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The Eredivisie meeting at Mandemakers Stadion on Saturday will see home side RKC Waalwijk facing opposition in the form of SC Cambuur.
All RKC Waalwijk v SC Cambuur game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
RKC Waalwijk will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 1-0 Eredivisie defeat last time out to PSV Eindhoven.
Cody Gakpo (96') scored for PSV Eindhoven.
It has been all too rare in recent times that RKC Waalwijk haven’t conceded. The facts show that RKC Waalwijk have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 9 goals in the process.
Ahead of this meeting, RKC Waalwijk have left without a victory over SC Cambuur in their previous 10 league matches.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of FC Groningen in Eredivisie competition, SC Cambuur and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
Tomáš Suslov (71') was the scorer for FC Groningen.
The attacking players from SC Cambuur have suffered from a shortage of goals in their past 6 clashes, contributing the poor return of only 4. In those fixtures, Herten have also seen the collective goal tally of their opponents equal 9. We will see if that trend can be continued on in this game.
Coming into this clash, SC Cambuur are undefeated by RKC Waalwijk in away games against them for the last 5 league games. An impressive run.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head meetings dating back to 16/02/2018 shows that RKC Waalwijk have won 0 of these games and SC Cambuur 3, with the number of drawn games being 3.
11 goals were scored between them in this period, with 3 of them for RKC and 8 created by Herten. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.83.
The last league fixture between the two was Eredivisie match day 32 on 06/05/2022 which ended up with the score at SC Cambuur 1-1 RKC Waalwijk.
That time, SC Cambuur had 52% possession and 14 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Goals were scored by Doke Schmidt (72' Own goal) and Milan Smit (95').
RKC Waalwijk had 20 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
The match was refereed by Joey Kooij.
Team News: RKC Waalwijk
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just one fitness concern for the RKC Waalwijk manager Joseph Oosting to contend with from of an almost fully healthy squad. Mika Biereth (Unknown Injury) will miss out.
In our view, RKC Waalwijk may well opt for a 3-4-1-2 formation for this one, beginning the first half with Etienne Vaessen, Julian Lelieveld, Shawn Adewoye, Dario van den Buijs, Jurien Gaari, Thierry Lutonda, Pelle Clement, Vurnon Anita, Said Bakari, Julen Lobete and Michiel Kramer.
Team News: SC Cambuur
SC Cambuur manager Henk de Jong has some current player fitness concerns. Maxim Gullit (Knee Injury), Leon Bergsma (Knee Problems) and Robin Maulun (Thigh Problems) miss out here.
From our viewpoint, Herten will likely play in a 4-3-3 formation by sending out Joao Virginia, Sai van Wermeskerken, Floris Smand, Marco Tol, Alex Bangura, Daniel van Kaam, Mees Hoedemakers, Mitchell Paulissen, S. van der, Roberts Uldrikis and Remco Balk.
Our assessment here is that SC Cambuur will need to apply a lot of pressure to get anything against this RKC Waalwijk team who we think will likely score at least once to put them ahead.
We’re therefore expecting a good battle with a 1-0 victory for RKC Waalwijk at the end of the 90 minutes.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mandemakers Stadion (7,500)
Captain: Michiel Kramer
Chairman: Frank van Mosselveld
Manager: Joseph Oosting
Competitions: Eredivisie position 12
⭐ Star Player: Iliass Bel Hassani
Normally used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Iliass Bel Hassani was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Having made his senior debut playing for Sparta Rotterdam in the 2010 - 2011 season, the dangerous Midfielder has bagged 2 league goals in this Eredivisie 2022 - 2023 season so far in a total of 5 appearances.