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The Eerste Divisie clash at Stadion De Vijverberg on Saturday will see home side De Graafschap facing opposition in the form of Roda JC Kerkrade.
Our De Graafschap v Roda JC Kerkrade predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (including the best match odds).
De Graafschap are hoping to win again after their last result, a 4-2 Eerste Divisie success over Den Bosch.
For De Graafschap, the scorers were Toine van Huizen (45'), Julian Lelieveld (53' Own goal), Daryl van Mieghem (59'), Elmo Lieftink (62') and Johnatan Opoku (79'). Jizz Hornkamp (80') was the scorer for Den Bosch.
It has been seldom in recent times that De Graafschap have shown defensive steel. In fact, Superboeren have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 7 goals in the process. That kind of pattern might not be continued here, however.
Looking at the pre-match facts, De Graafschap:
- have not lost a league tie with Roda JC Kerkrade in their last 3 matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 15 home league matches. Incredible, really.
Roda JC Kerkrade
Roda JC Kerkrade will go into this clash after a 3-0 Eerste Divisie win in the defeat of FC Oss in their previous match.
For Roda JC Kerkrade, the scorers were Stefano Marzo (30'), Roland Alberg (38') and Jordy Croux (41').
The trend of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games featuring Roda JC Kerkrade has become fairly consistent of late. Examining their last 6 meetings reveals that it has occurred 5 times. In those clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal total of 8 while De Koempels have scored 13.
Coming into this contest, Roda JC Kerkrade have not beaten De Graafschap when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels stretching back to 28/11/2014, both clubs have shared the honours with De Graafschap winning 2 of those games, Roda JC Kerkrade 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A combined sum of 13 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 8 for Superboeren and 5 being from De Koempels. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
The last league game between these sides was Eerste Divisie match day 26 on 14/02/2020 when it ended De Graafschap 2-0 Roda JC Kerkrade.
The referee was Martin Perez.
Team News: De Graafschap
There aren’t many selection issues, with just the lone fitness concern for the De Graafschap gaffer Mike Snoei to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed group of players. Jonathan Vergara Berrio (Knee Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Roda JC Kerkrade
Roda JC manager Jurgen Streppel has multiple availability issues to deal with. Mitchel Keulen (Minor Knock) and Jan Hoekstra (Shoulder Injury) will not be playing here.
We feel that in this game, De Graafschap can and should convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
In contrast, Roda JC Kerkrade won’t find it easy to find the back of the net although we do think it’s probable that they will be getting the chances to score, too.
We can therefore see a decent 3-1 winning score for De Graafschap when all’s said and done.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion De Vijverberg (12,600)
Captain: Ralf Seuntjens
Chairman: Martin Mos
Manager: Mike Snoei
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 7