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FC Dordrecht make the trip to Rabobank IJmond Stadion on Thursday for the Eerste Divisie tie with hosts Telstar.
All Telstar v FC Dordrecht match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Telstar will be hoping for a better result after a 1-0 Eerste Divisie defeat in their last game at the hands of NAC Breda.
Jethro Mashart (68') scored for NAC Breda.
It’s not been often in recent games that Telstar have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Witte Leeuwen have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 8 goals in the process.
Going into this encounter, Telstar haven't lost in the league to FC Dordrecht in their previous 9 games. Quite a long unbeaten run against them.
After a loss in their previous game against De Graafschap in Eerste Divisie action, FC Dordrecht and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
Mohamed Hamdaoui (10') and Ralf Seuntjens (78') scored for De Graafschap.
A succession of pretty fragile efforts from the FC Dordrecht defence has resulted in a record of 23 goals being fired past them in only their past six performances. They will certainly want to improve on this sub-par component of their game. Putting that to one side, we must now wait to see if such a trend shall be replicated in this upcoming match or not.
Taking a look at their past results, FC Dordrecht:
- haven't won against Telstar in away games against them for the last 4 matches in the league. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 8 matches in the league. Their travelling support will be needed here, for sure.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings going back to 17/04/2017 reveals that these fixtures have been miserable for FC Dordrecht. They’ve not managed to get themselves any victories at all while Telstar have been too good for them, finishing as winners in 100 per cent of those matches played.
A sum of 21 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 16 of them from Witte Leeuwen and 5 coming from Schapenkoppen. The average goals per game has been 3.5.
The last league encounter featuring these sides was Eerste Divisie match day 16 on 22/11/2019 and the score finished FC Dordrecht 2-3 Telstar.
The match was refereed by Robin Gansner.
Team News: Telstar
Telstar boss Andries Jonker doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game thanks to a fully injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: FC Dordrecht
Dordrecht manager Harry van den Ham has to choose a team with limited availability. Ahmadou Dia (Knock), Mathis Suray (Knock) and Matthew Bondswell (Knock) miss out here.
It looks to us that Telstar have it within them to be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
However, FC Dordrecht may well struggle getting on the scoresheet but we can see them being dangerous for periods.
We’re predicting a fairly comfortable 3-1 winning margin for Telstar by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Rabobank IJmond Stadion (3,625)
Captain: Frank Korpershoek
Chairman: Jakob Klompien
Manager: Andries Jonker
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 11, KNVB Beker (First round)
⭐ Star Player: Glynor Plet
Usually playing in the Striker position, Glynor Plet was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. After having played his first senior match for Den Bosch in the 2005 - 2006 season, the skilful Forward has scored 3 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 10 appearances.