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Jong Utrecht will host guests De Graafschap at Sportcomplex Zoudenbalch in the Eerste Divisie match on Monday.
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Jong Utrecht are hoping to win again following a 2-3 Eerste Divisie success vs Telstar.
In that game, Jong Utrecht had 34% possession and 11 shots on goal with 8 on target. For Jong Utrecht, the scorers were Remco Balk (8'), Jeredy Hilterman (15') and Odysseus Velanas (56'). For their opponents, Telstar had 13 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Glynor Plet (20') and Gyliano van Velzen (62') scored for Telstar.
It’s been seldom in recent times where Jong Utrecht have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Jong Utrecht have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 14 goals during that time.
Leading up to this clash, Jong Utrecht:
- have not registered a win against De Graafschap in their previous 5 league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 2 matches in the league.
Since a loss in their previous game against FC Dordrecht in Eerste Divisie action, De Graafschap and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, De Graafschap had 65% possession and 23 shots at goal with 6 on target. FC Dordrecht got 13 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. Nikolas Agrafiotis (34') and Naoufal Bannis (54', 61') scored for FC Dordrecht.
Looking at their form, and De Graafschap have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 9 goals in total. Defensively, Superboeren can certainly do much better. We will have to see whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Going into this encounter, De Graafschap remain unbeaten by Jong Utrecht in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 30/01/2017 shows that Jong Utrecht have won 1 of these & De Graafschap 4, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 28 overall at an average of 4.67 goals per match.
The previous league game between these sides was Eerste Divisie match day 17 on 19/12/2020 when the final score was De Graafschap 3-1 Jong Utrecht.
The referee was Erwin Blank.
Team News: Jong Utrecht
Jong Utrecht boss Ab Plugboer has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash with a completely healthy group available to select from.
Team News: De Graafschap
Graafschap manager Mike Snoei has to choose a team with limited availability. Jasper Van Heertum (Knock) and Jonathan Vergara Berrio (Knee Injury) miss out here. Ted van de Pavert will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Our assessment is that Jong Utrecht are certainly able to breach the defence of this De Graafschap team, although one goal might not quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
Our selection here is for a very close game with a 1-2 victory for De Graafschap at the end of this one. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sportcomplex Zoudenbalch (450)
Chairman: Paul Verhoeff
Manager: Ab Plugboer
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 16
🔑 Star Player: Mohamed Mallahi
Mostly played in the Striker position, Mohamed Mallahi was born in Netherlands. After making a first senior appearance for Jong Utrecht in the 2017 - 2018 season, the gifted Forward has bagged 5 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 23 appearances.