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Jong Ajax will be the visitors at SolarUnie Stadion on Monday for the Eerste Divisie showdown with home team Helmond Sport.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Helmond Sport v Jong Ajax, scroll down - along with the latest match odds.
Helmond Sport are hoping to win again following a 2-0 Eerste Divisie victory versus Jong AZ.
In that match, Helmond Sport had 47% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. For Helmond Sport, the goalscorers were Lance Duijvestijn (2') and Jelle Goselink (63'). At the other end, Jong AZ got 12 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
At least three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Helmond Sport have been involved. Their opponents scored 13 times in these games whereas Helmond managed a tally of 10. Nonetheless, it remains to be seen whether such a trend might persist in this match.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Helmond Sport:
- haven't won against Jong Ajax in their last 11 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
Last time out, Jong Ajax drew 1-1 in the Eerste Divisie match with NAC Breda.
In that match, Jong Ajax managed 65% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 8 on target. The scorer for Jong Ajax was Alex Méndez (68'). For their opponents, NAC Breda had 7 shots at goal with 3 on target. Mounir El Allouchi (55') was the scorer for NAC Breda.
Jong Ajax have attacked well in their most recent fixtures, having scored 10 goals in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, Jong Ajax can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same matches.
Looking at their past form shows that Jong Ajax:
- have not lost to Helmond Sport when they have played them away from home in the previous 6 league games. A very decent away record against them.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 league matches.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 05/02/2018 reveals that these encounters have ended in disappointment for Helmond Sport. They have not been able to register any wins at all whereas Jong Ajax have been too good for them, running out winners in 67 per cent of those matches.
A total of 16 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 4 of them for Helmond and 12 being from Jong Ajax. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The last league match featuring these sides was Eerste Divisie match day 19 on 09/01/2021 which ended up with the score at Jong Ajax 2-2 Helmond Sport.
The referee was Martijn Vos.
Team News: Helmond Sport
Gaétan Bosiers (Knock), Dani Theunissen (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Kay van de Vorst (Metatarsal Fracture) are unavailable for Helmond manager Wil Boessen.
Team News: Jong Ajax
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, Jong Ajax manager Mitchell van der Gaag has zero fitness concerns to report coming into this clash.
We feel that Jong Ajax and Helmond Sport could both well score more than once here although it’s hard to see a clear-cut winner.
It will be interesting to see how this one goes, with a good chance of a draw and also of goals in the match. We therefore see a very even contest with a 2-2 draw 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:
Stadium: SolarUnie Stadion (4,200)
Captain: Jeff Stans
Chairman: Leon Vlemmings
Manager: Wil Boessen
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 9
🔑 Star Man: Lance Duijvestijn
Customarily taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Lance Duijvestijn was born in Netherlands. Having made his senior debut playing for NEC in the 2018 - 2019 season, the dangerous Midfielder has scored 10 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 30 appearances.