SITTARD. FC Utrecht had a close win over Fortuna Sittard. FC Utrecht took advantage of its superior ball possession (56%).
The match was played at the Fortuna Sittard Stadion stadium in Sittard on Friday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. In the presence of 8,763 spectators. The referee was Allard Lindhout who had the assistance of Charl Schaap and Rogier Honig. The 4th official was Robin Vereijken. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 21.3 degrees Celsius or 70.38 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 47%.
FC Utrecht was in firm control of the ball 56% while Fortuna Sittard was struggling with a 44% ball possession.
FC Utrecht was more aggressive with 67 dangerous attacks and 27 shots of which 11 were on target. Which is one of the reasons FC Utrecht won the contest.
Fortuna Sittard shot 16 times, 7 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, FC Utrecht shot 27 times, 11 on target, 16 off target.
Fortuna Sittard received 1 yellow card (M. Tirpan). On the other side, FC Utrecht received 2 yellow cards (J. Toornstra and M. Van der Maarel).
After playing this match, Fortuna Sittard will stay with 0 points like Go Ahead Eagles to stay in the 18th place. On the other side, FC Utrecht will have 2 points to stay in the 15th place.
H. ter Avest
A. Douvikas (Penalty)
B. Yilmaz (Penalty)
M. Van der Maarel
D. van der Kust
A. Douvikas (Goal Disallowed)
FC Utrecht will host NEC on the 16th of September with a 10-7 head to head statistic in favor of FC Utrecht (7 draws).
Fortuna Sittard: Formation and Lineups
Fortuna Sittard started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
The manager Dominik Vergoossen chose to play with the following team: Ivor Pandur , Mickael Tirpan , Rodrigo Guth , Dimitrios Siovas , Tijjani Noslin , Deroy Duarte , Doğan Erdoğan , George Cox , Mats Seuntjens , Burak Yılmaz and Paul Gladon .
Fortuna Sittard made 2 changes: D. Erdogan for A. Ferati (46′) and G. Cox for C. Bassett (86′).
Top player: Doğan Erdoğan
Probably the most impressive player in Fortuna Sittard was Doğan Erdoğan.
His rating iswith 29 passes (93% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 5.
FC Utrecht: Formation and Lineups
FC Utrecht started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
On the opposite side, Henk Fraser played with: Vasilis Barkas , Hidde ter Avest , Mark van der Maarel , Nick Viergever , Djevencio van der Kust , Moussa Sylla , Jens Toornstra , Luuk Brouwers , Othman Boussaid , Bas Dost and Daishawn Redan .
FC Utrecht made 4 changes: D. Redan for A. Douvikas (63′), H. ter Avest for S. Klaiber (63′), O. Boussaid for A. Younes (88′) and D. van der Kust for D. Warmerdam (89′).
Top player: Anastasios Douvikas
The player who no doubt impressed FC Utrecht the most was Anastasios Douvikas.
His rating iswith 3 goals, 8 passes (75% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 4.
His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 63′.