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The Eredivisie tie at Fortuna Sittard Stadion on Saturday will see home team Fortuna Sittard play against FC Emmen.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Fortuna Sittard v FC Emmen are shown on this page - along with the latest match odds.
Fortuna Sittard will be hoping for a better result following the 2-0 Eredivisie loss in their previous game against Feyenoord.
In that match, Fortuna Sittard managed 44% possession and 8 shots at goal with 3 on target. At the other end, Feyenoord had 18 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Bryan Linssen (50') and Steven Berghuis (83') scored for Feyenoord.
It has not been often in recent games that Fortuna Sittard have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Sittard have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 8 goals along the way.
Their previous form shows that Fortuna Sittard:
- have not lost a league tie with FC Emmen in their previous 2 games.
- have not beaten FC Emmen in their last 3 league games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 matches in the league.
FC Emmen go into this clash following a 3-1 Eredivisie win with the downing of RKC Waalwijk in their previous outing.
In that match, FC Emmen had 54% possession and 18 shots on goal with 11 on target. For FC Emmen, the goalscorers were Nick Bakker (10'), Luka Adžić (17') and Sergio Peña (32'). On the other side, RKC Waalwijk got 7 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Cyril Ngonge (92') scored for RKC Waalwijk.
Looking at their form, and FC Emmen have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 6 goals in total. In defence, Rood-Witten have not been doing too well. Historical results aside, we will just have to wait and see if that trend might continue on here in this match or not.
Their previous form shows that FC Emmen:
- are winless against Fortuna Sittard in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 3 league matches away from home.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings going back to 26/01/2018 tells us that Fortuna Sittard have won 1 of them and FC Emmen 2, with the number of drawn matches standing at 3.
A total of 20 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 10 of them from Sittard and 10 for Rood-Witten. The average goals per game has been 3.33.
The last league game featuring these sides was Eredivisie match day 5 on 18/10/2020 when the final score was FC Emmen 2-2 Fortuna Sittard.
The match was refereed by Serdar Gözübüyük.
Team News: Fortuna Sittard
George Cox (Unknown Injury), Piet Velthuizen (Hamstring Injury) and Leroy George (Unknown Injury) are unavailable for Sittard manager Sjors Ultee.
Team News: FC Emmen
Emmen boss Dick Lukkien has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Marko Kolar (Corona virus), Lucas Bernadou (Hamstring Injury), Michael de Leeuw (Flu) and Luciano Carty (Shoulder Injury) will not be playing here.
We’re thinking that FC Emmen will have a tough ask to find the net against this Fortuna Sittard lineup who will likely get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
Therefore, we predict a very competitive game with a 1-0 winning score for Fortuna Sittard after 90 minutes.
Let’s see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Fortuna Sittard Stadion (12,500)
Captain: Ben Rienstra
Chairman: Özgür Işıtan Gün
Manager: Sjors Ultee
Competitions: Eredivisie position 12
🔑 Key Man: Lisandro Semedo
Regularly playing in the Right Wing position, Lisandro Semedo was born in Setúbal, Portugal. Having made his senior debut playing for Fortuna Sittard in the 2017 - 2018 season, the dangerous Forward has bagged 7 league goals in the Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 season to date in 28 appearances.