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FC Emmen meet visiting team RKC Waalwijk at De Oude Meerdijk in the Eredivisie match on Sunday.
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FC Emmen head into this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 Eredivisie draw vs Feyenoord.
In that match, FC Emmen had 47% possession and 10 shots at goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for FC Emmen was Michael de Leeuw (79'). Feyenoord got 19 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Orkun Kökçü (37') was the scorer for Feyenoord.
Fewer than three goals per match were scored during 5 of the last 6 meetings where FC Emmen have taken part. In terms of the goal distribution from this period, opposition teams scored a total of 6 and Rood-Witten totted up 7.
A look at their previous results shows us that FC Emmen:
- haven't beaten RKC Waalwijk in their last 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 home league matches.
RKC Waalwijk will go into the encounter following a 3-1 Eredivisie win to defeat FC Groningen in their last outing.
In that game, RKC Waalwijk had 36% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 10 on target. For RKC Waalwijk, the goals were scored by Thijs Oosting (5', 15') and Sylla Sow (86'). For their opponents, FC Groningen got 19 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Ahmed El Messaoudi (33') scored for FC Groningen.
Fred Grim's RKC Waalwijk have slotted home a total of 8 times in the course of their most recent six matches. The number of goals that they have conceded during those same clashes comes to 5.
Their past results show that RKC Waalwijk:
- haven't beaten FC Emmen in games played away from home for the previous 6 league matches. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are without a win away from home in their last 8 league matches. It's not a good run at all.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 08/05/2017 shows us that FC Emmen have won 3 of these & RKC Waalwijk 2, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
In all, 15 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 10 from Rood-Witten and 5 coming from RKC. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
The last league clash between these clubs was Eredivisie match day 22 on 12/02/2021 when it ended RKC Waalwijk 1-0 FC Emmen.
The match was refereed by Edwin van de Graaf.
Team News: FC Emmen
Keziah Veendorp (Ill), Dennis Telgenkamp (Quarantine), Jean-Pierre Rhyner (Unknown Injury) and Luciano Carty (Shoulder Injury) aren’t available for Emmen boss Dick Lukkien.
Team News: RKC Waalwijk
RKC manager Fred Grim has some current player fitness concerns. Luuk Wouters (Unknown Injury) and Morad El Haddouti (Unknown Injury) miss out here.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that RKC Waalwijk may not find it easy to hit the back of the net against this FC Emmen side who we think will likely end up scoring and staying ahead.
We’ve gone for a very even match with a 1-0 winning score for FC Emmen when the referee blows for full-time.
We’ll see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: De Oude Meerdijk (8,600)
Chairman: Ronald Lubbers
Manager: Dick Lukkien
Competitions: Eredivisie position 17
🔑 Key Player: Michael de Leeuw
Typically used in the Striker position, Michael de Leeuw was born in Goirle, Netherlands. Having made his senior debut playing for SC Veendam in the 2009 - 2010 season, the talented Forward has managed to score 9 league goals in this Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 23 appearances.