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De Graafschap will arrive at Sportcomplex Zoudenbalch on Friday for the Eerste Divisie clash with home team Jong Utrecht.
Our Jong Utrecht v De Graafschap predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
Jong Utrecht will be wanting a better result here after the 2-1 Eerste Divisie defeat in their last game at the hands of Willem II.
In that match, Jong Utrecht had 31% possession and 1 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. The only player to score for Jong Utrecht was Nazjir Held (21'). Willem II got 26 shots on goal with 8 on target. Max Svensson (67') and Jeredy Hilterman (77') scored for Willem II.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games where Jong Utrecht haven’t conceded. The reality is that Jong Utrecht have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 11 goals along the way.
Taking a look at their past results, Jong Utrecht:
- have left without a victory over De Graafschap when playing them at home in the last 5 matches in the league.
- haven't won against De Graafschap in their last 10 matches in the league.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
De Graafschap will go into the clash following on from a 1-2 Eerste Divisie win versus Telstar in their most recent match.
In that game, De Graafschap managed 49% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 7 on target. For De Graafschap, goals were scored by David Flakus Bosilj (60') and Devin Haen (81'). Telstar had 16 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Mohammed Tahiri (87') scored for Telstar.
During their six previous matches, Jan Vreman's De Graafschap have had reason to celebrate scoring 9 times, yielding them a goals per game average of 1.5.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head results going back to 19/12/2020 shows that these fixtures have not been fruitful for Jong Utrecht. They’ve not managed to get themselves any victories whatsoever whereas De Graafschap have dominated them, beating them in 67 per cent of those ties.
A combined total of 15 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 4 of them from Jong Utrecht and 11 for Superboeren. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.5.
The last league clash featuring these sides was Eerste Divisie match day 22 on 30/01/2023 when it ended Jong Utrecht 1-1 De Graafschap.
The referee was Martijn Vos.
Team News: Jong Utrecht
The Jong Utrecht manager Ivar van Dinteren doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash thanks to a fully injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: De Graafschap
With a completely injury-free squad to choose from, the De Graafschap manager Jan Vreman has zero fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash.
We envisage that Jong Utrecht certainly have the ability to score against this De Graafschap team, although just one goal might not quite be enough.
We’re therefore expecting a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 win for De Graafschap after the 90.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sportcomplex Zoudenbalch (1,000)
Captain: Joshua Mukeh
Chairman: Pieter Leyssius
Manager: Ivar van Dinteren
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 16
🔑 Key Player: Tobias Augustinus-Jensen
Generally played in the Left Wing position, Tobias Augustinus-Jensen was born in Denmark. Having made his senior debut playing for Jong Utrecht in the 2022 - 2023 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored 2 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2023 - 2024 campaign so far in a total of 11 appearances.