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FC Eindhoven journey to Covebo Stadion – De Koel on Friday for the Eerste Divisie tie with home team VVV-Venlo.
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VVV-Venlo will be hoping to bounce back here following the 2-0 Eerste Divisie defeat last time out to ADO Den Haag.
In that game, VVV-Venlo had 42% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For their opponents, ADO Den Haag had 16 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Sem Steijn (4') and Thomas Verheydt (66') scored for ADO Den Haag.
VVV-Venlo haven’t made the most of their chances in recent times. Their goals record equals just 3 against opposing sides during their last six outings. In those meetings, VVV-Venlo have also seen the tally of goals against them come to 12. Regardless, it remains to be seen whether the trend might be sustained here in this game or not.
Their past results show that VVV-Venlo:
- are unbeaten in the league by FC Eindhoven in their last 2 games.
- are without a home win in the past 2 matches in the league.
FC Eindhoven head into the game after a 5-1 Eerste Divisie win against FC Dordrecht in their previous match.
In that match, FC Eindhoven managed 53% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For FC Eindhoven, the scorers were Joey Sleegers (14'), Jort van der Sande (31', 44'), Mawouna Amevor (37') and Cas Faber (91'). FC Dordrecht had 9 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Jacky Donkor (71') was the scorer for FC Dordrecht.
In a total of 5 of the previous 6 games featuring FC Eindhoven, three or more goals have gone in. The average number of goals per game during that spell is 4.33, with the average number of goals for FC Eindhoven coming out as 2.83.
Their previous form shows that FC Eindhoven:
- have left without a victory over VVV-Venlo in games played away from home for the previous 6 league matches. Not good.
- are undefeated in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 26/09/2014 shows us that VVV-Venlo have won 3 of these games & FC Eindhoven 2, with the number of drawn games being 1.
A sum of 8 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 4 of them from Venlose trots and 4 for FC Eindhoven. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.33.
The last league game featuring the two was Eerste Divisie match day 38 on 21/04/2017 when it ended FC Eindhoven 0-0 VVV-Venlo.
The referee was Jeroen Manschot.
Team News: VVV-Venlo
The VVV-Venlo manager Jos Luhukay has no fitness concerns to speak of before this game with a completely injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: FC Eindhoven
With a fully healthy group available to choose from, the FC Eindhoven manager Rob Penders has zero fitness worries whatsoever before this clash.
We’ve got the feeling that FC Eindhoven must be fancied to put one past this VVV-Venlo team, although that may not be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We think that it’s going to be a 2-1 winning score for VVV-Venlo when the full-time whistle blows. Let’s see what happens here.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Covebo Stadion – De Koel (8,000)
Captain: Danny Post
Chairman: Ineke Gutterswijk-Luiten
Manager: Jos Luhukay
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 15
🔑 Star Man: Erik Sorga
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Erik Sorga was born in Tallinn, Estonia. Having made his senior debut playing for D.C. United in the 2020 season, the talented Forward has hit 3 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in 9 appearances.