Eerste Divisie preview: Can FC Volendam edge out victory against Jong Ajax?

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Competition: Netherlands Eerste Divisie
Competition: Tue 23.February
Match begins: 17:45 (UTC)
Venue: Kras Stadion (7384 seats)

FC Volendam and Jong Ajax have both delivered a "par" performance so far, to use a golfing expression. Both hold mid-table positions in the Eerste Divisie.

Insights:
  • Jong Ajax have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

The visiting Jong Ajax played their last game only four days ago, a Eerste Divisie match.

9 - 4 - 10 with 41-38. What does this mean? Well, these are the statistics for Jong Ajax when playing on artifical turf like they will do today. Wins - draws- losses and goals scored-conceded. Jong Ajax play their home games on grass so that's why we provide these numbers.

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FC Volendam form and stats

The story so far in the Eerste Divisie for FC Volendam at their home stadium (Kras Stadion) is 4 wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats. With Volendam having lost three times in a row here, the pressure is increasing on the manager W. Jonk.

The Volendam crowd went home unhappy last time out, seeing their beloved players lose 0-2 to Excelsior here at Kras Stadion in a Eerste Divisie match. In the game before, an away victory match versus Go Ahead Eagles with a 3-1 scoreline.

Nordin Bakker had a busy but productive day in the Excelsior match. Despite making eight saves the loss could not be prevented.

The hosts are favourites to win this game, with an estimated chance of about 55-60% of that outcome. Earlier Volendam matches with similar probabilities have ended with two wins, two draws and one defeat (from five games).

There will be little rest for Volendam after this match as they are travelling to FC Eindhoven for a Eerste Divisie game in only four days.

Volendam can score goals in their home matches. After 12 league matches they have found the net 25 times. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. On the other hand, Volendam have conceded 16 goals.

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Jong Ajax form and stats

The visitors are W5-D2-L4 on the road this term. That's in the Eerste Divisie. Momentum is building for Jong Ajax in their away games, having won their two previous outings.

The game before that, was lost at home, a 1-2 defeat against FC Dordrecht.

Goalkeeper Kjell Scherpen made a total of eight saves, making him a hero against SC Cambuur. Heavily contributing to the draw after 90 minutes.

Looking at the earlier recent performances of Jong Ajax when being an outsider away as they are today, we find two matches with the visitors losing one time, drawing one and winning zero games.

Jong has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 21 goals from 11 games. Jong struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 19 goals conceded from these games.

Head 2 Head

These teams' last encounter with each other was the Jong Ajax - Volendam 1-1 earlier this season. Last ten meetings between the teams: Volendam won five, Jong Ajax won two and three draws. seven games with over 2,5 goals, three matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

FC VolendamS. Mulattieri
S. Mulattieri
9 goals
Jong AjaxB. Brobbey
B. Brobbey
9 goals
VolendamB. Deul
B. Deul
7 goals

FC Volendam missing players

Jong Ajax missing players

FC Volendam Jong Ajax
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
23 12 3 Played P 1 11 24
10 4 1 Won W 0 5 8
7 3 0 Drew D 0 2 6
6 5 2 Lost L 1 4 10
48 25 3 Scored S 1 21 39
30 16 5 Conceded C 2 19 44
91% 92% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
74% 75% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 91% 96%
52% 50% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 91% 79%
48% 50% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 55% 46%
30% 33% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 18% 21%
57% 50% 33% BTTS BTTS 100% 73% 75%
26% 25% 33% Clean Sheets C S 0% 9% 8%
26% 33% 33% Failed to Score F T 0% 18% 17%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
0.8 0.3 0.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 1.6 1.7
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 4
 
17.5 18.4 14 Shots (avg) S ( 12 12.3 12
7.2 7.1 6.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 7 5.6 5.5
29% 29% 15% Goal Efficiency G E 14% 34% 30%
Key stats in Eerste Divisie this season:
  • Jong Ajax have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Jong Ajax haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 SC Cambuur 24 18 3 3 69 20 13 10 0 3 39 12 11 8 3 0 30 8 49 57
2 Graafschap 24 17 2 5 51 33 12 9 1 2 25 14 12 8 1 3 26 19 18 53
3 NAC Breda 25 15 5 5 48 23 12 8 1 3 26 12 13 7 4 2 22 11 25 50
4 Almere City 23 15 5 3 51 30 11 9 2 0 22 2 12 6 3 3 29 28 21 50
5 Go Ahead Eagles 24 13 5 6 33 18 12 5 3 4 14 10 12 8 2 2 19 8 15 44
6 Roda JC Kerkrade 25 11 8 6 47 33 12 6 4 2 24 13 13 5 4 4 23 20 14 41
7 NEC 23 12 5 6 40 27 11 6 3 2 20 10 12 6 2 4 20 17 13 41
8 FC Volendam 23 10 7 6 48 30 12 4 3 5 25 16 11 6 4 1 23 14 18 37
9 Telstar 25 9 7 9 43 36 13 4 4 5 27 20 12 5 3 4 16 16 7 34
10 Excelsior 24 9 3 12 45 43 12 4 1 7 23 25 12 5 2 5 22 18 2 30
11 Jong Ajax 24 8 6 10 39 44 13 3 4 6 18 25 11 5 2 4 21 19 -5 30
12 Helmond Sport 24 7 8 9 33 37 13 5 2 6 19 20 11 2 6 3 14 17 -4 29
13 FC Eindhoven 25 7 7 11 36 44 12 4 3 5 25 22 13 3 4 6 11 22 -8 28
14 FC Oss 24 8 4 12 25 36 12 5 2 5 19 16 12 3 2 7 6 20 -11 28
15 Jong Utrecht 23 8 1 14 34 44 11 4 0 7 15 19 12 4 1 7 19 25 -10 25
16 Jong PSV 24 6 5 13 35 51 12 2 4 6 14 20 12 4 1 7 21 31 -16 23
17 Jong AZ 24 6 4 14 35 65 12 3 3 6 24 33 12 3 1 8 11 32 -30 22
18 MVV Maastricht 24 5 5 14 25 52 11 3 2 6 17 29 13 2 3 8 8 23 -27 20
19 FC Dordrecht 24 4 3 17 22 63 12 2 3 7 13 24 12 2 0 10 9 39 -41 15
20 FC Den Bosch 24 2 7 15 26 56 12 2 5 5 16 18 12 0 2 10 10 38 -30 13

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.