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Jong Ajax will be the visitors at SolarUnie Stadion on Friday for the Eerste Divisie meeting with hosts Helmond Sport.
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Helmond Sport will be hoping for a better result following the 1-0 Eerste Divisie loss in their previous game against VVV-Venlo.
In that match, Helmond Sport had 47% possession and 7 shots at goal with 0 of them on target. VVV-Venlo got 15 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Wassim Essanoussi (90') scored for VVV-Venlo.
Over their last six games, Wil Boessen's Helmond Sport have found the net a total of 6 times - an average number of goals per match of 1.
Jong Ajax will go into this meeting following on from a 3-1 Eerste Divisie win to defeat MVV in their previous outing.
In that game, Jong Ajax had 74% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. For Jong Ajax, the scorers were Danilo Pereira (33', 60') and Naci Ünüvar (45'). MVV had 7 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Orhan Džepar (94') scored for MVV.
In as many as 6 of the previous 6 clashes featuring Jong Ajax, three or more goals have gone in. The overall average goals scored per match during that time is 5.17, with the average number of goals for Jong Ajax working out to 3. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to follow through into this next game, however.
Coming into this meeting, Jong Ajax have not been beaten by Helmond Sport when they've played them away from home in the last 7 league matches. A very decent away record against them.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 17/09/2018 shows us that Helmond Sport have won 0 of these and Jong Ajax 3, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 3.
A sum of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 5 for Helmond and 11 belonging to Jong Ajax. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Eerste Divisie match day 32 on 05/04/2021 and the score finished Helmond Sport 1-1 Jong Ajax.
That day, Helmond Sport managed 35% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer was Arno Van Keilegom (55').
For their opponents, Jong Ajax got 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Naci Ünüvar (73') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Laurens Gerrets.
Team News: Helmond Sport
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the lone fitness concern for the Helmond Sport manager Wil Boessen to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy squad. Keyennu Lont (Toe Injury) misses out.
Team News: Jong Ajax
Owing to a completely injury-free group available to choose from, the Jong Ajax boss John Heitinga has no fitness worries to speak of coming into this match.
We are of the inclination to think that Jong Ajax and Helmond Sport could both end up scoring at least one each in what appears to be a good match-up, with little separating the two teams.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we get quite a few goals with scores finishing level. We therefore see a very even contest with a 2-2 draw by the conclusion of the match.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: SolarUnie Stadion (4,200)
Chairman: Philippe van Esch
Manager: Wil Boessen
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 20
⭐ Star Player: Jelle Goselink
Usually used in the Right Wing position, Jelle Goselink was born in Netherlands. After having played his first senior match for Almere City in the 2019 - 2020 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored a sum of 2 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2021 - 2022 season to date coming from a total of 8 appearances.