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Roda JC Kerkrade arrive at Cambuurstadion on Sunday for the Eerste Divisie meeting with home team SC Cambuur.
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SC Cambuur, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 1-2 Eerste Divisie success against ADO Den Haag.
In that game, SC Cambuur managed 51% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 on target. For SC Cambuur, the goalscorers were Fedde de Jong (37') and Roberts Uldriķis (46'). ADO Den Haag got 12 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Henk Veerman (85') was the scorer for ADO Den Haag.
SC Cambuur have been so strong in attack recently, smashing 19 goals past the opposition over the course of their last 6 matches. In those games, SC Cambuur have also seen the tally of goals scored against them total 8. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be continued into this game, however.
Roda JC Kerkrade
Previously, Roda JC Kerkrade drew 0-0 in the Eerste Divisie tie with FC Groningen.
In that game, Roda JC Kerkrade managed 39% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. At the other end, Groningen got 20 shots at goal with 6 of them on target.
Looking at their form, and Roda JC Kerkrade have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 9 goals overall. At the back, Roda JC Kerkrade certainly have room for improvement.
Their previous form shows that Roda JC Kerkrade:
- have not emerged victorious against SC Cambuur when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 league matches away from home.
- are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels dating back to 28/09/2018, there has been little between the sides with SC Cambuur winning 3 of those games, Roda JC Kerkrade 3 and 0 being draws in normal time.
A sum of 14 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 8 of them from Herten and 6 netted by De Koempels. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was Eerste Divisie match day 30 on 28/03/2021 when it finished Roda JC Kerkrade 3-1 SC Cambuur.
That day, Roda JC Kerkrade had 40% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. Goals were scored by Erik Falkenburg (32'), Patrick Pflücke (80') and Kees Luijckx (88').
On the other side, SC Cambuur had 15 shots at goal with 6 on target. Robert Mühren (85') scored.
The referee was Kevin Blom.
Team News: SC Cambuur
The SC Cambuur manager Henk de Jong has a full complement, with no fitness concerns at all coming into this clash owing to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: Roda JC Kerkrade
Roda JC Kerkrade boss Bas Sibum has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Koen Bucker (Groin injury) and Orhan Džepar (Ankle injury) are not ready for selection.
In this game, SC Cambuur have it within them to be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
Conversely, Roda JC Kerkrade may well struggle to get a goal of their own although we do see them scoring.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a controlled 3-1 margin for SC Cambuur come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Cambuurstadion (10,500)
Captain: Daniël van Kaam
Chairman: Ard de Graaf
Manager: Henk de Jong
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 6, KNVB Beker (Second round)
🔑 Star Man: Milan Smit
Typically playing in the Striker position, Milan Smit was born in Hollandscheveld, Netherlands. After having made a senior debut playing for SC Cambuur in the 2021 - 2022 season, the gifted Forward has managed 9 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2023 - 2024 season to date in a total of 13 appearances.