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The Eerste Divisie meeting at Sportpark De Toekomst on Friday will see home side Jong Ajax playing against De Graafschap.
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Jong Ajax will be looking for an improved result here following the 1-0 Eerste Divisie loss in their previous game against Almere City.
In that match, Jong Ajax managed 46% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 1 on target. At the other end, Almere City got 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target. John Yeboah (75') scored for Almere City.
Under three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Jong Ajax have taken part. Breaking down the goal split in this period, opposing sides scored a total of 8 and Jong Ajax managed the sum of 2. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily follow through into this game, however.
Pre-game facts show that Jong Ajax:
- are winless against De Graafschap in their last 2 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league matches.
In their previous fixture, De Graafschap drew 1-1 in the Eerste Divisie match with SC Cambuur.
In that game, De Graafschap had 32% possession and 7 shots at goal with 2 on target. On the other side, SC Cambuur had 7 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Michael Breij (31' Own goal) and Giovanni Korte (60') scored for SC Cambuur.
In the course of their 6 latest matches, Mike Snoei's De Graafschap have found the back of the net 7 times - giving them the goals per game average of 1.17.
Coming into this contest, De Graafschap are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 17/10/2016 shows that Jong Ajax have won 2 of these games and De Graafschap 3, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 31 overall which averages out at 5.17 goals per match.
The previous league game featuring these sides was Eerste Divisie match day 16 on 11/12/2020 which ended up with the score at De Graafschap 2-2 Jong Ajax.
The referee was Laurens Gerrets.
Team News: Jong Ajax
Jong Ajax boss Mitchell van der Gaag will be thankful to have no fitness concerns at all before this clash thanks to a completely healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: De Graafschap
Thanks to a mainly full-strength group, there is just the lone fitness issue for the De Graafschap gaffer Mike Snoei to be concerned about. Jonathan Vergara Berrio (Knee Injury) won’t be in action.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Jong Ajax will have a tough ask to see themselves scoring against this De Graafschap outfit who should score & stay on top.
We’re going for a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 winning score for De Graafschap at the end of the match.
We’ll see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sportpark De Toekomst (2,250)
Captain: Youri Regeer
Chairman: Frank Eijken
Manager: Mitchell van der Gaag
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 16
⭐ Star Player: Naci Ünüvar
Typically deployed in the Left Wing position, Naci Ünüvar was born in Zaandam, Netherlands. After having played his first senior match for Jong Ajax in the 2019 - 2020 season, the gifted Forward has managed 7 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 29 appearances.