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RKC Waalwijk will arrive at De Adelaarshorst on Saturday for the Eredivisie showdown with home side Go Ahead Eagles.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Go Ahead Eagles v RKC Waalwijk can be found here (including the best match odds).
Go Ahead Eagles
Go Ahead Eagles will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 2-0 Eredivisie loss in their previous game against PSV Eindhoven.
In that game, Go Ahead Eagles had 40% possession and 3 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. PSV Eindhoven got 21 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Philipp Mwene (9') and Cody Gakpo (78') scored for PSV Eindhoven.
Under three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Go Ahead Eagles have taken part. Regarding the goal weighting during this period, their opponents scored a total of 6 and Go Ahead Eagles managed a tally of 4.
Looking at their past form shows that Go Ahead Eagles:
- have not beaten RKC Waalwijk in their last 2 league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 3 league matches.
In their previous game, RKC Waalwijk drew 1-1 in the Eredivisie match with Sparta Rotterdam.
In that match, RKC Waalwijk managed 46% possession and 5 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for RKC Waalwijk was Jens Odgaard (27'). At the other end, Sparta Rotterdam got 18 shots at goal with 7 on target. Vito van Crooij (39') was the scorer for Sparta Rotterdam.
During their six latest matches, Joseph Oosting's RKC Waalwijk have found the back of the net a total of 10 times therefore giving them the goals per game average of 1.67.
Taking a look at their past results, RKC Waalwijk:
- remain unbeaten by Go Ahead Eagles when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- are without a win away from home in their last 21 league matches. They clearly need to do something about it.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 20/04/2018 shows us that Go Ahead Eagles have won 1 of them and RKC Waalwijk 3, with the tally of drawn games being 2.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 23 in total which averages out at 3.83 goals per match.
The last league meeting featuring the two was Eredivisie match day 8 on 02/10/2021 and the score finished RKC Waalwijk 1-1 Go Ahead Eagles.
In that match, RKC Waalwijk had 55% possession and 16 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer was Alexander Büttner (60').
On the other side, Go Ahead Eagles got 13 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Iñigo Córdoba (15') scored.
The match was refereed by Erwin Blank.
Team News: Go Ahead Eagles
Marc Cardona (Groin Injury), Sam Crowther (Heart Condition) and Turan Tuzlacik (Ankle Injury) won’t be able to feature for Go Ahead Eagles gaffer Kees van Wonderen. Joris Kramer will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
It seems likely that Trots aan de IJssel will probably opt for a 3-4-3 formation and select Warner Hahn, Gerrit Nauber, Justin Bakker, Bas Kuipers, Boyd Lucassen, Luuk Brouwers, Mats Deijl, Ragnar Oratmangoen, Inigo Cordoba, Isac Lidberg and Ogechika Heil.
Team News: RKC Waalwijk
RKC Waalwijk boss Joseph Oosting has multiple availability issues to deal with. Achraf El Bouchataoui (Knee Surgery), Richard van der Venne (Knee Surgery), Joel Pereira (Inguinal Hernia) and David Min (Unknown Injury) miss out here.
We reckon that RKC Waalwijk could decide to begin the game with a 3-4-1-2 lineup with a starting lineup of Etienne Vaessen, Melle Meulensteen, Lars Nieuwpoort, Dario van den Buijs, Jurien Gaari, Ayman Azhil, Vurnon Anita, Alexander Buttner, Iiass Bel Hassani, Finn Stokkers and Jens Odgaard.
We think that RKC Waalwijk will need things to go their way to score against this Go Ahead Eagles outfit who we think might well end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We’ve gone for a very competitive game with a 1-0 win for Go Ahead Eagles at the end of this one.
It should be a good 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 11, KNVB Beker (Round of 16)
🔑 Star Player: Giannis Botos
Customarily taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Giannis Botos was born in Athens, Greece. After having made a senior debut playing for AEK Athens in the 2019 - 2020 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has managed 2 league goals in the Eredivisie 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 16 appearances.