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VVV-Venlo come up against the visiting Den Bosch at Covebo Stadion – De Koel in the Eerste Divisie game on Friday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the VVV-Venlo v Den Bosch match are shown here (plus the best game odds).
VVV-Venlo will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 0-1 Eerste Divisie victory vs FC Dordrecht.
In that game, VVV-Venlo managed 47% possession and 16 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for VVV-Venlo was Levi Smans (43'). FC Dordrecht had 13 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games that VVV-Venlo haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that VVV-Venlo have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 10 goals on the way.
Coming into this clash, VVV-Venlo haven't lost in the league to Den Bosch in their last 5 matches.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Excelsior in Eerste Divisie action, Den Bosch will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Den Bosch had 55% possession and 16 shots on goal with 4 on target. Excelsior had 14 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. Thijs Dallinga (19', 26', 30', 74') and Reuven Niemeijer (86') scored for Excelsior.
Throughout their 6 previous matches, Jack de Gier's Den Bosch have found the net a total of 6 times, yielding them a goals per game average of 1.
Coming into this clash, Den Bosch have left without a victory over VVV-Venlo when they have played them away from home in the previous 7 league matches. Not good at all.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head results going back to 16/03/2015 reveals that these fixtures have not been fruitful for Den Bosch. They have not managed to get any wins at all whereas VVV-Venlo have been too good for them, finishing as winners in 100% of those matches.
A combined sum of 20 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 16 of them from Venlose trots and 4 for Blue White Dragons. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.33.
Team News: VVV-Venlo
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just a single fitness concern for the VVV-Venlo boss Jos Luhukay to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed group. Sven Braken (Knee Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Den Bosch
Den Bosch boss Jack de Gier has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Djumaney Burnet (Knock), Steven van der Heijden (Knock), Najim Haidary (Knock) and Jordy van der Winden (Knee Surgery) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
In our view, Den Bosch have the capability to put a goal past this VVV-Venlo side, but it might not be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re predicting a very close game with a 2-1 win for VVV-Venlo at the end of this one. It should be a decent one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Covebo Stadion – De Koel (8,000)
Captain: Danny Post
Chairman: Ineke Gutterswijk-Luiten
Manager: Jos Luhukay
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 16
🔑 Key Man: Erik Sorga
Regularly taking to the field in the Striker position, Erik Sorga was born in Tallinn, Estonia. After making a first senior appearance for D.C. United in the 2020 season, the gifted Forward has struck 2 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2021 - 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 2 appearances.