Evenly matched teams: Roda JC Kerkrade vs Almere City match preview

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Competition: Netherlands Eerste Divisie
Competition: Mon 05.April
Match begins: 14:45 (UTC)
Venue: Parkstad Limburg Stadion (19979 seats)

Roda JC Kerkrade will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 16 points behind Almere City.

Insights:
  • Roda JC Kerkrade have the most matches over the total-line (18) in Eerste Divisie
  • Almere City have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Kerkrade and Almere City.

8-6-10 (wins/draws/losses). These are the numbers for Almere City when playing away games on artifical turf, which is not the surface they have on their own home stadium (which has grass). Their goal statistics from those 24 matches are 42-52 (scored/conceded).

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Roda JC Kerkrade form and stats

7-5-3 (win-draw-lost) are the Eerste Divisie numbers at home for Roda JC Kerkrade so far this season.

Kerkrade travelled for their previous game, a trip to Go Ahead Eagles that ended 0-0. Before that game, the 3-1 home victory against SC Cambuur.

This is expected to be a close game, with Roda JC Kerkrade perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Roda JC Kerkrade as a small favourite), we find four games. Roda JC Kerkrade has won one of these, drawn two and lost one.

With an average of more than two goals per home game in the league (30 in 15 games), Roda JC Kerkrade's attacking play is working. Roda JC Kerkrade have conceded 19 in these home matches.

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Almere City form and stats

Playing away, Almere City have won 8 games, drawn 3 and suffered 4 defeats in the Eerste Divisie this season.

Thomas Verheydt (2) scored in Almere City's previous match, the home game against NEC that ended 2-0. A 0-2 defeat away at MVV Maastricht before that.

Almere City goalie Michael Woud was high and low in the NEC game, contributing six saves towards the victory.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found seven similar matches played by Almere in our archives, and the results are: two wins for Almere City, one draw and four defeats.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Telstar in just four days.

Almere have scored more than twice on average per away game (in the league), an impressive attacking display. They have 36 goals from 15 away matches. The Almere manager J. Rijsdijk has some worries about the defense as 33 goals have been conceded in these travels.

Head 2 Head

This is the result when the teams met earlier this season; Almere City - Roda JC Kerkrade 2-1. Head-2-head stats last nine meetings: two - two - five (Kerkrade wins - draws - Almere City wins). As for goals, five matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), four had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Almere CityT. Verheydt
T. Verheydt
19 goals
KerkradeP. Pflücke
P. Pflücke
11 goals
Roda JC KerkradeE. Falkenburg
E. Falkenburg
8 goals

Roda JC Kerkrade missing players

Almere City missing players

Roda JC Kerkrade Almere City
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
31 15 4 Played P 6 15 31
13 7 1 Won W 3 8 20
10 5 0 Drew D 1 3 5
8 3 3 Lost L 2 4 6
58 30 5 Scored S 16 36 67
45 19 10 Conceded C 13 33 40
94% 93% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 94%
90% 93% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 93% 87%
71% 73% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 83% 80% 61%
52% 53% 75% Over 3.5 O 3.5 67% 67% 39%
13% 7% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 40% 26%
61% 67% 75% BTTS BTTS 83% 80% 52%
26% 27% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 7% 39%
19% 13% 25% Failed to Score F T 17% 13% 16%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.5 1.7 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.8 1.2 1.2
3 2 1 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
12.5 11.9 7.8 Shots (avg) S ( 14 13.3 12.6
5.2 5.1 3.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 6.7 6.3 5.9
36% 39% 33% Goal Efficiency G E 40% 38% 36%
Key stats in Eerste Divisie this season:
  • Almere City have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Almere City haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Roda JC Kerkrade have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Roda JC Kerkrade have the fewest matches under the total-line (11) in Eerste Divisie
  • Roda JC Kerkrade have the most matches over the total-line (18) in Eerste Divisie

  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 31 23 4 4 84 25 15 12 0 3 45 13 16 11 4 1 39 12 59 73
2 Almere City 31 20 5 6 67 40 16 12 2 2 31 7 15 8 3 4 36 33 27 65
3 De Graafschap 31 20 4 7 59 43 16 10 3 3 28 19 15 10 1 4 31 24 16 64
4 NAC Breda 31 19 6 6 62 31 15 11 1 3 35 15 16 8 5 3 27 16 31 63
5 Go Ahead Eagles 31 17 8 6 49 22 16 7 5 4 20 11 15 10 3 2 29 11 27 59
6 NEC 31 17 5 9 59 35 15 9 3 3 28 13 16 8 2 6 31 22 24 56
7 FC Volendam 31 14 8 9 64 44 16 6 3 7 33 26 15 8 5 2 31 18 20 50
8 Roda JC Kerkrade 31 13 10 8 58 45 15 7 5 3 30 19 16 6 5 5 28 26 13 49
9 Helmond Sport 31 10 9 12 45 52 16 7 2 7 23 28 15 3 7 5 22 24 -7 39
10 Excelsior 31 11 5 15 54 53 16 6 2 8 30 29 15 5 3 7 24 24 1 38
11 MVV Maastricht 31 11 5 15 39 58 16 8 2 6 27 31 15 3 3 9 12 27 -19 38
12 Telstar 31 10 7 14 50 48 16 5 4 7 33 26 15 5 3 7 17 22 2 37
13 Jong Ajax 31 9 8 14 51 62 16 4 5 7 24 31 15 5 3 7 27 31 -11 35
14 TOP Oss 31 10 5 16 32 50 15 6 2 7 23 25 16 4 3 9 9 25 -18 35
15 Jong PSV 31 8 7 16 46 58 15 3 5 7 19 23 16 5 2 9 27 35 -12 31
16 Jong Utrecht 31 10 1 20 43 64 15 5 0 10 20 30 16 5 1 10 23 34 -21 31
17 FC Eindhoven 31 7 9 15 38 54 15 4 5 6 27 26 16 3 4 9 11 28 -16 30
18 FC Dordrecht 31 8 3 20 32 75 15 4 3 8 17 28 16 4 0 12 15 47 -43 27
19 Jong AZ 31 7 5 19 42 81 15 4 3 8 28 40 16 3 2 11 14 41 -39 26
20 FC Den Bosch 31 5 8 18 37 71 16 4 6 6 24 26 15 1 2 12 13 45 -34 23

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.