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Heerenveen vs RKC prediction, odds and free betting tips (21/08/2021)

Heerenveen and RKC face off at the Abe Lenstra Stadion on Saturday for an Eredivisie clash in the Netherlands. Read our free predictions and find the top odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Heerenveen vs RKC – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Both Heerenveen and RKC go in search of more points having got their campaigns off to winning starts last weekend. Read our top three expert predictions for Saturday’s fixture below.

The odds presented here are always subject to change. Remember to check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds are provided by Betfred, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.

Heerenveen to Win

RKC pulled off the biggest surprise of the opening weekend in the Eredivisie when they beat AZ, though Waalwijk rode their luck at times having mustered just seven attempts to Alkmaar’s 19. Heerenveen meanwhile, were much more convincing winners at Go Ahead Eagles and with their confidence recharged, we’re tipping De Superfriezen to make it two wins from two in their first home match of the new campaign.

Under 2.5 Goals

Both Heerenveen and RKC’s first Eredivisie assignments of the new season produced just a single goal each and it looks as though both teams are putting a heavy focus on stout defending in the campaign’s early exchanges. It’s also worth noting that both of the clubs’ encounters last term delivered under 2.5 goals and the factors suggest that backing the same market on Saturday could reap dividends again.

Henk Veerman to Score First

Talismanic Heerenveen striker Henk Veerman scored 11 times in just 17 Eredivisie appearances for De Superfriezen last season and the 30-year-old managed to notch both home and away against RKC. Interestingly, both strikes were deadlock-breaking efforts and we’re tipping Veerman to get Heerenveen up and running again this weekend at the juicy prices on offer.

Heerenveen vs RKC: Match Preview

Heerenveen

Heerenveen will be targeting a big improvement on last season’s 12th place finish this time around and they got their 2021/22 campaign off to a flying start with a 1-0 win at Go Ahead Eagles. Manager Johnny Jansen is under pressure to produce this term after last season’s disappointment, though the 46-year-old has plenty to be enthusiastic about on the opening day, not least of all the performance of summer signing Milan van Ewijk, who excelled at right back.

RKC

The Mandemakers Stadion was bouncing last week after RKC somehow managed to eke out a 1-0 win over AZ Alkmaar – a result that provided the perfect start for new manager Joseph Oosting. RKC are among the favourites to go down, though they should have few problems this season if they show the same spirit they displayed against AZ.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Heerenveen vs RKC

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Netherlands Eredivisie
Heerenveen
VS
RKC
August 21, 2021
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Heerenveen vs RKC

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21/08/21
NE
Heerenveen
Heerenveen
3 - 2
RKC
RKC
14/01/21
NE
Heerenveen
Heerenveen
1 - 1
RKC
RKC
22/11/20
NE
RKC
RKC
1 - 1
Heerenveen
Heerenveen
08/12/19
NE
RKC
RKC
1 - 3
Heerenveen
Heerenveen

Heerenveen

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12/09/21
NE
FC Groningen
FC Groningen
1 - 1
Heerenveen
Heerenveen
29/08/21
NE
Heerenveen
Heerenveen
1 - 3
AZ
AZ
13/08/21
NE
Go Ahead Eagles
Go Ahead Eagles
0 - 1
Heerenveen
Heerenveen
07/08/21
EF
Heerenveen
Heerenveen
1 - 1
Lecce
Lecce
31/07/21
EF
PEC Zwolle
PEC Zwolle
0 - 2
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Heerenveen

RKC

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12/09/21
NE
RKC
RKC
1 - 2
Vitesse
Vitesse
27/08/21
NE
Fortuna Sittard
Fortuna Sittard
2 - 2
RKC
RKC
14/08/21
NE
RKC
RKC
1 - 0
AZ
AZ
07/08/21
EF
RKC
RKC
4 - 2
Lommel
Lommel
30/07/21
EF
Heracles
Heracles
4 - 1
RKC
RKC

Heerenveen vs RKC Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

What stadium will the match be played at?

Saturday’s fixture will be played at the Abe Lenstra Stadion.

When does this fixture kick off?

The match will kick off at 18:45 CET (GMT +1) on August 21.

Have these clubs ever met before?

Heerenveen and RKC have a long history of previous encounters. They last met on January 14 earlier this year when they shared the spoils after a 1-1 draw.