The domestic league in Holland has been a flamboyant one this season, but in the end the favorites finished on the first three positions. Twente and Utrecht are playing in the final stage of the playoffs, with the winner to secure a place in Europa League next season.
Bet: Utrecht Double Chance
Odds: Bet365 2.30
Twente is undefeated in 10 consecutive games and were winless in eight successive games before this winning streak began. Among those defeats is one that brings back unpleasant memories, with Utrecht scoring four goals against them in their own backyard. With two midfielders missing and striker Rendla also on the bench with an injury, the hosts will have problems in repelling the visitors’ counter attacks. Offensively they have plenty of choices and although Castaignos and Tadic will pair up in the attack, there is a good chance for Chadli to be introduced if the hosts fail to score an early goal.
Given the fact that these three strikers have scored a total of 36 goals this season, the visitors are right to be wary and field a 5-4-1 starting formation. 29 years old Mulenga will be the striker that Utrecht relies on, with van der Horn being a possibly substitute if the Zambian player doesn’t rise to the occasion. The visitors don’t need to win this game and will focus on earning a point, with the second leg to be played three days from now.
Twente is a mediocre traveling team and the fact that they failed to win either games this season against Utrecht only amplifies the pressure. Punters should take advantage of the generous odds of 2.30 offered by Bet365 and bet on the visitors to extend their positive streak by not losing away from home.