have also been pretty poor defensively. I think odds of 20/21 for Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams to Score are very good value given recent form.

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