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The Eerste Divisie meeting at Parkstad Limburg Stadion on Friday sees home side Roda JC Kerkrade fighting it out with opponents FC Dordrecht.
Our Roda JC Kerkrade v FC Dordrecht predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Roda JC Kerkrade
Roda JC Kerkrade will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 1-0 Eerste Divisie loss in their previous game against Jong AZ.
In that match, Roda JC Kerkrade had 57% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Jong AZ had 9 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Tom Kerssens (26') scored for Jong AZ.
A recurring feature of recent Roda JC Kerkrade games is the number of nil scores.
From their prior sextet of matches before this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on BTTS would have been a loser. We will just have to see if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Going into this one, Roda JC Kerkrade are unbeaten in their last 6 league matches at home.
FC Dordrecht head into the encounter following a 1-0 Eerste Divisie win with the downing of FC Groningen in their last match.
In that match, FC Dordrecht managed 48% possession and 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for FC Dordrecht was Ilias Bronkhorst (3'). At the other end, Groningen got 9 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
Michele Santoni's FC Dordrecht have fired home a total of 8 times in the course of their most recent 6 matches. The number of goals that they have conceded during those same clashes adds up to 11.
Ahead of this clash, FC Dordrecht are without a win away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head meetings going back to 30/01/2021 tells us that Roda JC Kerkrade have won 5 of these and FC Dordrecht 1, with the number of drawn matches being 0.
21 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 17 of them for De Koempels and 4 belonging to Schapenkoppen. The average goals per game has been 3.5.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Eerste Divisie match day 17 on 01/12/2023 when it finished FC Dordrecht 2-0 Roda JC Kerkrade.
That time, FC Dordrecht had 52% possession and 24 attempts on goal with 9 on target. The scorer was Rene Kriwak (35', 79').
Roda JC Kerkrade had 16 shots on goal with 3 on target.
The match was refereed by Kevin Puts.
Team News: Roda JC Kerkrade
Sami Ouaissa (Broken fibula), Orhan Džepar (Calf injury) and Koen Bucker (Arm injury) will not be taking part for Roda JC Kerkrade boss Bas Sibum.
Team News: FC Dordrecht
FC Dordrecht boss Michele Santoni has multiple availability issues to deal with. John Hilton (unknown injury), Jari Schuurman (Groin problems), Rocco Robert Shein (unknown injury) and Benjamin Reemst (unknown injury) can’t be considered.
When taking all factors into account, FC Dordrecht are dangerous enough to put a goal past this Roda JC Kerkrade team, although that isn’t expected to prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re going for a narrow 2-1 victory for Roda JC Kerkrade at full-time. Let’s see what eventuates.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Roda JC Kerkrade
Stadium: Parkstad Limburg Stadion (19,979)
Captain: Rodney Kongolo
Chairman: Jordens Peters
Manager: Bas Sibum
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 3
⭐ Star Player: Walid Ould-Chikh
Regularly deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Walid Ould-Chikh was born in Netherlands. Having played his first senior match for FC Volendam in the 2021 - 2022 season, the talented Midfielder has bagged 10 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2023 - 2024 season so far coming from a total of 22 appearances.