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Heerenveen vs Go Ahead Eagles Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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  • Abe Lenstra Stadion
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Tip Reasoning

Heerenveen are still on course to secure a place in the Europa League play-offs in Holland, but they’re in a much weaker position after a poor run of form. They were fourth in the table in January, before a five game winless streak saw them fall down to sixth. That wait for a victory was ended after a victory against 15th placed Roda last weekend, 16th placed Go Ahead Eagles are the next visitors here, with De Superfriezen aiming to make it back to back wins.

That 3-0 win on Saturday seemed to suggest that Heerenveen are back to their best. They’ll be hoping to back that up this weekend, especially against a Go Ahead Eagles team who average just 0.5 points per game on their travels. The visitors have lost 67% of their matches away from home, claiming just one victory. The relegation strugglers got a pretty dismal points tally overall, leaving them third from bottom, but they’ve claimed just 32% of their points this season away from home, while the side from Deventer have scored 64% of their goals at home this season.

Heerenveen should be able to keep their European push going. De Superfriezen may have suffered a blip of late, but they’ve still got an impressive record overall this season. The hosts currently boast the best home record outside of the big three in Holland, and that record is going up that against the second worst travellers in the Eredivisie.

The hosts have just two home defeats this season, while they’ve won three of their last five at home. De Superfriezen are also in strong form at the back, keeping a clean sheet in three of their last four matches at the Abe Lenstra. Heerenveen are pitting that record against one of the league’s weakest attacks. Go Ahead have failed to score in 50% of their away games, while the visitors have lost every time they’ve drawn a blank this season. The Eagles have scored just 0.67 goals per game on the road, conceding 1.75 in return.

Heerenveen should keep things tight here, although they’re capable of racking up a comfortable victory. After all, 80% of their league victories so far have been by two or more goals. The Eagles have been easily beaten on quite a few occasions so far, as they’ve lost by at least two goals in 60% of their Eredivisie defeats. The hosts have scored a huge 20 goals in their last four meetings at home to Go Ahead. That has us backing the Europa League chasers to win with a -1.25 Asian Handicap, which is priced at 26/25 with bet365.

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