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The Eerste Divisie fixture at Jan Louwersstadion on Friday sees hosts FC Eindhoven take to the field against Helmond Sport.
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FC Eindhoven won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 2-3 Eerste Divisie loss in their previous game against Telstar.
For FC Eindhoven, the goals were scored by Hugo Botermans (46') and Kaj de Rooij (53'). Ilias Bronkhorst (30') and Shane Pattynama (64', 70') scored for Telstar.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games that FC Eindhoven have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that FC Eindhoven have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 10 goals along the way. It will be interesting to find out whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Going into this contest, FC Eindhoven are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to NAC Breda in Eerste Divisie competition, Helmond Sport and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Huseyin Dogan (29') and Sydney van Hooijdonk (90') scored for NAC Breda.
The strike force from Helmond Sport have suffered from a lack of goals in their past six games, contributing the poor return of just 3. In those matches, Helmond have also seen the overall goal tally of their opponents equal 10.
Heading into this contest, Helmond Sport are winless against FC Eindhoven in away games against them for the last 4 league games. Not good at all.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 18/12/2017 shows that FC Eindhoven have won 3 of these & Helmond Sport 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
An aggregate of 14 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 8 for FC Eindhoven and 6 coming from Helmond. That is an average goals per game value of 2.33.
The last league game between the two was Eerste Divisie match day 22 on 17/01/2020 when it ended FC Eindhoven 2-0 Helmond Sport.
The match was refereed by Edgar Bijl.
Team News: FC Eindhoven
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the sole fitness concern for the FC Eindhoven gaffer Ernie Brandts to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed squad. Cas Faber (Cruciate Ligament Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Helmond Sport
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available to select from, Helmond Sport boss Wil Boessen has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this clash.
In our opinion, Helmond Sport must be fancied to find the back of the net against this FC Eindhoven lineup, although that might not prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
Our selection here is for both teams to score in a 2-1 winning margin for FC Eindhoven after 90 minutes. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Jan Louwersstadion (4,200)
Captain: Ruud Swinkels
Chairman: Juul van Hout
Manager: Ernie Brandts
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 8
⭐ Key Man: Kaj de Rooij
Customarily playing in the Centre Midfield position, Kaj de Rooij was born in Netherlands. After having made a senior debut playing for FC Eindhoven in the 2018 - 2019 season, the accomplished Midfielder has got 2 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 2 appearances.