Eredivisie | Roda JC Kerkrade-Go Ahead Eagles
Kick Off: 19:00 Hrs
Venue: Parkstad Limburg Stadion
Fri 17th Feb 2017
Roda JC Kerkrade vs Go Ahead Eagles Match Prediction
Roda JC Kerkrade will look to put their Eredivisie campaign back on track when they welcome Go Ahead Eagles at the Parkstad Limburg Stadion on Friday evening. Roda JC Kerkrade threw away a two-goal lead to settle for a 2-2 draw on the road at Heracles last time out in the Eredivisie. Mitchell Paulissen and Tom van Hyfte scored two goals within the space of three minutes, but this wasn’t enough as the hosts managed to snatch a point thanks to a late equaliser. Meanwhile, Go Ahead Eagles won 3-1 at home over ADO Den Haag last weekend thanks to a brace from Sam Hendriks and a stoppage-time goal from Marcel Ritzmaier. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.
Roda JC Kerkrade Preview
Roda JC Kerkrade started the second half of the season in a similar manner like they ended the first part of the campaign. Roda have only won once in their five league outings after the winter break and are currently on a two-game winless run. Actually, Roda JC Kerkrade have picked up just one victory in their last 13 games in the Eredivisie. This leaves Roda only in 17th spot in the league table tied on 17 points with the bottom-placed ADO Den Haag, just two points behind safety. Their recent home form has been slightly better, losing just two of their last eight home games in the Eredivisie, but four of these have ended in draws. Scoring goals has definitely been Roda’s main issue throughout this Eredivisie campaign, as they hold the worst offensive record in the division with just 14 goals scored in 22 league outings. The good news is they looked a bit better at the back throughout the season, having conceded just 29 goals in 22 league fixtures. Mitchell Paulissen is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with four goals under his belt, while Adil Auassar has helped the team with two goals and two assists in his 21 league appearances.
Go Ahead Eagles Preview
Go Ahead Eagles were on an eight-game winless streak in the Eredivisie prior to their recent victories over NEC Nijmegen and ADO Den Haag in their most recent two league outings. The Eagles looked decent going forward over the past two weeks, having scored five goals in their last two league fixtures. The recent victory lifts Go Ahead Eagles into 15th position in the standings tied on 19 points with the 14th-placed Excelsior, just one point clear of the relegation zone. G.A. Eagles have been a little bit better in front of goal than Roda this season, but they have been struggling to keep the ball out of their own net in this term. The Eagles have conceded 36 goals in 22 rounds this season, which is one of the worst defensive records in the Eredivisie. The good news is that G.A. Eagles have been slightly better on the road over the past two months, as they are unbeaten in the last three away league fixtures, scoring at least once in each of these. Furthermore, the Eagles picked up a 2-0 home win over Roda JC Kerkrade in the reverse fixture. Jarchino Antonia and Sam Hendriks are the Eagles’s joint topscorers at the moment, having scored five goals each.
Roda JC Kerkrade Team News
Simon Church is the only doubtful player for Roda ahead of this game.
Go Ahead Eagles Team News
Leon De Kogel, Darren Maatsen, Chris Gurkan David, Tom Daemen and Sebastien Locigno are all doubts, but Lars Lambooij is out through an ankle injury.
Betting Predictions and Tips
Roda have been awful on home soil throughout this Eredivisie campaign, while the Eagles have only won once in their last eight away league fixtures. It’s a difficult one to call, but I think it will end as a low-scoring affair, as four of the last five meetings between these two sides have seen under 2.5 goals scored.
Benjamin van Leer
Ard van Peppen
Gyliano van Velzen
Tom van Hyfte
Mohamed El Makrini
|1||GK||Benjamin van Leer||187||75|
|5||RB||Ard van Peppen||182||77|
|15||CM||Gyliano van Velzen||185||85|
|7||CDM||Tom van Hyfte||186||68|
|30||CDM||Mohamed El Makrini||177||77|