Football betting preview: Helmond Sport with moderate expectations before welcoming De Graafschap

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Competition: Netherlands Eerste Divisie
Competition: Fri 16.October
Match begins: 16:45 (UTC)
Venue: SolarUnie Stadion (4100 seats)

The visiting De Graafschap side should be favourites in this visit to Helmond Sport, as the away team holds a 6 point advantage from their six league games this season.

It's no vacation for neither Helmond Sport nor De Graafschap as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

5 - 6 - 4 with 23-24. What does this mean? Well, these are the statistics for De Graafschap when playing on artifical turf like they will do today. Wins - draws- losses and goals scored-conceded. De Graafschap play their home games on grass so that's why we provide these numbers.

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Helmond Sport form and stats

Helmond Sport have played three Eerste Divisie home games so far, perhaps enough to set expectations for the season. In that case, only 0 points from these matches could be a signal of rough times ahead. With Helmond having lost three times in a row here, the pressure is increasing on the manager W. Boessen.

Helmond Sport enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at FC Den Bosch's place. The match ended 2-1 with Arno Van Keilegom and Karim Loukili scoring. Ahead of that match, Helmond lost 1-5 at home to SC Cambuur.

Helmond has huge difficulties finding the net and are scoring on average only once per two home matches in the league: 1 goal from 3 games. As for conceded goals, Helmond Sport's unpleasant statistic is 8 goals surrendered.

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De Graafschap form and stats

De Graafschap are doing rather OK so far in their away games in the Eerste Divisie, having played 3 games and collected 4 points (1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss).

De Graafschap has to pack their bags again for the second away game in a row. Last time they traveled to Go Ahead Eagles for a Eerste Divisie game that ended a draw (0-0). Preceding that game was the away victory against Excelsior with the score of 2-1.

De Graafschap has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 5 goals from 3 games. The opposition has been scoring high and low on Graafschap's goalkeeper in away games this season, as they have let in 8 goals in 3 travels.

Head 2 Head

Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: three wins for Helmond Sport, one draw and six wins for De Graafschap. Over 2,5 goals: six times; under 2,5 goals: four games.

Top Goalscorers

De GraafschapE. Lieftink
E. Lieftink
4 goals
De GraafschapM. Hamdaoui
M. Hamdaoui
3 goals
De GraafschapR. Seuntjens
R. Seuntjens
3 goals

Helmond Sport missing players

De Graafschap missing players

Helmond Sport De Graafschap
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
7 3 2 Played P 0 3 6
2 0 0 Won W 0 1 4
1 0 0 Drew D 0 1 1
4 3 2 Lost L 0 1 1
5 1 1 Scored S 0 5 15
12 8 7 Conceded C 0 8 10
86% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 67% 83%
71% 67% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 67% 83%
43% 33% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 67% 67%
14% 33% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 33% 50%
14% 33% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 33% 33%
43% 33% 50% BTTS BTTS 0% 67% 50%
14% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 33% 50%
57% 67% 50% Failed to Score F T 0% 33% 17%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.6 2.7 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 1 1.2
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
81 33 20 Total Shots T S 0 48 87
22 8 5 Shots on Target S O 0 12 28
23% 12% 20% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 42% 54%
Key stats in Eerste Divisie this season:
  • De Graafschap have scored more than double the goals of Helmond Sport.
  • Helmond Sport has the the worst goal difference (-7) at home in Eerste Divisie
  • Helmond Sport have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Helmond Sport have lost all their home matches so far.

  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 SC Cambuur 7 5 1 1 26 8 4 3 0 1 12 4 3 2 1 0 14 4 18 16
3 Almere City 6 5 1 0 14 5 4 3 1 0 7 1 2 2 0 0 7 4 9 16
4 De 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 Helmond Sport 7 2 1 4 5 12 3 0 0 3 1 8 4 2 1 1 4 4 -7 7
15 FC Volendam 6 1 3 2 5 7 3 0 1 2 1 4 3 1 2 0 4 3 -2 6
16 Jong Ajax 6 2 0 4 8 12 3 1 0 2 4 6 3 1 0 2 4 6 -4 6
17 Jong Utrecht 6 2 0 4 8 13 3 0 0 3 2 6 3 2 0 1 6 7 -5 6
18 FC Den Bosch 6 2 0 4 9 15 3 2 0 1 5 3 3 0 0 3 4 12 -6 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.