Preview: Fortuna Sittard vs. FC Utrecht

Preview: Fortuna Sittard vs. FC Utrecht

Two sides searching for their first win of the season will face off on Friday when Fortuna Sittard play host to FC Utrecht in the Eredivisie.

The hosts have lost all of their opening four games, while the visitors only have two points to their name this season.

Despite losing to Ajax on the opening day of the season, Fortuna Sittard would have taken confidence from their battling performance in the narrow 3-2 defeat.

However, the early belief has quickly dissipated following three more defeats that leaves Friday’s hosts rooted at the bottom of the Eredivisie table.

After being dispatched 3-0 by Twente, Friday’s hosts were thrashed 4-1 at home to Cambuur, which cost Sjors Ultee his job.

Interim boss Dominik Vergoosen oversaw Saturday’s away meeting with Heerenveen where Burak Yilmaz’s late penalty could not prevent Fortuna Sittard from falling to a 2-1 defeat.

As a result of the 2-1 defeat, Fortuna Sittard are one of two sides in the Eredivisie still without a point this term, and after conceding 12 goals, they will need to improve defensively to record a positive result on Friday.

Like their hosts, Utrecht are also searching for their first win of the season, although they have managed to pick up two points from their opening four games.

They began the campaign with consecutive draws against RKC Waalwijk and Cambuur, and they looked set to claim their first victory of the campaign on matchday three against Emmen.

Anastasios Douvikas and Bas Dost gave Utrecht a 2-1, but two second-half goals from Emmen condemned Henk Fraser’s side to their first defeat of the campaign.

Utrecht were also on the losing side of Sunday’s home meeting against Ajax, but they will believe that an encounter against rock-bottom Fortuna Sittard presents an opportunity to claim their first win this season.

Although, they will need to improve away from home after failing to win their last eight away matches in all competitions.

Fortuna Sittard Eredivisie form:
LLLL
FC Utrecht Eredivisie form:
DDLL

We say: Fortuna Sittard 1-3 FC Utrecht
Although both sides are winless this season, we think that Utrecht have enough quality in their squad to beat a Fortuna Sittard side who have conceded at least two goals in all four games this season.

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