Fortuna Sittard vs FC Emmen prediction
Sittard was a huge underdog away to Heracles last weekend, but their hosts needed a huge help in order to present themselves in a positive manner. The guests stood to play with a man less in the 32nd minute and the penalty was awarded for the hosts who scored and completely turned around the image of the game.
Their visitors looked just fine till then and had some chances, continued to do well in second too - but missed the penalty kick to get back into the match. They are now two points above the playout placed Venlo ahead of the start of the new round and surely counting on a three-pointer against the worst travellers int eh league.
Fortuna Sittard team news
Left-back Cox (18/0) is suspended, while talented central back Raitanen (2/0) is doubtful for now for the hosts.
Emmen quickly bounced back to positive home results after losing out in Rotterdam to Feyenoord, as they come from a 2:0 home victory over Twente.
They appeared better and more controlling than the guests, but the real difference made goals towards the end of each halftime. It was a kind of a deal-breaker for Twente that conceded the second just when they risked the most at the end of the game during the second halftime when they looked better.
Emmen team news
Central back Bakker (8/1) is out injured, same as left-back Beste (6/0) and right-back Payne (2/0) and midfielder Marinus (3/0).
All about the home ground
Sittard is getting positive results at home even against a stronger side than Emmen looks so far. Very little separates these two during the season for now, including the fact that both teams are looking quite clueless when playing on the road.
With everything that Emmen showed so far in the season on the road, taking a point here would be as huge as a victory for them. Sittard should use the home ground and prevail easy or difficult in important almost six-pointer.
Fortuna Sittard vs FC Emmen betting tips
Fortuna Sittard -0.25 Asian Handicap (Stake: 9)Odds: 1.99 at Pinnacle
Result: 0-0 HALF LOST (-4.5 units)
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