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The Eredivisie match at Covebo Stadion – De Koel on Saturday sees home side VVV-Venlo locking horns with RKC Waalwijk.
All VVV-Venlo v RKC Waalwijk game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (including the best match odds).
VVV-Venlo will be wanting a better result here following a 4-0 Eredivisie loss in their previous game against Heracles Almelo.
In that game, VVV-Venlo managed 41% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 5 on target. At the other end, Heracles Almelo got 17 shots at goal with 10 on target. Sinan Bakış (35', 55', 83') and Rai Vloet (44') scored for Heracles Almelo.
It has been all too rare in recent times that VVV-Venlo have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Venlose trots have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 14 goals along the way.
Going into this contest, VVV-Venlo are without a home win in the past 5 matches in the league. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against AZ in Eredivisie competition, RKC Waalwijk will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, RKC Waalwijk had 40% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for RKC Waalwijk was Thijs Oosting (17'). On the other side, AZ got 20 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Albert Guðmundsson (28'), Myron Boadu (63') and Calvin Stengs (82') scored for AZ.
The stats don’t lie, and RKC Waalwijk have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 11 goals in total. Defensively, RKC can certainly do much better. That sort of trend might not be sustained into this match, of course.
Ahead of this meeting, RKC Waalwijk have not won away from home in their last 10 league games. It's not a good run at all.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings dating back to 14/03/2016 shows that VVV-Venlo have won 5 of these games & RKC Waalwijk 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 0.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 26 overall which averages out at 4.33 goals per meeting.
The previous league game between these sides was Eredivisie match day 11 on 05/12/2020 when it finished RKC Waalwijk 3-2 VVV-Venlo.
The referee was Edwin van de Graaf.
Team News: VVV-Venlo
Simon Janssen (Unknown Injury), Christos Donis (Ankle Injury) and Meritan Shabani (Unknown Injury) will not be taking part for VVV boss Jos Luhukay.
Team News: RKC Waalwijk
RKC manager Fred Grim has a number of players out of action. Lars Nieuwpoort (Unknown Injury), Ayman Azhil (Unknown Injury), Etienne Vaessen (Unknown Injury), James Efmorfidis (Unknown Injury), David Min (Unknown Injury) and Morad El Haddouti (Unknown Injury) won’t be making appearances.
It’s looking like RKC Waalwijk and VVV-Venlo may well both score, with little between these two teams.
Shouldn’t be much in it, and a draw looks quite a realistic result. We’re therefore predicting a hard-fought 1-1 draw at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Covebo Stadion – De Koel (8,000)
Captain: Danny Post
Chairman: Hai Berden
Manager: Jos Luhukay
Competitions: Eredivisie position 17
🔑 Key Man: Jafar Arias
Generally taking up the Striker position, Jafar Arias was born in Willemstad, Curaçao. After making a first senior appearance for FC Groningen in the 2014 - 2015 season, the skilful Forward has hit 4 league goals in the Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 26 appearances.