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The Eerste Divisie game at Stadion De Vijverberg on Friday will see hosts De Graafschap take to the field against opponents FC Volendam.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the De Graafschap v FC Volendam match are shown here - as well as up-to-date odds.
De Graafschap will be looking for a repeat result of a 0-2 Eerste Divisie victory versus FC Emmen.
In that match, De Graafschap had 39% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For De Graafschap, the goalscorers were Giovanni Korte (57') and Danzell Gravenberch (84'). For their opponents, FC Emmen had 9 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
Reinier Robbemond's De Graafschap have found the net a sum total of 9 times in their preceding six outings. The corresponding number of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures stands at 7.
FC Volendam come into this match after a 5-0 Eerste Divisie win versus MVV in their last game.
In that match, FC Volendam managed 65% possession and 24 shots on goal with 11 on target. For FC Volendam, goals were scored by Daryl van Mieghem (11', 41', 69'), Robert Mühren (57') and Calvin Twigt (62'). MVV got 5 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target.
Proving their appetite for eventful matches, goals have been seen as many as 23 times in the prior 6 matches in which FC Volendam have sent out their troops, making it a mean average of 3.83 goals each fixture. Their opponents have hit 11 of these goals. Regardless, it remains to be seen whether such a trend might be replicated in this next match or not.
A look at their previous results shows us that FC Volendam:
- are undefeated in their last 5 away league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 22/09/2017 shows that De Graafschap have won 3 of these and FC Volendam 1, with the number of drawn results being 2.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 24 in all which averages out at 4 goals per match.
The previous league clash between these clubs was Eerste Divisie match day 21 on 24/01/2021 which finished with the scoreline of FC Volendam 1-4 De Graafschap.
The match was refereed by Edwin van de Graaf.
Team News: De Graafschap
Thomas Kleinpenning (Minor Knock), Hamza Bouihrouchane (Minor Knock) and Jonathan Vergara Berrio (Knee Injury) will not be able to play for De Graafschap boss Reinier Robbemond.
Team News: FC Volendam
FC Volendam boss Wim Jonk has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Mike Eerdhuijzen (Overstretching), Leon Maloney (Knock), Dean James (Minor Knock), Derry John Murkin (Foot Injury) and Filip Stankovic (Knock) miss out here.
Our assessment is that FC Volendam are dangerous enough to break down this De Graafschap lineup, although that probably won’t quite be enough to avoid defeat.
Our tip is for a narrow 2-1 victory for De Graafschap by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion De Vijverberg (12,600)
Captain: Ted van de Pavert
Chairman: Martin Mos
Manager: Reinier Robbemond
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 3
⭐ Star Man: Giovanni Korte
Mostly playing in the Right Wing position, Giovanni Korte was born in Netherlands. After having made a senior debut playing for ADO Den Haag in the 2012 - 2013 season, the skilful Forward has struck 2 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2021 - 2022 campaign to date from a total of 4 appearances.