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FC Dordrecht will be visiting Yanmar Stadion on Friday for the Eerste Divisie clash with home side Almere City.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Almere City v FC Dordrecht are shown on this page - as well as up-to-date odds.
Almere City will be hoping for a better result after a 2-4 Eerste Divisie defeat in their last game at the hands of Jong Ajax.
In that match, Almere City had 37% possession and 7 shots at goal with 4 on target. For Almere City, the scorers were Lance Duijvestijn (11') and Tijmen Wildeboer (88'). For their opponents, Jong Ajax had 25 shots at goal with 12 on target. Mohammed Kudus (20') and Max de Waal (55', 77', 83') scored for Jong Ajax.
It has been seldom in recent times that Almere City have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Almere City have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 11 goals in the process. We shall soon find out if that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Ahead of this meeting, Almere City have not been beaten in the league by FC Dordrecht in their last 4 matches.
Since being beaten in their last game against Telstar in Eerste Divisie action, FC Dordrecht and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, FC Dordrecht had 47% possession and 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Telstar had 12 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Özgür Aktas (71') was the scorer for Telstar.
Looking at their form, and FC Dordrecht have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 11 goals in total. In defence, FC Dordrecht have not been doing too well.
Looking at the pre-match facts, FC Dordrecht:
- have not beaten Almere City when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head clashes dating back to 23/11/2018 shows that Almere City have won 3 of these and FC Dordrecht 1, with the tally of drawn games standing at 2.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 22 overall which averages out at 3.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league contest featuring the two was Eerste Divisie match day 21 on 22/01/2021 when the final score was Almere City 3-0 FC Dordrecht.
The referee was Christiaan Bax.
Team News: Almere City
Oussama Bouyaghlafen (Knock), Jonas Arweiler (Ill) and Faris Hammouti (Groin Injury) will not be able to play for Almere City gaffer Gertjan Verbeek.
Team News: FC Dordrecht
FC Dordrecht boss Michele Santoni has to currently contend with reduced team options. Devon Koswal (Knock), Thomas Schalekamp (Knock), Kevin Vermeulen (Knock), Max van Herk (Surgery), Jacky Donkor (Knock) and Alessio Miceli (Knock) miss out here.
We’re inclined to think that FC Dordrecht must be fancied to put a goal past this Almere City outfit, although that possibly won’t quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We are anticipating a narrow 2-1 victory for Almere City after 90 minutes. Definitely a tough call.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Yanmar Stadion (4,500)
Captain: Ryan Koolwijk
Chairman: John Bes
Manager: Gertjan Verbeek
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 15
🔑 Key Player: Ilias Alhaft
Mostly played in the Left Wing position, Ilias Alhaft was born in Netherlands. After having made a senior debut playing for Sparta Rotterdam in the 2016 - 2017 season, the dangerous Forward has managed 3 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in a total of 6 appearances.