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Zwolle vs Heerenveen prediction, odds and free betting tips (02/10/2021)

Heerenveen are aiming to get their campaign back on track when they visit bottom club Zwolle. Read our predictions and find the latest odds for the game below in our expert match preview.

Zwolle vs Heerenveen – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Zwolle have lost six out of seven games in the Eredivisie this season ahead of the visit of Heerenveen on Saturday. Read our top three expert predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing.

Heerenveen to Win

Heerenveen are nursing their pride following a run of just one win in five attempts in the Eredivisie, though we’re tipping De Superfriezen to get their campaign back on an even footing against bottom club Zwolle on Saturday. The hosts have lost six out of seven matches in the Dutch top flight this term and they were trounced 5-1 by Utrecht in their last runout. Heerenveen have the quality in attack to punish PEC’s leaky defence, so back the visitors to claim maximum points.

Both Teams to Score

While we expect Heerenveen to pocket the points this weekend, their limp defensive performances could allow Zwolle to net a consolation. De Superfriezen have kept just one clean sheet in their last six games, so a shutout at the MAC³PARK Stadion seems unlikely. PEC have one of the most brittle backlines in the division however and that in turn opens up a big opportunity for bettors in the BTTS market.

Henk Veerman to Score Anytime

Backing Henk Veerman to score anytime has been one of our go-to bets in the Eredivisie this season and the Heerenveen hitman returned another winner for us when he found the net against Twente last week. The 30-year-old has now scored five times in seven league appearances this term and he is priced generously to get in on the act again against Zwolle.

Zwolle vs Heerenveen: Match Preview

Zwolle team news

Pelle Clement is making progress as he bids to make a comeback from an ankle injury, though the midfielder isn’t expected to feature on Saturday. Sai van Wermeskerken hasn’t played a single minute of league football for Zwolle this season and the defender remains a doubt here as does Mees de Wit. PEC’s 5-1 defeat at Utrecht last weekend leaves them four points adrift of safety after just seven matches of the new campaign.

Heerenveen team news

Pawel Bochniewicz is a long-term injury absentee for Heerenveen, though there is better news concerning Rodney Kongolo who returned to training this week. Just as we predicted, Heerenveen dropped points at home to in-form Twente last time out in a 3-2 reverse. Johnny Jansen’s charges have slipped into the Eredivisie’s midsection following a poor run of just one win in five matches.

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Zwolle vs Heerenveen Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Zwolle vs Heerenveen prediction

Which player is worth watching on Saturday?

Our anytime goalscorer tip Henk Veerman is in superb form and the Heerenveen forward is one to keep an eye on this weekend.

Who won the last meeting between these clubs?

Heerenveen beat Zwolle 2-0 when the teams faced off for a pre-season friendly encounter on July 31.

What time does Saturday’s game kick off?

Zwolle vs Heerenveen kicks off at 20:00 CET (GMT +1).

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Simon Winter

Simon Winter is an Irish sports and betting writer with 10+ years in the game. His main passion is football and he is a Manchester United and Wexford FC supporter.