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The Eredivisie fixture at De Adelaarshorst on Saturday will see hosts Go Ahead Eagles fighting it out with opponents Heracles Almelo.
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Go Ahead Eagles
Go Ahead Eagles will play in this fixture after a 1-1 Eredivisie drawn game versus RKC Waalwijk.
In that game, Go Ahead Eagles had 45% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Go Ahead Eagles was Iñigo Córdoba (15'). RKC Waalwijk had 16 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Alexander Büttner (60') scored for RKC Waalwijk.
Fixtures featuring Go Ahead Eagles have tended to be entertaining affairs of late with plenty of scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past six clashes alone, the sum total of 20 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 7 of those accredited to Go Ahead Eagles. We shall soon see if that trend will be continued on here.
Heading into this fixture, Go Ahead Eagles haven't beaten Heracles Almelo in their previous 4 league matches.
Heracles Almelo will go into the meeting following a 3-2 Eredivisie win to defeat Willem II in their previous fixture.
In that game, Heracles Almelo managed 52% possession and 17 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. For Heracles Almelo, the goalscorers were Rai Vloet (41'), Delano Burgzorg (53') and Ismail Azzaoui (94'). On the other side, Willem II had 13 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Mats Köhlert (66') and Max Svensson (77') scored for Willem II.
The numbers tell their own story, and Heracles Almelo have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 8 goals in total. In defence, Heracles Almelo just haven’t been too solid at all.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Heracles Almelo:
- have not been beaten by Go Ahead Eagles when having played them away from home in the previous 6 league matches. A very good record, indeed.
- are without a win away from home in their last 6 league games.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head clashes dating back to 04/12/2013 shows that Go Ahead Eagles have won 1 of these games and Heracles Almelo 4, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
A combined total of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 6 of them from Trots aan de IJssel and 12 created by Heraclieden. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The last league encounter between these clubs was Eredivisie match day 30 on 08/04/2017 and the score finished Go Ahead Eagles 1-4 Heracles Almelo.
The referee was Edwin van de Graaf.
Team News: Go Ahead Eagles
Sam Crowther (Heart Condition), Martijn Berden (Thigh Problems), Jacob Mulenga (Muscle Injury), Turan Tuzlacik (Ankle Injury) and Gerrit Nauber (Knee Injury) are unavailable for Go Ahead Eagles boss Kees van Wonderen.
Team News: Heracles Almelo
Heracles Almelo manager Frank Wormuth has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Kasper Lunding (Knee Injury), Elias Oubella (Knee Injury) and Sven Sonnenberg (Unknown Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
We’re of the view that Go Ahead Eagles will need to apply a lot of pressure to be putting a goal past this Heracles Almelo team who should score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore seeing a hard-fought 0-1 winning score for Heracles Almelo at the end of the match.
Should be a close one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Go Ahead Eagles
Stadium: De Adelaarshorst (10,000)
Captain: Bas Kuipers
Chairman: Jan Willem van Dop
Manager: Kees van Wonderen
Competitions: Eredivisie position 13
⭐ Key Man: Giannis Botos
Normally deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Giannis Botos was born in Athens, Greece. After making a first senior appearance for AEK Athens in the 2019 - 2020 season, the accomplished Midfielder has contributed 2 league goals in the Eredivisie 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in 8 appearances.