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De Graafschap come up against guests Go Ahead Eagles at Stadion De Vijverberg in the Eerste Divisie fixture on Sunday.
Our De Graafschap v Go Ahead Eagles predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
De Graafschap will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 0-1 Eerste Divisie victory against Jong Utrecht.
In that match, De Graafschap managed 52% possession and 12 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for De Graafschap was Daryl van Mieghem (22'). Jong Utrecht got 9 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
Mike Snoei's De Graafschap have celebrated scoring 6 times in their past 6 outings. Conversely, the number of goals that they have conceded in those fixtures stands at 8.
Their previous form shows that De Graafschap:
- have not lost a league tie with Go Ahead Eagles in their last 8 matches. A long run without a loss.
- have not won at home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Go Ahead Eagles
Go Ahead Eagles will come into the meeting after a 0-1 Eerste Divisie win to beat NAC Breda in their last match.
In that game, Go Ahead Eagles managed 49% possession and 23 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Go Ahead Eagles was Jeroen Veldmate (30'). On the other side, NAC Breda had 5 attempts on goal with 0 on target.
A series of dependable displays by the Go Ahead Eagles defence has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their past 6 clashes combined. During the same time, their forwards have scored 13.
Their previous form shows that Go Ahead Eagles:
- have left without a victory over De Graafschap when having played them away from home in the previous 4 matches in the league. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- haven't been defeated by De Graafschap when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 9 league matches away from home. Impressive, to say the least.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 22/05/2016 shows that De Graafschap have won 2 of these games & Go Ahead Eagles 0, with the tally of drawn results standing at 4.
13 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 9 for Superboeren and 4 netted by Trots aan de IJssel. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
The last league encounter between the two was Eerste Divisie match day 2 on 13/10/2020 when it ended Go Ahead Eagles 0-0 De Graafschap.
The referee was Christiaan Bax.
Team News: De Graafschap
There’s just a single fitness concern for the De Graafschap manager Mike Snoei to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength squad. Jonathan Vergara Berrio (Knee Injury) is out of contention. Danny Verbeek is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Go Ahead Eagles
GA Eagles manager Kees van Wonderen has not got a full squad to pick from. Antoine Rabillard (Corona virus), Sam Crowther (Heart Condition), Mitchel Michaelis (Thigh Problems), Zakaria Eddahchouri (Corona virus) and Frank Ross (Torn Knee Ligament) are not ready for selection.
Here, we’re thinking that Go Ahead Eagles will do well to score goals against this De Graafschap outfit who we reckon will end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
Therefore, we predict a very even contest with a 1-0 advantage for De Graafschap at the end of this one.
Should be interesting.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion De Vijverberg (12,600)
Captain: Ralf Seuntjens
Chairman: Martin Mos
Manager: Mike Snoei
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 2
⭐ Star Man: Ralf Seuntjens
Typically used in the Striker position, Ralf Seuntjens was born in Boeimeer, Netherlands. Having made his senior debut playing for RBC in the 2008 - 2009 season, the accomplished Forward has hit 14 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 30 appearances.