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Roda JC Kerkrade arrive at Yanmar Stadion on Friday for the Eerste Divisie tie with home team Almere City.
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Almere City will be looking for an improved result here after a 5-1 Eerste Divisie defeat in their last game at the hands of Jong PSV.
The only name on the scoresheet from Almere City was Jonas Arweiler (23'). Simon Colyn (19'), Nigel Thomas (35'), Fedde Leysen (42'), Johan Bakayoko (72') and August Priske (81') scored for Jong PSV.
Fixtures featuring Almere City have often been lively ones lately with a lot of goalmouth action anticipated. Over their past six games alone, a total of 20 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 6 of these being chalked up by Almere City.
Coming into this fixture, Almere City haven't been beaten in the league by Roda JC Kerkrade in their last 6 matches.
Roda JC Kerkrade
Roda JC Kerkrade will go into this match following on from a 1-0 Eerste Divisie win versus MVV in their previous fixture.
In that match, Roda JC Kerkrade had 60% possession and 16 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for Roda JC Kerkrade was Patrick Pflücke (47'). On the other side, MVV got 12 shots at goal with 4 on target.
Looking at their form, and Roda JC Kerkrade have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals overall. Defensively, Roda JC Kerkrade have been far from perfect. Let’s find out if that trend will end up being sustained here.
Their previous form shows that Roda JC Kerkrade:
- have not emerged victorious against Almere City in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head meetings stretching back to 01/02/2019 shows that these encounters have not been fruitful for Roda JC Kerkrade. They have not been able to get themselves any victories at all while Almere City have simply been better than them, beating them in 67% of those games where they have faced each other.
A combined total of 17 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 11 from De Zwarte Schapen and 6 for De Koempels. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83.
The previous league meeting between these sides was Eerste Divisie match day 4 on 27/08/2021 when it ended Roda JC Kerkrade 3-4 Almere City.
In that match, Roda JC Kerkrade had 56% possession and 21 attempts at goal with 8 on target. The goals were scored by Patrick Pflücke (22'), Xian Emmers (64') and Dylan Vente (73').
Almere City got 21 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Maarten Pouwels (7'), Bradly van Hoeven (25'), Ramon Leeuwin (84') and Jonas Arweiler (92') scored.
The match was refereed by Alex Bos.
Team News: Almere City
Marcelencio Esajas (Minor Knock), Jordy Rullens (Corona virus), Ilias Alhaft (Hamstring Injury), Daniël Breedijk (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Jeffry Puriel (Minor Knock), Stijn Keller (Corona virus) and Steve Tunga (Longitudinal crack in the tendon) won’t be available for Almere City gaffer Alex Pastoor.
Team News: Roda JC Kerkrade
Roda JC Kerkrade boss Jurgen Streppel has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Jamil Takidine (Knock) and Florian Mayer (Unknown Injury) are those who can’t be considered. Benjamin Bouchouari is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We’re of the view that Almere City are likely to find the net against this Roda JC Kerkrade outfit, but a single goal probably shouldn’t be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re going for a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 victory for Roda JC Kerkrade after 90 minutes. Should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Yanmar Stadion (4,500)
Captain: Tim Receveur
Chairman: John Bes
Manager: Alex Pastoor
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 19
⭐ Key Man: Jonas Arweiler
Regularly used in the Striker position, Jonas Arweiler was born in Germany. Having played his first senior match for Jong Utrecht in the 2018 - 2019 season, the dangerous Forward has hit 8 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2021 - 2022 season so far in 19 appearances.