Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
Jong AZ visit Parkstad Limburg Stadion on Friday for the Eerste Divisie game with hosts Roda JC Kerkrade.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Roda JC Kerkrade v Jong AZ are shown on this page - as well as the best betting odds.
Roda JC Kerkrade
Roda JC Kerkrade will be wanting a better result here following the 7-0 Eerste Divisie defeat in their last game at the hands of Den Bosch.
In that match, Roda JC Kerkrade had 53% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. At the other end, Den Bosch had 15 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. Jizz Hornkamp (8', 82'), Romano Postema (9', 48', 58'), Steven van der Heijden (13') and Soufyan Ahannach (40') scored for Den Bosch.
Matches with Roda JC Kerkrade have often been entertaining encounters recently with plenty of scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past half dozen games, a total of 23 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 10 of those coming from De Koempels.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Roda JC Kerkrade:
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against SC Cambuur in Eerste Divisie competition, Jong AZ and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Jong AZ had 44% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For Jong AZ, the goalscorers were Peer Koopmeiners (12' Own goal) and Yusuf Barasi (54', 57'). On the other side, SC Cambuur had 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. Robert Mühren (17'), Issa Kallon (21') and Erik Schouten (41') scored for SC Cambuur.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 clashes involving Jong AZ, a minimum of three goals have gone in. The overall average number of goals per game within that time is 3.83, with the average number of goals for Jong AZ equalling 1.67. Despite that, we will just have to wait and see whether such a trend will continue on in this upcoming game.
Coming into this meeting, Jong AZ haven’t won away from home in the past 7 matches in the league.
Head to head
The last league contest between these sides was Eerste Divisie match day 18 on 04/01/2021 when it finished Jong AZ 0-1 Roda JC Kerkrade.
The match was refereed by Alex Bos.
Team News: Roda JC Kerkrade
Stan van Dijck (Knock), Xander Lambrix (Knock) and Nicky Souren (Knock) won’t be able to feature for Roda JC gaffer Jurgen Streppel.
Team News: Jong AZ
With a fully healthy squad available to choose from, Jong AZ boss Michel Vonk has zero fitness concerns at all before this clash.
We’re of the opinion that Roda JC Kerkrade are likely to dominate on the ball and be rewarded with decent chances.
Conversely, Jong AZ will not find it easy finding the net themselves but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be pulling one back during this clash, too.
We’re therefore anticipating a fairly comfortable 3-1 winning score for Roda JC Kerkrade when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Roda JC Kerkrade
Stadium: Parkstad Limburg Stadion (19,979)
Captain: Kees Luijckx
Chairman: Jeffrey van As
Manager: Jurgen Streppel
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 8
⭐ Key Man: Patrick Pflücke
Generally taking up the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Patrick Pflücke was born in Dresden, Germany. After making a first senior appearance for in the 2014 - 2015 season, the accomplished Midfielder has got 12 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 30 appearances.