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The Eerste Divisie meeting at Stadion De Vijverberg on Friday will see hosts De Graafschap lock horns with FC Eindhoven.
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De Graafschap, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 1-2 Eerste Divisie victory vs Almere City.
In that match, De Graafschap had 44% possession and 8 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For De Graafschap, the goalscorers were Jasper van Heertum (63') and Julian Lelieveld (79'). For their opponents, Almere City got 8 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Bram van Vlerken (46') was the scorer for Almere City.
It’s been all too rare in recent games where De Graafschap have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that De Graafschap have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 9 goals along the way.
Heading into this contest, De Graafschap have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
FC Eindhoven head into the encounter following a 2-1 Eerste Divisie win with the downing of FC Oss in their last outing.
In that match, FC Eindhoven had 47% possession and 11 shots at goal with 5 on target. For FC Eindhoven, the goals were scored by Jort van der Sande (7') and Joey Sleegers (79'). FC Oss got 12 shots on goal with 5 on target. Justin Mathieu (63') was the scorer for FC Oss.
The stats don’t lie, and FC Eindhoven have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 10 goals in all. In defence, FC Eindhoven have some weaknesses to address. That pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward here, of course.
Their previous form shows that FC Eindhoven:
- haven't won against De Graafschap in games played away from home for the previous 5 league games. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 24/11/2017 tells us that De Graafschap have won 4 of them & FC Eindhoven 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 22 in total at an average of 3.67 goals per meeting.
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was Eerste Divisie match day 27 on 07/03/2021 which ended up with the score at De Graafschap 1-0 FC Eindhoven.
The match was refereed by Jochem Kamphuis.
Team News: De Graafschap
Guus Vaags (Fibula Fracture), Ted van de Pavert (Knee Surgery), Mees Kaandorp (Knock) and Danny Verbeek (Shoulder Injury) won’t be available for De Graafschap manager Reinier Robbemond.
Team News: FC Eindhoven
In an otherwise healthy group of players, there’s just the lone fitness worry for the FC Eindhoven boss Rob Penders to be concerned with. Justin Ogenia (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action. The suspended players who are serving a ban for this game are Enrico Hernández and Charles-Andreas Brym.
One thing is for certain, FC Eindhoven may well find it hard to be scoring even one goal against a De Graafschap lineup who certainly have the ability to create many chances to win well.
Our tip is for a very comfortable 3-0 winning scoreline for De Graafschap at the end of the 90 minutes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion De Vijverberg (12,600)
Captain: Ted van de Pavert
Chairman: Martin Mos
Manager: Reinier Robbemond
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 4
⭐ Key Man: Devin Haen
Customarily deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Devin Haen was born in Winterswijk, Netherlands. Having made a first senior appearance for De Graafschap in the 2021 - 2022 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has hit 3 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 7 appearances.