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Den Bosch will do battle with visiting opponents Almere City at Stadion De Vliert in the Eerste Divisie clash on Friday.
Our Den Bosch v Almere City tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - as well as the best betting odds.
Den Bosch will be hoping for a better result after a 3-2 Eerste Divisie loss in their previous game against ADO Den Haag.
In that match, Den Bosch had 43% possession and 6 shots on goal with 3 on target. For Den Bosch, the scorers were Roy Kuijpers (35') and Soufyan Ahannach (92'). ADO Den Haag had 18 shots on goal with 4 on target. Thomas Verheydt (21', 55', 84') was the scorer for ADO Den Haag.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where Den Bosch haven’t conceded. In fact, Den Bosch have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 14 goals on the way.
Coming into this contest, Den Bosch haven't beaten Almere City in their previous 3 league matches.
Since tasting defeat last time out to De Graafschap in Eerste Divisie action, Almere City and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Almere City had 56% possession and 8 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Almere City was Bram van Vlerken (46'). At the other end, De Graafschap had 8 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Jasper van Heertum (63') and Julian Lelieveld (79') scored for De Graafschap.
Demonstrating their fondness for eventful matches, goals have been celebrated 23 times in the prior 6 matches in which Almere City have taken to the pitch, making it an average of 3.83 goals per fixture. Opposing teams have hit 12 of this grand total. Still, it remains to be seen if that trend will be sustained in this next match or not.
Taking a look at their past results, Almere City:
- have not been beaten by Den Bosch in away games against them for the last 7 league games. An impressive run.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head clashes stretching back to 21/09/2018 tells us that Den Bosch have won 1 of them and Almere City 4, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
A combined sum of 18 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them for Blue White Dragons and 12 belonging to De Zwarte Schapen. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was Eerste Divisie match day 29 on 19/03/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Almere City 2-0 Den Bosch.
In that match, Almere City had 46% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. The goalscorers were Faris Hammouti (44') and Thomas Verheijdt (64').
At the other end, Den Bosch had 10 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
The match was refereed by Marc Nagtegaal.
Team News: Den Bosch
Najim Haidary (Knock), Ryan Leijten (Muscle partial avulsion), Teun van Grunsven (Hamstring Injury), Linus Zimmer (Knock), Gijs Schalks (Concussion), Preben Stiers (Ankle Injury), Jordy van der Winden (Knee Surgery), Sebastiaan van Bakel (Minor Knock), Djumaney Burnet (Knock) and Dylan Ryan (Shoulder Injury) won’t be available for Den Bosch boss Jack de Gier. Jorn van Hedel cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Almere City
Almere City manager Gertjan Verbeek has to currently contend with reduced team options. Daniël Breedijk (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Anass Ahannach (Knock), Guillermo Gauna (Knock), Oussama Bouyaghlafen (Knock), Faris Hammouti (Groin Injury) and Tim Receveur (Hamstring Injury) miss out here.
We feel that Den Bosch have the capability to score against this Almere City team, but a single goal might not be enough to give them the result that they want.
We therefore reckon that it will be a 1-2 advantage for Almere City after the 90. There looks to be little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion De Vliert (8,500)
Captain: Wouter van der Steen
Chairman: Huub van Mackelenbergh
Manager: Jack de Gier
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 19
⭐ Star Man: Roy Kuijpers
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, Roy Kuijpers was born in 's Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. After having played his first senior match for Den Bosch in the 2020 - 2021 season, the skilful Forward has scored 5 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2021 - 2022 campaign so far from a total of 10 appearances.