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Almere City will take to the pitch with the visiting MVV at Yanmar Stadion in the Eerste Divisie game on Friday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Almere City v MVV can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
Almere City will play in this fixture following on from a 4-4 Eerste Divisie tied result vs Excelsior.
In that match, Almere City managed 49% possession and 19 shots at goal with 7 on target. For Almere City, the goalscorers were Lance Duijvestijn (25'), Stije Resink (54' Own goal) and Jonas Arweiler (69', 74', 78'). At the other end, Excelsior got 17 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. Reuven Niemeijer (11', 82') and Thijs Dallinga (16') scored for Excelsior.
Fixtures featuring Almere City have often been lively affairs of late with plenty of scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past half dozen games, the sum of 26 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 4.33 goals per game) with 10 of these accredited to Almere City. Such a trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, though.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Almere City:
- have not emerged victorious against MVV in their last 6 matches in the league.
- are without a home win in the past 5 league matches. That's never good.
Since a loss in their previous game against Den Bosch in Eerste Divisie competition, MVV and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, MVV had 47% possession and 7 shots at goal with 1 on target. On the other side, Den Bosch got 14 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Steven van der Heijden (68') scored for Den Bosch.
The trend of at least one team not managing to score in games involving MVV has been fairly consistent recently. A glance at their last six outings shows that it has occurred 5 times. During these clashes, their opponents have hit a goal tally of 7 while MVV have scored 6.
Their prior results show that MVV:
- have not emerged victorious against Almere City when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. Not good.
- haven't been beaten by Almere City in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 05/05/2018 tells us that Almere City have won 1 of these and MVV 2, with the number of drawn games being 3.
A combined total of 18 goals were produced between them in this period, with 8 from De Zwarte Schapen and 10 for MVV. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
The last league match featuring the two was Eerste Divisie match day 30 on 26/03/2021 which finished with the scoreline of MVV 2-0 Almere City.
That time, MVV managed 41% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 on target. The goals were scored by Sven Blummel (73') and Joy-Lance Mickels (82').
On the other side, Almere City had 14 shots at goal with 5 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Christiaan Bax.
Team News: Almere City
The Almere City manager Gertjan Verbeek doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game thanks to a fully injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: MVV
Owing to a completely healthy group to choose from, the MVV boss Klaas Wels has zero fitness worries to report ahead of this match.
We believe that Almere City will most probably have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
However, MVV may well struggle to break down their defence - but, we do see them scoring here as well.
We can therefore see a comfortable 3-1 victory for Almere City by the time that 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)
Chairman: John Bes
Manager: Gertjan Verbeek
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 18
🔑 Key Man: Lance Duijvestijn
Regularly played in the Centre Midfield position, Lance Duijvestijn was born in Netherlands. Having made his senior debut playing for NEC in the 2018 - 2019 season, the accomplished Midfielder has managed to score 5 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2021 - 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 15 appearances.