Heerenveen vs FC Twente Match Prediction, Team News, Lineups, and More

Get ready for the exciting clash of Heerenveen vs FC Twente! Our prediction article covers the preview, team news, and more.

In the highly anticipated clash between Heerenveen and FC Twente, both teams will strive to gain an advantage in their quest for a place in the Conference League playoffs. The match will take place at the Abe Lenstra Stadion on Thursday, with the teams scheduled to meet again in three days for the return leg in Enschede. (If you are interested in betting, then you should learn more about Orbit Exchange or Betting Exchange.)

Heerenveen vs FC Twente Match Preview

FC Twente enters the match on a high note, having concluded their league campaign with an impressive 3-1 victory over Ajax at De Grolsch Veste on Sunday. Despite initially trailing due to Dusan Tadic’s opener, Twente mounted a stunning comeback in the second half, with goals from Manfred Ugalde, Julio Pleguezuelo, and Vaclav Cerny securing the win. This victory marked the end of their season, during which they secured fifth place in the Eredivisie table. Twente finished just three points behind AZ Alkmaar, vying for the final automatic European place.

The upcoming challenge for Twente involves facing Heerenveen, a team that has proved to be evenly matched in recent encounters. The previous nine clashes between the two sides have resulted in two wins for each team and five draws. With a strong away record of four clean sheets in their last five matches, Twente will aim to maintain defensive solidity and secure another positive result on the road.

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Heerenveen, on the other hand, carries the momentum of a four-match unbeaten streak into this fixture. Their season finale saw them secure a routine 2-0 victory over Go Ahead Eagles, with goals from Pawel Bochniewicz and Che Nunnely sealing the win. Accumulating a total of 46 points from 34 league games, Heerenveen comfortably secured the eighth spot in the standings, finishing five points ahead of their nearest challengers, RKC Waalwijk.

With aspirations of back-to-back home victories for the first time since January, Heerenveen recognizes the importance of a win in this encounter. Failing to secure a victory would put them at a significant disadvantage heading into the second leg on Sunday.

Heerenveen vs FC Twente Team News

For FC Twente, the absence of twenty-year-old Max Bruns continues as he recovers from an ankle injury sustained in mid-April against SC Cambuur. One player to keep an eye on is Czech Republic international Vaclav Cerny, who has been directly involved in eight goals in his last five matches for Twente.

Heerenveen, unfortunately, will be without goalkeeper Andries Noppert, who has missed the last 10 games due to a long-term hip injury. Additionally, Sven van Beek and Joost van Aken will be absent due to Achilles and knee problems respectively. Timo Zaal is also yet to return to action from a muscle problem.

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Heerenveen vs FC Twente Possible Starting Lineups


Noppert; Kohlert, Bochniewicz, Van Ottele, Van Ewijk; Olsson, Haye, Tahiri; Sahraoui, Van Hooijdonk, Colassin

FC Twente:

Unnerstall; Brenet, Pleguezuelo, Propper, Smal; Zerrouki, Vlap, Sadilek; Cerny, Ugalde, Misidjan

Heerenveen vs FC Twente Prediction

Our prediction for this clash is a hard-fought encounter resulting in a 0-1 victory for FC Twente. Considering their recent solid performances at both ends of the pitch, Twente possesses the quality and confidence to secure a first-leg advantage. We expect the visitors to come out on top after an intense 90 minutes of play.

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