The Eerste Divisie clash at Stadion De Vijverberg on Friday will see hosts De Graafschap do battle with Jong AZ.
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De Graafschap will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 1-2 Eerste Divisie triumph over NEC.
For De Graafschap, the goalscorers were Daryl van Mieghem (50') and Ted van de Pavert (76'). Elayis Tavsan (85') scored for NEC.
Matches featuring De Graafschap have often been exciting ones lately with plenty of scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past six clashes alone, the sum total of 21 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 15 of them being chalked up by Superboeren.
Going into this one, De Graafschap are unbeaten in their last 5 home league matches.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Go Ahead Eagles in Eerste Divisie competition, Jong AZ will be hoping to turn things around here.
Jeroen Veldmate (32'), Giannis-Fivos Botos (57') and Sam Beukema (60') scored for Go Ahead Eagles.
Indicating their bias toward high-scoring encounters, goals have been seen as many as 30 times in the previous six matches in which Jong AZ have taken to the pitch, giving a mean average of 5 goals per fixture. Their opponents have hit 20 of these goals. That trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this game, though.
Coming into this fixture, Jong AZ are without an away win for the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
The last league match between these clubs was Eerste Divisie match day 4 on 21/09/2020 when the final score was Jong AZ 7-3 De Graafschap.
The referee was Robin Gansner.
Team News: De Graafschap
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just a single fitness concern for the De Graafschap gaffer Mike Snoei to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Jonathan Vergara Berrio (Knee Injury) misses out. Julian Lelieveld will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Jong AZ
Owing to a fully injury-free group to pick from, Jong AZ boss Michel Vonk doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash.
De Graafschap should have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
However, Jong AZ may well find it hard getting goals although we do reckon that they could well end up hitting back at some stage here, too.
Our tip is for a 3-1 win for De Graafschap at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion De Vijverberg (12,600)
Captain: Ralf Seuntjens
Chairman: Martin Mos
Manager: Mike Snoei
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 2
🔑 Star Player: Daryl van Mieghem
Typically taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Daryl van Mieghem was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. After having played his first senior match for Heracles Almelo in the 2011 - 2012 season, the talented Forward has contributed 6 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 22 appearances.