Eerste Divisie match preview: FC Dordrecht believed to be the weaker party when Almere City pays a visit

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Competition: Netherlands Eerste Divisie
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 18:00 (UTC)
Venue: Riwal Hoogwerkers Stadion (4088 seats)

The visiting Almere City side should be favourites in this visit to FC Dordrecht, as the away team holds a 13 point advantage from their seven league games this season.

Almere City could be less fresh than the hosts in this fixture, as they played a Eerste Divisie game only three sleeps ago. That game was also an away game, at FC Den Bosch. It will be interesting to see if they are fully ready and rested for this match, and/or if some changes in the lineup is necessary.

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FC Dordrecht form and stats

Overall Eerste Divisie stats at home this season for FC Dordrecht, who have the fewest scored goals (4) in Eerste Divisie, are 1-1-1 (wins-draw-losses).

Dordrecht haven't scored a league goal since they found the net 180 minutes ago. J. Bliek scored that one.

No payout for Dordrecht in their previous match, an away game at SC Cambuur that ended in defeat 0-5. Prior to that, an away loss at FC Oss.

Dordrecht were outplayed and humiliated in their previous game, as mentioned in the paragraph above. They will need to reinstall their confidence before this one. Dordrecht's goalkeeper Anthony Swolfs was extremely busy against SC Cambuur, saving the team from a uglier defeat with a stunning nine saves.

Dordrecht are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 3 goals in 3 games. Dordrecht have conceded 3 in these home matches.

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Almere City form and stats

The seven points Almere City have gathered from their first three away trips in the Eerste Divisie is impressive and could lead to great things if the form continues.

It's another away game for the visitors, as they travelled to FC Den Bosch (placed 14th) in their previous outing. The Eerste Divisie match ended in a draw 1-1. That result followed a home victory 2-1 versus Roda JC Kerkrade.

Almere are a potent attacking force on the road with their 8 goals in 3 league games. As for defending, Almere rarely keep clean sheets as they have conceded 5 goals from these away matches.

Head 2 Head

FC Dordrecht-Almere City H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: FC Dordrecht two wins, Almere City six wins, two draws. seven of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

Almere CityT. Verheydt
T. Verheydt
4 goals
DordrechtK. Jansen
K. Jansen
2 goals
Almere CityA. Ahannach
A. Ahannach
2 goals

FC Dordrecht missing players

Almere City missing players

FC Dordrecht Almere City
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
7 3 0 Played P 1 3 7
1 1 0 Won W 0 2 5
1 1 0 Drew D 1 1 2
5 1 0 Lost L 0 0 0
4 3 0 Scored S 1 8 15
16 3 0 Conceded C 1 5 6
86% 67% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 86%
86% 67% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 67% 71%
57% 33% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 33% 43%
43% 33% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 33% 14%
14% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 33% 14%
29% 33% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 67% 43%
29% 67% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 33% 57%
57% 33% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 14%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.4 2.3 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 2 1.4
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
65 32 0 Total Shots T S 15 42 97
21 13 0 Shots on Target S O 5 18 39
19% 23% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 20% 44% 38%
Key stats in Eerste Divisie this season:
  • Almere City have not yet lost a game.
  • Almere City have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Almere City have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • Almere City have scored more than double the goals of FC Dordrecht.
  • FC Dordrecht has the fewest scored goals (4) in Eerste Divisie
  • FC Dordrecht has the fewest scored goals in the second half (1) in Eerste Divisie
  • FC Dordrecht has the the worst goal difference (-12) in Eerste Divisie
  • FC Dordrecht have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • FC Dordrecht is in the worst form (1-0-5)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 NAC Breda 6 6 0 0 18 3 4 4 0 0 14 3 2 2 0 0 4 0 15 18
2 Almere City 7 5 2 0 15 6 4 3 1 0 7 1 3 2 1 0 8 5 9 17
3 SC Cambuur 7 5 1 1 26 8 4 3 0 1 12 4 3 2 1 0 14 4 18 16
4 Graafschap 6 4 1 1 15 10 3 3 0 0 10 2 3 1 1 1 5 8 5 13
5 Roda JC Kerkrade 7 3 2 2 16 10 3 2 1 0 8 1 4 1 1 2 8 9 6 11
6 Telstar 7 3 2 2 15 12 4 1 2 1 10 6 3 2 0 1 5 6 3 11
7 NEC 6 3 0 3 11 7 3 2 0 1 8 2 3 1 0 2 3 5 4 9
8 Jong PSV 6 3 0 3 12 12 3 1 0 2 5 8 3 2 0 1 7 4 0 9
9 Go Ahead Eagles 7 2 3 2 6 6 3 0 1 2 2 6 4 2 2 0 4 0 0 9
10 FC Eindhoven 7 2 3 2 10 15 4 0 3 1 6 7 3 2 0 1 4 8 -5 9
11 MVV Maastricht 7 2 2 3 9 15 3 1 0 2 4 9 4 1 2 1 5 6 -6 8
12 Excelsior 7 2 1 4 16 16 3 0 0 3 6 10 4 2 1 1 10 6 0 7
13 Jong AZ 6 2 1 3 14 19 3 1 1 1 11 10 3 1 0 2 3 9 -5 7
14 FC Den Bosch 7 2 1 4 10 16 4 2 1 1 6 4 3 0 0 3 4 12 -6 7
15 Helmond Sport 7 2 1 4 5 12 3 0 0 3 1 8 4 2 1 1 4 4 -7 7
16 FC Volendam 6 1 3 2 5 7 3 0 1 2 1 4 3 1 2 0 4 3 -2 6
17 Jong Ajax 6 2 0 4 8 12 3 1 0 2 4 6 3 1 0 2 4 6 -4 6
18 Jong Utrecht 6 2 0 4 8 13 3 0 0 3 2 6 3 2 0 1 6 7 -5 6
19 FC Oss 7 1 2 4 6 14 3 1 1 1 5 4 4 0 1 3 1 10 -8 5
20 FC Dordrecht 7 1 1 5 4 16 3 1 1 1 3 3 4 0 0 4 1 13 -12 4

Read more about Eerste Divisie

The Eerste Divisie, meaning “First Division”, is the second highest level of football in the Netherlands. 20 teams play two fixtures against each other to form a final league table after 380 games. The winning team is promoted with a creative playoff system deciding whether more teams promote.