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Roda JC Kerkrade will be facing visiting opponents FC Eindhoven at Parkstad Limburg Stadion in this Eerste Divisie tie on Friday.
Our Roda JC Kerkrade v FC Eindhoven predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
Roda JC Kerkrade
Roda JC Kerkrade will be wanting a better result here following the 0-1 Eerste Divisie defeat last time out to Jong AZ.
In that game, Roda JC Kerkrade managed 55% possession and 14 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. For their opponents, Jong AZ got 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. Yusuf Barasi (72') scored for Jong AZ.
Matches featuring Roda JC Kerkrade have usually been engaging affairs recently with high scoring being the norm. Over their past six games alone, the sum total of 20 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 7 of these accredited to De Koempels.
A look at their previous results shows us that Roda JC Kerkrade:
- have not registered a win against FC Eindhoven in their last 2 league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 3 league games.
FC Eindhoven will go into this clash following on from a 1-0 Eerste Divisie win as they beat Den Bosch in their last outing.
In that game, FC Eindhoven managed 49% possession and 15 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for FC Eindhoven was Joey Sleegers (91'). At the other end, Den Bosch got 12 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
The trend of at least one team not scoring a goal in games featuring FC Eindhoven has become evident of late. A glance at their last six games reveals that it has occurred 5 times. During those clashes, their opponents have hit a goal total of 6 while FC Eindhoven have scored 9. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this next game, however.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head clashes going back to 22/08/2014 shows us that Roda JC Kerkrade have won 3 of these games & FC Eindhoven 0, with the tally of draws being 3.
An aggregate of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 10 of them for De Koempels and 6 created by FC Eindhoven. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was Eerste Divisie match day 5 on 29/09/2020 when the final score was FC Eindhoven 3-3 Roda JC Kerkrade.
The referee was Richard Martens.
Team News: Roda JC Kerkrade
Stan van Dijck (Knock), Xander Lambrix (Knock) and Nicky Souren (Knock) aren’t available for Roda JC boss Jurgen Streppel.
Team News: FC Eindhoven
FC Eindhoven boss Jan Poortvliet has some current player fitness concerns. Flor Van Den Eynden (Knock), Jacky Donkor (Knock), Cas Faber (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Dico Jap Tjong (Ankle Surgery), Jorn Vancamp (groin strain) and Justin Ogenia (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not able to play. Zé Pedro is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Our assessment is that Roda JC Kerkrade have it within them to get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
At the same time, FC Eindhoven are also probably going to find it difficult finding the net themselves but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be hitting back at some stage here, too.
We can therefore see a 3-1 victory for Roda JC Kerkrade by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Roda JC Kerkrade
Stadium: Parkstad Limburg Stadion (19,979)
Captain: Kees Luijckx
Chairman: Jeffrey van As
Manager: Jurgen Streppel
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 8
🔑 Star Man: Erik Falkenburg
Typically taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Erik Falkenburg was born in Leiden, Netherlands. After making a first senior appearance for Sparta Rotterdam in the 2007 - 2008 season, the skilful Midfielder has accumulated 8 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2020 - 2021 season so far in 27 appearances.