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Roda JC Kerkrade will be at De Adelaarshorst on Friday for the Eerste Divisie game with home team Go Ahead Eagles.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Go Ahead Eagles v Roda JC Kerkrade match are shown here - plus the latest match odds.
Go Ahead Eagles
Go Ahead Eagles prepare for this match after a 3-3 Eerste Divisie tied result vs Den Bosch.
In that game, Go Ahead Eagles managed 44% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. For Go Ahead Eagles, the goals were scored by Bas Kuipers (7'), Giannis-Fivos Botos (30') and Jeroen Veldmate (83' Own goal). At the other end, Den Bosch got 15 shots at goal with 12 on target. Jizz Hornkamp (62', 89') and Jorn van Hedel (93' Own goal) scored for Den Bosch.
Matches featuring Go Ahead Eagles have tended to be lively encounters lately with plenty of scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past 6 games alone, the sum of 20 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 16 of them coming from Trots aan de IJssel. We will just have to see if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Pre-game facts show that Go Ahead Eagles:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Roda JC Kerkrade in their last 2 matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 league matches at home.
Roda JC Kerkrade
Roda JC Kerkrade will come into the clash following on from a 3-1 Eerste Divisie win in the defeat of SC Cambuur in their last fixture.
In that match, Roda JC Kerkrade managed 40% possession and 11 shots on goal with 8 on target. For Roda JC Kerkrade, goals were scored by Erik Falkenburg (32'), Patrick Pflücke (80') and Kees Luijckx (88'). On the other side, SC Cambuur had 15 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Robert Mühren (85') scored for SC Cambuur.
The stats don’t lie, and Roda JC Kerkrade have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 13 goals overall. Defensively, De Koempels could really do with shoring things up.
Coming into this meeting, Roda JC Kerkrade are winless against Go Ahead Eagles when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 11/09/2016 shows that Go Ahead Eagles have won 3 of them & Roda JC Kerkrade 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
A sum of 15 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 10 of them from Trots aan de IJssel and 5 being from De Koempels. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The previous league fixture featuring these sides was Eerste Divisie match day 17 on 20/12/2020 when the final score was Roda JC Kerkrade 0-3 Go Ahead Eagles.
The referee was Edwin van de Graaf.
Team News: Go Ahead Eagles
Quiermo Dumay (Thigh Problems), Sam Crowther (Heart Condition), Mitchel Michaelis (Thigh Problems), Zakaria Eddahchouri (Ill) and Frank Ross (Torn Knee Ligament) are not available for GA Eagles boss Kees van Wonderen.
Team News: Roda JC Kerkrade
Owing to a fully healthy group available to select from, Roda JC Kerkrade boss Jurgen Streppel has zero fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match. Fabian Serrarens is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We’re of the view that Roda JC Kerkrade will have a tough ask to find the net against this Go Ahead Eagles outfit who should get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 win for Go Ahead Eagles at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Go Ahead Eagles
Stadium: De Adelaarshorst (10,000)
Captain: Jeroen Veldmate
Chairman: Jan Willem van Dop
Manager: Kees van Wonderen
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 5
🔑 Key Man: Sam Hendriks
Mostly played in the Striker position, Sam Hendriks was born in Doetinchem, Netherlands. After having played his first senior match for De Graafschap in the 2012 - 2013 season, the skilful Forward has bagged 6 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 27 appearances.