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FC Emmen take on the visiting Den Bosch at De Oude Meerdijk in the Eerste Divisie clash on Friday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for FC Emmen v Den Bosch can be seen below including the latest game odds.
FC Emmen, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-2 Eerste Divisie success vs NAC Breda.
In that game, FC Emmen managed 46% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 5 on target. For FC Emmen, the goals were scored by Rui Mendes (10') and Lorenzo Burnet (59'). NAC Breda had 14 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Danny Bakker (45') scored for NAC Breda.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where FC Emmen haven’t conceded. The reality is that FC Emmen have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 7 goals in the process. Nevertheless, time will tell whether that pattern might be maintained in this match.
Coming into this fixture, FC Emmen are unbeaten in the league by Den Bosch in their previous 5 games.
Den Bosch will go into this clash after a 2-1 Eerste Divisie win against Jong AZ in their last game.
In that match, Den Bosch managed 44% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. The only player to score for Den Bosch was Roy Kuijpers (28', 84'). On the other side, Jong AZ got 21 attempts on goal with 9 on target. Yusuf Barasi (58') scored for Jong AZ.
The numbers tell their own story, and Den Bosch have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 12 goals in all. In defence, Den Bosch have not been doing too well.
A look at their previous results shows us that Den Bosch:
- haven't won against FC Emmen in games played away from home for the previous 5 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head clashes dating back to 21/08/2015 tells us that FC Emmen have won 3 of them and Den Bosch 1, with the tally of drawn games being 2.
A combined total of 16 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them for Rood-Witten and 7 being from Blue White Dragons. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The last league clash featuring these clubs was Eerste Divisie match day 37 on 23/04/2018 and the score finished Den Bosch 1-2 FC Emmen.
The referee was Rob Dieperink.
Team News: FC Emmen
Lentini Caciano (Knee Injury), Reda Kharchouch (Muscle partial avulsion) and Peet Bijen (Heel Bone Injury) are not available for FC Emmen manager Dick Lukkien.
Team News: Den Bosch
Den Bosch boss Jack de Gier has not got a full squad to pick from. Najim Haidary (Knock), Jordy van der Winden (Knee Surgery), Djumaney Burnet (Knock), Steven van der Heijden (Knock) and Jizz Hornkamp (Back Injury) will not be playing here.
Our thinking is that FC Emmen will, in all likelihood, dominate possession and create several successful chances.
Conversely, Den Bosch might well find it a difficult task to make a breakthrough but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be pulling one back during this clash.
We’re therefore anticipating a 3-1 victory for FC Emmen after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: De Oude Meerdijk (8,600)
Captain: Jeroen Veldmate
Chairman: Ronald Lubbers
Manager: Dick Lukkien
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 9
🔑 Star Man: Jeredy Hilterman
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Jeredy Hilterman was born in Haarlem, Netherlands. Having made a first senior appearance for Jong Utrecht in the 2017 - 2018 season, the talented Forward has got 5 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in 7 appearances.