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Helmond Sport will face off against the visiting Jong Utrecht at SolarUnie Stadion in the Eerste Divisie game on Friday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Helmond Sport v Jong Utrecht are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Helmond Sport will be hoping for a better result following a 3-2 Eerste Divisie loss in their previous game against FC Eindhoven.
In that game, Helmond Sport had 60% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. For Helmond Sport, the goalscorers were Arno Van Keilegom (40') and Jellert Van Landschoot (91'). FC Eindhoven had 16 shots at goal with 7 on target. Jort van der Sande (42'), Charles-Andreas Brym (58') and Enrico Hernández (81') scored for FC Eindhoven.
Wil Boessen's Helmond Sport have celebrated scoring 7 times in their prior half-dozen outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same games is 10.
Jong Utrecht will go into this clash after a 2-1 Eerste Divisie win to defeat Jong PSV in their most recent game.
In that match, Jong Utrecht managed 44% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For Jong Utrecht, the scorers were Nick Venema (14') and Davy van den Berg (52'). On the other side, Jong PSV had 9 shots on goal with 2 on target. Cheick Touré (37') scored for Jong PSV.
Darije Kalezić's Jong Utrecht have converted 9 times in the course of their most recent sextet of matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during that same period equals 5.
Ahead of this clash, Jong Utrecht are undefeated in their previous 5 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head clashes going back to 16/02/2018 tells us that Helmond Sport have won 3 of these and Jong Utrecht 1, with the number of drawn games being 2.
14 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 9 of them for Helmond and 5 coming from Jong Utrecht. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
The previous league match featuring these sides was Eerste Divisie match day 29 on 19/03/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Helmond Sport 2-1 Jong Utrecht.
On that day, Helmond Sport managed 49% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Their only player to score was Sander Vereijken (21', 60').
For their opponents, Jong Utrecht got 15 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Mohamed Mallahi (57') scored.
The referee was Alex Bos.
Team News: Helmond Sport
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the lone fitness concern for the Helmond Sport manager Wil Boessen to be concerned with from an otherwise fully-primed squad. Keyennu Lont (Toe Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: Jong Utrecht
Owing to a completely healthy group available to select from, the Jong Utrecht boss Darije Kalezić has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this clash.
In this game, Helmond Sport are likely to dominate possession and create several successful chances.
However, Jong Utrecht may well struggle to score but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be being dangerous for periods.
We’re tipping a pretty comfortable 3-1 victory for Helmond Sport come full-time.
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)
Chairman: Philippe van Esch
Manager: Wil Boessen
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 16
🔑 Key Man: Jelle Goselink
Generally playing in the Right Wing position, Jelle Goselink was born in Netherlands. Having made his senior debut playing for Almere City in the 2019 - 2020 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored a sum of 2 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in 5 appearances.