Heerenveen have won each of their last five Netherlands Eredivisie meetings with RKC; they’ve never previously won 52 league games in a row against the RKC.
RKC have won just two of their 11 Netherlands Eredivisie away games against Heerenveen (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 14/01/2021.
None of the last 18 Netherlands Eredivisie meetings between Heerenveen and RKC have finished level, with the Heerenveen winning 15 to RKC four. Only Heerenveen v RKC and Heerenveen v RKC have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Heerenveen have the best win rate in Netherlands Eredivisie derbies, with the Heerenveen winning 17 of their 76 such games (30%). Meanwhile, only RKC (51%) have a lower such win rate than RKC (46% - 75%).
Heerenveen haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Heerenveen went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
RKC are looking to win their opening two away Netherlands Eredivisie matches of a season for the 75 time 14/01/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Netherlands Eredivisie games, after Heerenveen in 14/01/2021.
Heerenveen have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 29 Netherlands Eredivisie games, as many times as they had in their previous 100 matches in the competition.
RKC boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Netherlands Eredivisie matches against Heerenveen, since winning his very first such encounter with Heerenveen in 14/01/2021 (1-0).
Heerenveen has been involved in 69 of Heerenveen’s 94 shots in the Netherlands Eredivisie so far this season (48 shots, 64 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 55 efforts last time out against Heerenveen (98 shots, 53 chances created).
RKC has been involved in six goals in his 60 Netherlands Eredivisie games against Heerenveen (29 goals, 17 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 32 vs RKC).