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Almere City make the trip to BUKO Stadion on Friday for the Eerste Divisie showdown with home team Telstar.
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Telstar will be hoping to bounce back here following the 3-0 Eerste Divisie defeat last time out to MVV.
In that match, Telstar managed 60% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 4 on target. On the other side, MVV had 12 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Mart Remans (13', 22') and Sven Blummel (39') scored for MVV.
At least three goals per game were seen in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Telstar have been involved. Opposition teams scored 15 of them in these games while Telstar totted up 7.
Analysis of their past results shows that Telstar:
- have not won against Almere City in their previous 3 matches in the league.
- haven’t won at home in the past 6 matches in the league. Things will have to change soon.
Almere City head into the clash following a 3-0 Eerste Divisie win against FC Oss in their most recent fixture.
In that game, Almere City had 58% possession and 26 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. For Almere City, goals were scored by Ilias Alhaft (56', 63') and Anass Ahannach (92'). FC Oss had 11 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
Looking at their form, and Almere City have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 12 goals in all. At the back, Almere City have some weaknesses to address. Let’s see whether or not that trend will be continued on in this game.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 30/11/2018 shows that Telstar have won 1 of them and Almere City 3, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
A total of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 7 of them for Witte Leeuwen and 11 belonging to De Zwarte Schapen. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was Eerste Divisie match day 33 on 12/04/2021 when the final score was Almere City 1-1 Telstar.
On that occasion, Almere City had 61% possession and 22 shots at goal with 8 on target. Their only player to score was Radinio Balker (95').
For their opponents, Telstar got 2 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Glynor Plet (14') scored.
The referee was Martijn Vos.
Team News: Telstar
Sven van Doorm (Knock), Vincent Regeling (Knock), Delvechio Blackson (Knock), Roman Tugarinov (Fitness) and Yassine Zakir (Knock) won’t be playing for Telstar gaffer Andries Jonker.
Team News: Almere City
Almere City manager Gertjan Verbeek has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Oussama Bouyaghlafen (Knock), Agil Etemadi (Hamstring Injury) and Faris Hammouti (Groin Injury) are not ready for selection.
We’re of the view that Telstar have the firepower to put a goal past this Almere City lineup, although just one goal is unlikely to be enough to give them the result that they want.
We can see a close game with a 1-2 advantage for Almere City when all is said and done. There looks to be little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: BUKO Stadion (3,625)
Chairman: Jakob Klompien
Manager: Andries Jonker
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 20
🔑 Star Player: Glynor Plet
Regularly played in the Striker position, Glynor Plet was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Having played his first senior match for Den Bosch in the 2005 - 2006 season, the skilful Forward has managed 2 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2021 - 2022 season so far from a total of 5 appearances.