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VVV-Venlo will be facing visiting side SC Cambuur at Covebo Stadion – De Koel in this Eerste Divisie meeting on Friday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for VVV-Venlo v SC Cambuur can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
VVV-Venlo will be hoping to bounce back here following the 1-3 Eerste Divisie loss in their previous game against Willem II.
In that game, VVV-Venlo managed 45% possession and 9 shots at goal with 7 on target. The scorer for VVV-Venlo was Rick Ketting (89'). Willem II had 17 shots on goal with 11 of them on target. Thijs Oosting (57'), Raffael Behounek (63') and Freek Heerkens (80') scored for Willem II.
At least three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the past 6 meetings where VVV-Venlo have taken part. Their opponents scored 13 times in these games whereas VVV-Venlo amassed a tally of 10. Having said that, we must now wait to see if the trend will continue on in this next game.
Their previous form shows that VVV-Venlo:
- are unbeaten in the league by SC Cambuur in their last 2 matches.
- have not won at home in their last 4 league matches. Fans are getting restless.
In their last fixture, SC Cambuur drew 1-1 in the Eerste Divisie match with Roda JC Kerkrade.
In that match, SC Cambuur managed 48% possession and 12 shots at goal with 6 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for SC Cambuur was Milan Smit (4'). At the other end, Roda JC got 13 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Walid Ould-Chikh (13') was the scorer for Roda JC Kerkrade.
Indicating their predisposition for action-packed encounters, goals have been scored 24 times in the prior 6 matches in which SC Cambuur have taken to the pitch, giving a mean average of 4 goals each meeting. Their opponents have hit 6 from this total.
Heading into this contest, SC Cambuur are undefeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head meetings going back to 15/08/2008 tells us that VVV-Venlo have won 3 of them and SC Cambuur 2, with the number of draws standing at 1.
A combined sum of 17 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 from Venlose trots and 8 coming from Herten. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83.
The previous league fixture featuring these clubs was Eerste Divisie match day 20 on 13/01/2017 when it finished SC Cambuur 0-2 VVV-Venlo.
The referee was Jeroen Manschot.
Team News: VVV-Venlo
The VVV-Venlo boss Rick Kruys has zero fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match thanks to a fully injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: SC Cambuur
With a completely injury-free squad available to select from, the SC Cambuur boss Henk de Jong doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game.
We are of the inclination to think that SC Cambuur and VVV-Venlo could well end up finding themselves trading goals here.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we get quite a few goals with scores finishing level. That is why we are leaning toward a really entertaining tussle with a 2-2 score draw at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Covebo Stadion – De Koel (8,000)
Captain: Rick Ketting
Chairman: Ineke Gutterswijk-Luiten
Manager: Rick Kruys
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 7
⭐ Key Man: Martijn Berden
Generally used in the Right Wing position, Martijn Berden was born in Den Haag, Netherlands. Having made his senior debut playing for Jong PSV in the 2015 - 2016 season, the accomplished Forward has struck 3 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2023 - 2024 season so far from a total of 14 appearances.