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Telstar arrive at Riwal Hoogwerkers Stadion on Friday for the Eerste Divisie game with hosts FC Dordrecht.
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FC Dordrecht will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 3-1 Eerste Divisie defeat in their last game at the hands of Excelsior.
In that match, FC Dordrecht had 44% possession and 8 shots at goal with 1 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for FC Dordrecht was Nikolas Agrafiotis (29'). For their opponents, Excelsior had 18 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Marouan Azarkan (47'), Julian Baas (60') and Thijs Dallinga (93') scored for Excelsior.
It has been all too rare in recent games that FC Dordrecht have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that FC Dordrecht have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 11 goals along the way.
Heading into this contest, FC Dordrecht have not won at home in their last 7 league matches. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
In their previous fixture, Telstar drew 1-1 in the Eerste Divisie tie with Almere City.
In that match, Telstar had 46% possession and 13 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Telstar was Rein Smit (72'). On the other side, Almere City had 14 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Lance Duijvestijn (50') was the scorer for Almere City.
The stats don’t lie, and Telstar have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 14 goals overall. Defensively, Telstar could really do with shoring things up. Such a trend might not be continued into this next game, however.
Ahead of this clash, Telstar have not won away from home in their last 12 matches in the league. A poor run.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 02/03/2018 tells us that FC Dordrecht have won 1 of these games & Telstar 5, with the number of draws being 0.
A combined total of 19 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 6 for Schapenkoppen and 13 created by Witte Leeuwen. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
The previous league contest between these sides was Eerste Divisie match day 30 on 29/03/2021 and the score finished FC Dordrecht 1-0 Telstar.
That time, FC Dordrecht managed 45% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The scorer was Kevin Jansen (64').
Telstar had 18 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
The match was refereed by Alex Bos.
Team News: FC Dordrecht
Max van Herk (Surgery), Jacky Donkor (Knock), Alessio Miceli (Knock), Ibrahim Cissoko (Knock), Thomas Schalekamp (Knock) and Kevin Vermeulen (Knock) will not be taking part for FC Dordrecht manager Michele Santoni.
Team News: Telstar
Telstar boss Andries Jonker has a number of players out of action. Lesley Bakker (Knock), Roman Tugarinov (Fitness), Ozan Kökcü (Unknown Injury), Marouan El Ouardani (Knock), Redouan Taha (Knock) and Vincent Regeling (Knock) are not able to play.
In our opinion, Telstar have the ability to get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
At the same time, FC Dordrecht might well find it a difficult task getting goals, although we do see them getting the chances to score, too.
We reckon that it will be a controlled 1-3 margin for Telstar come full-time.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Riwal Hoogwerkers Stadion (4,100)
Chairman: Hans de Zeeuw
Manager: Michele Santoni
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 18
⭐ Star Man: Nikolas Agrafiotis
Generally taking to the field in the Striker position, Nikolas Agrafiotis was born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. After having made a senior debut playing for FC Dordrecht in the 2020 - 2021 season, the accomplished Forward has contributed 3 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2021 - 2022 season so far in a total of 6 appearances.