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Helmond Sport will be the visitors at Sportpark De Toekomst on Saturday for the Eerste Divisie meeting with home team Jong Ajax.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Jong Ajax v Helmond Sport can be found here - along with the latest match odds.
Jong Ajax will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 1-0 Eerste Divisie defeat last time out to FC Oss.
Jan Lammers (9') was the scorer for FC Oss.
Jong Ajax have been conceding pretty frequently of late, but they have also done enough to hit the back of the net themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that Jong Ajax have been punished defensively in 6 of them while also getting on the scoresheet in 5 of those matches.
Pre-game facts show that Jong Ajax:
- have not lost a league tie with Helmond Sport in their previous 10 games. Quite a long unbeaten run against them.
- have not won at home in their last 4 league matches. That's never good.
Helmond Sport will come into the clash following a 5-2 Eerste Divisie win in the defeat of FC Dordrecht in their most recent match.
For Helmond Sport, the goals were scored by Karim Loukili (45', 48', 70'), Sander Vereijken (53') and Maxime De Bie (63'). Kevin Jansen (1') and Nikolas Agrafiotis (23') scored for FC Dordrecht.
The stats tell the story, and Helmond Sport have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 10 goals in total. At the back, Helmond just haven’t been too solid at all. We will just have to see whether or not that trend will end up being sustained here.
Their past results show that Helmond Sport:
- have left without a victory over Jong Ajax in away games against them for the last 5 matches in the league. Not good at all.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head meetings stretching back to 15/09/2017 shows that these fixtures have not been kind to Helmond Sport. They have not been able to register any victories at all while Jong Ajax have maintained the edge over them, winning in 83 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
17 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 14 of them for Jong Ajax and 3 created by Helmond. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The previous league fixture between these sides was Eerste Divisie match day 27 on 21/02/2020 which ended up with the score at Helmond Sport 0-2 Jong Ajax.
The referee was Robin Gansner.
Team News: Jong Ajax
Jong Ajax boss Mitchell van der Gaag will be grateful not to have any fitness worries at all ahead of this match thanks to a fully healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Helmond Sport
Thanks to a largely healthy group, there’s just the sole fitness issue for the Helmond Sport manager Wil Boessen to be concerned with. Dani Theunissen (Knee Injury) won’t be playing here.
We feel that in this game, Jong Ajax can and should be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
Conversely, Helmond Sport may well find it hard to score themselves although we do see them getting the chances to score, too.
We’re predicting a comfortable 3-1 margin for Jong Ajax at the conclusion of the game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sportpark De Toekomst (2,250)
Chairman: Frank Eijken
Manager: Mitchell van der Gaag
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 11