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MVV meet visiting rivals Almere City at De Geusselt in the Eerste Divisie clash on Saturday.
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MVV will be looking for an improved result here after the 3-0 Eerste Divisie losing effort in their last game against Jong Utrecht.
Derensili Sanches Fernandes (15') and Mees Rijks (50', 57') scored for Jong Utrecht.
Fixtures involving MVV have proved to be absorbing affairs lately with a lot of goalmouth action anticipated. Over their past 6 clashes alone, the sum of 20 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 10 of these being chalked up by MVV.
Ahead of this clash, MVV are unbeaten in their previous 10 home league matches. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
Almere City come into this clash following on from a 2-1 Eerste Divisie win with the downing of FC Dordrecht in their previous game.
For Almere City, the goals were scored by Stije Resink (2') and Anthony Limbombe (86'). Samuele Longo (4') scored for FC Dordrecht.
In their previous half-dozen clashes, Almere City have amassed a total of 11 goals. Almere City have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. Over that period, they’ve seen 7 goals go into their own net. Nevertheless, we’ll just have to find out if such a trend shall continue on in this next match or not.
Coming into this contest, Almere City are undefeated in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 08/03/2019 tells us that MVV have won 3 of these games & Almere City 1, with the tally of draws being 2.
A combined total of 14 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 from MVV and 6 for De Zwarte Schapen. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
The previous league meeting featuring these clubs was Eerste Divisie match day 32 on 27/03/2022 when it ended MVV 0-3 Almere City.
On that occasion, MVV managed 43% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target.
Almere City got 25 shots on goal with 13 on target. Ilias Alhaft (39', 45') and Jonas Arweiler (92') scored.
The referee was Robin Gansner.
Team News: MVV
Regarding absentees, there’s just one fitness concern for the MVV gaffer Maurice Verberne to be concerned with due to a largely intact group of players. Rico Zeegers (Foot surgery) is out of contention.
Team News: Almere City
Almere City manager Alex Pastoor has to choose a team with limited availability. Jorrit Smeets (Knee Injury) and Faiz Mattoir (Cruciate Ligament Injury) are not ready for selection.
We envisage that Almere City and MVV could both end up scoring in what appears to be a good match-up, with little separating these two teams.
There should be little in it, and a draw looks to be quite a realistic result. That is why we are leaning toward a 1-1 scoreline at the conclusion of the game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: De Geusselt (10,000)
Captain: Sven Blummel
Chairman: Marcel Jöris
Manager: Maurice Verberne
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 3
⭐ Key Man: Jarne Steuckers
Usually taking up the Right Wing position, Jarne Steuckers was born in St. Truiden, Belgium. Having made his senior debut playing for Sint-Truidense VV in the 2020 - 2021 season, the dangerous Forward has struck 5 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2022 - 2023 season so far coming from a total of 13 appearances.