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The Eerste Divisie tie at BUKO Stadion on Friday will see home side Telstar take on Jong Utrecht.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Telstar v Jong Utrecht are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Telstar will be wanting a better result here after the 1-0 Eerste Divisie defeat in their last game at the hands of FC Dordrecht.
In that game, Telstar had 55% possession and 18 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For their opponents, FC Dordrecht got 11 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Kevin Jansen (64') was the scorer for FC Dordrecht.
It has been all too rare in recent games that Telstar haven’t conceded. The facts show that Witte Leeuwen have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 10 goals along the way. Putting that to one side, time will tell whether such a trend might continue on in this game or not.
Coming into this contest, Telstar have not been beaten in the league by Jong Utrecht in their previous 7 games.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Helmond Sport in Eerste Divisie action, Jong Utrecht will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Jong Utrecht had 51% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Jong Utrecht was Mohamed Mallahi (57'). For their opponents, Helmond Sport got 10 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Sander Vereijken (21', 60') scored for Helmond Sport.
The stats tell the story, and Jong Utrecht have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, conceding 15 goals in total. In defence, Jong Utrecht could really do with shoring things up.
Heading into this contest, Jong Utrecht have not won away from home in their last 6 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings going back to 15/12/2017 reveals that these fixtures have been disappointments for Jong Utrecht. They’ve not managed to get any wins whatsoever while Telstar have been superior, running out winners in 100% of those matches.
A total of 10 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 9 of them for Witte Leeuwen and 1 being from Jong Utrecht. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.67.
The last league game featuring the two was Eerste Divisie match day 14 on 30/11/2020 and the score finished Jong Utrecht 1-2 Telstar.
The referee was Nick Smit.
Team News: Telstar
Richelor Sprangers (Knock), Kick Groot (Knock), Tom Overtoom (Knock) and Hossein Zamani (Knock) aren’t available for Telstar manager Andries Jonker. Cas Dijkstra cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Jong Utrecht
Owing to a completely injury-free group ready to go, Jong Utrecht manager Ab Plugboer has zero fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game.
We’re of the opinion that Telstar are likely to see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
At the other end, Jong Utrecht could well find it tough to find the back of the net although we do think it’s probable that they will be managing to get on the scoresheet.
We can therefore see a 3-1 margin for Telstar come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: BUKO Stadion (3,625)
Captain: Frank Korpershoek
Chairman: Jakob Klompien
Manager: Andries Jonker
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 9
🔑 Key Man: Glynor Plet
Normally played in the Striker position, Glynor Plet was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Having played his first senior match for Den Bosch in the 2005 - 2006 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 15 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 28 appearances.