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The Eerste Divisie game at Yanmar Stadion on Friday will see hosts Almere City doing battle with Jong Ajax.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Almere City v Jong Ajax match are shown here - as well as up-to-date odds.
Almere City go into this match after a 2-2 Eerste Divisie stalemate versus De Graafschap.
In that game, Almere City managed 59% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For Almere City, the goals were scored by Elias Sørensen (45') and Thomas Verheijdt (59'). De Graafschap had 16 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Elmo Lieftink (3') and Jesse Schuurman (90') scored for De Graafschap.
In their preceding 6 fixtures, Jeroen Rijsdijk's Almere City have managed to score a combined total of 5 times - an average number of goals scored per match of 0.83.
Coming into this clash, Almere City are undefeated in their last 4 league matches at home.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against NEC in Eerste Divisie action, Jong Ajax and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Jong Ajax managed 60% possession and 12 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. On the other side, NEC had 15 shots at goal with 4 on target. Édgar Barreto (34') was the scorer for NEC.
Looking at their form, and Jong Ajax have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, conceding 10 goals in all. Defensively, Jong Ajax certainly have room for improvement.
Their past results show that Jong Ajax:
- remain unbeaten by Almere City when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 6 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head meetings going back to 16/10/2017 shows us that Almere City have won 1 of them & Jong Ajax 5, with the number of drawn results being 0.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 29 in all at an average of 4.83 goals per meeting.
The previous league match between the two was Eerste Divisie match day 10 on 30/10/2020 when it finished Jong Ajax 1-4 Almere City.
The referee was Alex Bos.
Team News: Almere City
Anass Ahannach (Knee Surgery), Radinio Balker (Groin Injury), Xian Emmers (Knock) and Bram van Vlerken (Syndesmotic ligament tear) will be missing for Almere City manager Jeroen Rijsdijk.
Team News: Jong Ajax
With a fully healthy group available to choose from, Jong Ajax boss Mitchell van der Gaag has no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash.
It’s pretty clear that Jong Ajax will have a difficult task to put one past a Almere City side who will most probably really dictate the terms of this match.
We’re therefore predicting a 3-0 winning margin for Almere City when the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Yanmar Stadion (4,500)
Captain: Damon Mirani
Chairman: John Bes
Manager: Jeroen Rijsdijk
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 4
⭐ Star Player: Xian Emmers
Customarily played in the Centre Midfield position, Xian Emmers was born in Lugano, Switzerland. Having played his first senior match for Cremonese in the 2018 - 2019 season, the gifted Midfielder has managed to score 6 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 16 appearances.