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Heracles Almelo make the trip to De Geusselt on Friday for the Eerste Divisie game with hosts MVV.
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MVV will be looking for an improved result here after the 2-1 Eerste Divisie defeat in their last game at the hands of ADO Den Haag.
The only scorer from MVV was Koen Kostons (45'). Thomas Verheydt (10') and Tyrese Asante (89') scored for ADO Den Haag.
At least three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where MVV have been involved. Opposing sides scored 9 times in these games while MVV totted up 9.
Leading up to this clash, MVV:
- haven't beaten Heracles Almelo in their previous 5 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 12 home league matches. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against FC Zwolle in Eerste Divisie competition, Heracles Almelo and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Samir Lagsir (8'), Thomas van den Belt (35') and Lennart Thy (39') scored for FC Zwolle.
Looking at their form, and Heracles Almelo have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 7 goals overall. Defensively, Heracles Almelo have not been doing too well. Nevertheless, we must now wait to see whether such a trend might continue on in this match or not.
Leading up to this clash, Heracles Almelo:
- have not lost to MVV in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 14/03/2003 shows us that MVV have won 1 of these games & Heracles Almelo 3, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 24 in all at an average of 4 goals per match.
The last league clash featuring the two was Eerste Divisie match day 4 on 29/08/2022 which finished with the scoreline of Heracles Almelo 2-2 MVV.
The referee was Jannick van der Laan.
Team News: MVV
There aren’t many selection issues, with just the lone fitness concern for the MVV gaffer Maurice Verberne to be concerned about from an otherwise fully-primed group of players. Rico Zeegers (Foot surgery) is out of contention.
Team News: Heracles Almelo
Owing to an otherwise healthy group, there’s just a single fitness issue for the Heracles Almelo manager John Lammers to be concerned about. Robin Polley (Metatarsal Fracture) misses out for this game.
We’re thinking that MVV are dangerous enough to find the back of the net against this Heracles Almelo team, but a single goal probably shouldn’t be enough to give them the result that they want.
Therefore, we think that it’s going to be a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 winning margin for Heracles Almelo after the 90. It really should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: De Geusselt (10,000)
Captain: Matteo Waem
Chairman: Marcel Jöris
Manager: Maurice Verberne
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 3
🔑 Star Man: Ruben van Bommel
Generally deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Ruben van Bommel was born in Meersen, Netherlands. After having made a senior debut playing for MVV in the 2022 - 2023 season, the skilful Midfielder has managed 6 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2022 - 2023 season so far in 17 appearances.