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Almere City are the guests at Sportcomplex Zoudenbalch on Friday for the Eerste Divisie meeting with home side Jong Utrecht.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Jong Utrecht v Almere City game - plus the latest betting odds.
Jong Utrecht, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 0-4 Eerste Divisie victory against FC Oss.
In that game, Jong Utrecht managed 41% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Jong Utrecht, goals were scored by Jeredy Hilterman (24', 46'), Oussama Alou (43') and Aurelio Oehlers (82'). At the other end, FC Oss had 21 shots at goal with 4 on target.
Fixtures featuring Jong Utrecht have proved to be entertaining ones lately with plenty of scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past 6 games alone, a total of 20 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 10 of these belonging to Jong Utrecht. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, however.
Coming into this fixture, Jong Utrecht are without a win at home for the past 5 league games. That's never good.
Almere City will go into this game after a 1-0 Eerste Divisie win vs Jong Ajax in their most recent outing.
In that game, Almere City had 54% possession and 11 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Almere City was John Yeboah (75'). On the other side, Jong Ajax got 6 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
In the course of their six most recent matches, Jeroen Rijsdijk's Almere City have had reason to celebrate scoring 6 times thus yielding them the goals scored per game average of 1.
Coming into this fixture, Almere City are without an away win for the past 4 league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head clashes stretching back to 24/11/2017 shows us that Jong Utrecht have won 1 of them and Almere City 5, with the number of drawn results being 0.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 24 overall which averages out at 4 goals per meeting.
The last league game featuring these sides was Eerste Divisie match day 15 on 04/12/2020 when the final score was Almere City 4-1 Jong Utrecht.
The match was refereed by Robin Gansner.
Team News: Jong Utrecht
Jong Utrecht boss Ab Plugboer doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match owing to a fully injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Almere City
Almere City manager Jeroen Rijsdijk has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Stijn Keller (Ankle Injury), Anass Ahannach (Knee Surgery), Xian Emmers (Knock), Radinio Balker (Groin Injury), Elias Sörensen (Hamstring Injury) and Bram van Vlerken (Syndesmotic ligament tear) miss out here. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Faris Hammouti and Thibaut Lesquoy.
We think that Jong Utrecht will need to push hard to score against this Almere City outfit who we reckon will win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We’re going for a very even contest with a 0-1 winning score for Almere City when the referee blows for full-time.
Looking forward to this.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sportcomplex Zoudenbalch (450)
Chairman: Paul Verhoeff
Manager: Ab Plugboer
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 18
🔑 Star Man: Tim Pieters
Mostly taking up the Left Wing position, Tim Pieters was born in Utrecht, Netherlands. Having made his senior debut playing for Jong Utrecht in the 2020 - 2021 season, the talented Forward has contributed 5 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 31 appearances.