Eerste Divisie preview: Can FC Eindhoven edge out victory against Jong AZ?

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Competition: Netherlands Eerste Divisie
Competition: Fri 26.November
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Jan Louwers Stadion (4600 seats)

This is where the action is, this is Eerste Divisie and this is FC Eindhoven - Jong AZ. Check out our broad match preview!

Insights:
  • FC Eindhoven have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Jong AZ have the fewest scored goals (14) in Eerste Divisie

Jong AZ could be less fresh than the hosts in this fixture, as they played a Eerste Divisie game only four sleeps ago.

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FC Eindhoven form and stats

FC Eindhoven are steadily winning Eerste Divisie games and points here at Jan Louwers Stadion. 5 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat is the summary from 7 games.

The fans are hoping that Eindhoven will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 0-2 away loss in the Eerste Divisie game against VVV-Venlo (placed 15th). Brian De Keersmaecker (midfield was the top team player in that game with a rating of 7.65/10. Keersmaecker hit one key pass, dribled past the opponent 1 of 1 times and had 45 successful passes (of 50 total).

Before that game, the 5-1 home victory against FC Dordrecht.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how FC Eindhoven have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found six games) they have won four times, drawn two and lost zero.

Goals decide football matches and Eindhoven are scoring many of them at home; 16 on target from 7 league matches. On the other hand, Eindhoven have conceded 9 goals.

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Jong AZ form and stats

There's been little loot from Jong AZ's travels as they have only collected 7 points from 7 away games in the Eerste Divisie. Jong AZ only have 2 wins to counter their 4 defeats and 1 draw.

Jong AZ delivered a 0-0 draw playing at home against FC Emmen (placed 3rd) in their previous match; a Eerste Divisie game. Goalkeeper Beau Reus made a total of seven saves, making him a hero against FC Emmen. Heavily contributing to the draw after 90 minutes. Beau Reus (goalkeeper) was the best performer with a rating of 8.45. Reus stopped the opponent with seven saves and topped it up with a clean sheet.

Ahead of that match was the away draw versus Roda JC Kerkrade that ended 2-2.

We have checked recent matches where Jong have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those eleven games were one victory, zero draws and ten defeats.

The visitors have scored 6 goals from 7 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. Jong AZ have conceded 9 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

FC Eindhoven-Jong AZ H2H statistics last eight meetings regardless of arena: FC Eindhoven five wins, Jong AZ three wins, zero draws. seven of these eight matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

FC EindhovenJ. van der Sande
J. van der Sande
8 goals
FC EindhovenJ. Sleegers
J. Sleegers
7 goals
Jong AZY. Barasi
Y. Barasi
5 goals

FC Eindhoven missing players

Jong AZ missing players

FC Eindhoven Jong AZ
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
16 7 2 Played P 4 7 16
8 5 2 Won W 0 2 6
2 1 0 Drew D 1 1 3
6 1 0 Lost L 3 4 7
31 16 3 Scored S 3 6 14
24 9 0 Conceded C 7 9 16
94% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 94%
75% 86% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 57% 50%
56% 71% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 43% 38%
50% 57% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 14% 6%
38% 29% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
50% 71% 0% BTTS BTTS 50% 43% 44%
31% 29% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 14% 19%
25% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 43% 44%
 
4.6 2.7 2.5 Corners for (avg) C F 6 5.4 5
5.6 5.3 6.5 Corners against (avg) C A 6.5 5.9 5.6
1.6 1.3 0.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.2 1.3 1.5
1 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
10.9 12.1 9.5 Shots (avg) S ( 6 6.3 8.9
5.1 6.3 5.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 3.4 4
38% 36% 27% Goal Efficiency G E 25% 25% 22%
 
11.2 10.9 10.5 Shots against (avg) S A 10.2 10.7 11
4.8 4.1 5 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 5 5.1 5
Key stats in Eerste Divisie this season:
  • FC Eindhoven have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • FC Eindhoven have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • FC Eindhoven have scored more than double the goals of Jong AZ.
  • FC Eindhoven have won significantly less corners at home than away.
  • FC Eindhoven haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Jong AZ have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Jong AZ have the fewest matches over the total-line (1) in Eerste Divisie
  • Jong AZ have the fewest scored goals (14) in Eerste Divisie
  • Jong AZ have the fewest scored goals in the first half (4) in Eerste Divisie
  • Jong AZ have the most matches under the total-line (10) in Eerste Divisie
  • Jong AZ haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 FC Volendam 16 10 5 1 40 22 8 5 2 1 20 12 8 5 3 0 20 10 18 35
2 Excelsior 16 10 2 4 41 23 7 3 2 2 17 11 9 7 0 2 24 12 18 32
3 FC Emmen 16 9 3 4 24 13 7 4 0 3 12 5 9 5 3 1 12 8 11 30
4 De Graafschap 16 9 3 4 27 17 8 3 3 2 9 10 8 6 0 2 18 7 10 30
5 Jong Ajax 16 9 2 5 39 29 8 5 1 2 23 14 8 4 1 3 16 15 10 29
6 ADO Den Haag 16 10 2 4 32 19 7 5 0 2 14 8 9 5 2 2 18 11 13 26
7 FC Eindhoven 16 8 2 6 31 24 7 5 1 1 16 9 9 3 1 5 15 15 7 26
8 FC Den Bosch 16 8 1 7 20 23 9 6 0 3 12 12 7 2 1 4 8 11 -3 25
9 Roda JC Kerkrade 15 6 4 5 28 22 8 2 3 3 13 12 7 4 1 2 15 10 6 22
10 Jong AZ 16 6 3 7 14 16 9 4 2 3 8 7 7 2 1 4 6 9 -2 21
11 MVV Maastricht 15 7 0 8 18 33 7 4 0 3 12 13 8 3 0 5 6 20 -15 21
12 NAC Breda 16 5 5 6 24 22 7 4 2 1 15 6 9 1 3 5 9 16 2 20
13 Jong PSV 16 5 4 7 23 25 9 4 2 3 14 11 7 1 2 4 9 14 -2 19
14 Jong Utrecht 16 5 4 7 20 24 8 3 0 5 8 13 8 2 4 2 12 11 -4 19
15 VVV-Venlo 16 6 1 9 17 22 9 5 1 3 13 10 7 1 0 6 4 12 -5 19
16 Telstar 16 4 5 7 19 34 8 1 3 4 11 20 8 3 2 3 8 14 -15 17
17 Helmond Sport 16 4 3 9 15 27 9 3 1 5 8 16 7 1 2 4 7 11 -12 15
18 Almere City 16 3 4 9 28 36 8 1 2 5 13 19 8 2 2 4 15 17 -8 13
19 FC Oss 16 3 3 10 17 28 8 2 2 4 12 15 8 1 1 6 5 13 -11 12
20 FC Dordrecht 16 2 4 10 18 36 8 1 3 4 8 14 8 1 1 6 10 22 -18 10

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.