The Eredivisie meeting at Cambuur-Stadion on Sunday sees hosts SC Cambuur go into battle with opponents RKC Waalwijk.
View all SC Cambuur v RKC Waalwijk tips, stats and our pre-match poll below - along with the latest match odds.
SC Cambuur will be hoping for a better result after the 4-1 Eredivisie defeat in their last game at the hands of Sparta Rotterdam.
The only player to score from SC Cambuur was Marco Tol (9'). Koki Saito (30'), Mica Pinto (38'), Joshua Kitolano (42') and Younes Namli (50') scored for Sparta Rotterdam.
SC Cambuur have found it difficult to unlock defences of late. Their goals record stands at just 1 vs opponents over the course of their previous six matches. In those meetings, SC Cambuur have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them total 18. We shall soon find out if that trend will be sustained here.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that SC Cambuur:
- have not registered a win against RKC Waalwijk in their last 2 league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 3 matches in the league.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of FC Twente in Eredivisie competition, RKC Waalwijk and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
Gijs Smal (10'), Manfred Ugalde (34'), Ramiz Zerrouki (50'), Michal Sadílek (74') and Pleguezuelo (86') scored for FC Twente.
Illustrating their penchant for fruitful encounters, the back of the net has been hit 23 times in the last 6 matches in which RKC Waalwijk have played, giving a mean average of 3.83 goals per meeting. Their opponents have hit 15 of these goals.
Ahead of this clash, RKC Waalwijk haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 07/09/2018 tells us that SC Cambuur have won 3 of these games & RKC Waalwijk 1, with the tally of drawn results standing at 2.
A combined sum of 17 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 9 of them from Herten and 8 created by RKC. The average goals per game has been 2.83.
The last league contest between the two was Eredivisie match day 7 on 17/09/2022 which finished with the scoreline of RKC Waalwijk 5-1 SC Cambuur.
The referee was Sander van der Eijk.
Team News: SC Cambuur
In our view, Herten will probably use the 4-2-3-1 system for this one with Robbin Ruiter, Doke Schmidt, Calvin Mac-Intosch, Floris Smand, Alex Bangura, Mees Hoedemakers, Jamie Jacobs, David Sambissa, Navarone Foor, Mitchell Paulissen and Roberts Uldrikis.
Team News: RKC Waalwijk
From our viewpoint, RKC Waalwijk appear most likely to elect for a 3-5-2 system with a starting lineup of Etienne Vaessen, Dario van den Buijs, Jurien Gaari, Shawn Adewoye, Julian Lelieveld, Yassin Oukili, Vurnon Anita, Pelle Clement, Thierry Lutonda, Mats Seuntjens and Michiel Kramer.
Our feeling is that RKC Waalwijk have it within them to create a decent amount of chances and shots on target.
However, SC Cambuur could well find it tough to score themselves but we do see them managing to get on the scoresheet as well here.
Our selection here is for a fairly comfortable 1-3 winning score for RKC Waalwijk by the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Cambuur-Stadion (10,500)
Captain: Alex Bangura
Chairman: Ard de Graaf
Manager: Sjors Ultee
Competitions: Eredivisie position 18
⭐ Key Player: Mees Hoedemakers
Mostly deployed in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Mees Hoedemakers was born in Zaandam, Netherlands. After making a first senior appearance for Jong AZ in the 2017 - 2018 season, the talented Midfielder has hit 3 league goals in this Eredivisie 2022 - 2023 campaign to date coming from a total of 28 appearances.