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RKC Waalwijk will be at MAC³PARK Stadion on Saturday for the Eredivisie fixture with hosts FC Zwolle.
View all of the FC Zwolle v RKC Waalwijk predictions, poll and stats below - as well as up-to-date odds.
FC Zwolle won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 4-0 Eredivisie loss in their previous game against PSV Eindhoven.
Hirving Lozano (5'), Guus Til (28'), Luuk de Jong (57') and Malik Tillman (78') scored for PSV Eindhoven.
It’s been all too rare in recent games where FC Zwolle have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that FC Zwolle have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 10 goals along the way.
Coming into this clash, FC Zwolle are unbeaten in the league by RKC Waalwijk in their last 10 matches. A decent run, indeed.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Go Ahead Eagles in Eredivisie action, RKC Waalwijk will be hoping to turn things around here.
Willum Þór Willumsson (30') was the scorer for Go Ahead Eagles.
The stats don’t lie, and RKC Waalwijk have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 10 goals in all. Defensively, RKC Waalwijk have been far from perfect. Historical results aside, time will tell whether that trend will be maintained here in this game.
Their previous form shows that RKC Waalwijk:
- haven't won against FC Zwolle in away games against them for the last 5 league matches. Not good at all.
- haven't been beaten by FC Zwolle in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 15/09/2019 shows us that FC Zwolle have won 2 of these & RKC Waalwijk 0, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 4.
A combined total of 14 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 10 of them for Blauwvingers and 4 belonging to RKC. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The last league meeting featuring the two was Eredivisie match day 30 on 23/04/2022 and the score finished RKC Waalwijk 0-2 FC Zwolle.
On that occasion, RKC Waalwijk had 51% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target.
FC Zwolle had 10 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Thomas van den Belt (16') and Bram van Polen (50') scored.
The referee was Jochem Kamphuis.
Team News: FC Zwolle
The FC Zwolle manager Johnny Jansen will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all before this clash with a completely injury-free squad available to select from.
It looks as if Blauwvingers may well use the 4-2-3-1 formation for this one, handing starts to Jasper Schendelaar, Eliano Reijnders, Sam Kersten, Thomas Lam, A. Garcia McNulty, Davy van den Berg, Zico Buurmeester, Younes Namli, Dean Huiberts, Odysseus Velanas and Apostolos Vellios.
Team News: RKC Waalwijk
RKC Waalwijk boss Henk Fraser has multiple availability issues to deal with. Thierry Lutonda (unknown injury), Reuven Niemeijer (unknown injury) and Etienne Vaessen (Head injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We believe RKC Waalwijk might play in a 4-2-3-1 lineup, choosing Mark Spenkelink, Julian Lelieveld, Jeffrey Bruma, Jurien Gaari, Aaron Meijers, Kevin Felida, Yassin Oukili, Zakaria Bakkali, David Min, Denilho Cleonise and Michiel Kramer.
In our opinion, FC Zwolle should get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
In contrast, RKC Waalwijk won’t find it easy getting goals but we do fancy them scoring here as well.
Our tip is for a pretty comfortable 3-1 victory for FC Zwolle at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: MAC³PARK Stadion (14,000)
Captain: Bram van Polen
Chairman: Xander Czaikowski
Manager: Johnny Jansen
Competitions: Eredivisie position 8
🔑 Star Player: Lennart Thy
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Lennart Thy was born in Frechen, Germany. After having made a senior debut playing for SV Werder Bremen II in the 2009 - 2010 season, the accomplished Forward has contributed 3 league goals in the Eredivisie 2023 - 2024 campaign so far in 10 appearances.