FC Almere vs VBV De Graafschap Soccer Prediction Today
Almere City is certainly the big sensation in the rise playoffs of Dutch football. Just a few weeks ago, it was difficult to imagine that of all the Table 9. and so that the last team that made it to a playoff spot, at the end of the final is about the rise. In addition, where this playoff place was for a long time anything but secured. Because: Even after the penultimate round and a 2: 3 defeat against FC Eindhoven Almere City was ranked 10th in the Jupiter League, it managed only in the very last minute thanks to a 2-0 home win against FC Volendam in the illustrious circle the promotion candidate. In general, the last results were not necessarily marked by consistency, which of course is not a good prerequisite for a playoff round. In the last 4 matchdays of the Jupiter League, victories and defeats alternated in the case of Almere. In the first playoff rounds, however, it was then able to consistently deliver strong performances. Four playoffs were already on the program for the team of Jack de Gier. You have not lost one. It has already defeated teams that were still part of the highest Dutch league in the past season. So they turned off in the semifinals, the team of Roda JC. They could celebrate a 2-1 away win, so that the 0: 0 from the first leg was sufficient. Both games could even be won against MVV Maastricht. Almere won 3-2 at home and 3: 1 away. Accordingly, you have been able to mark at least one goal in 15 of the last 16 matches this season, in 4 of the last 5 games there were even at least 2 of them. One or the other goal seems to be pre-programmed for Thursday. Also, if you take a look at the home record 2017/2018. Not only that they have not lost a game in the playoffs, but Almere could not celebrate less than 11 of 15 victories in the season 2017/2018 at home. It was defensive as offensive significantly more successful than in foreign countries. A strong 41 goals in 19 duels mean an average of more than 2 goals per home match, and at the same time you have lost just 16 fewer goals. Not to forget, however: The balance sheets fell sharply in the second half of the season, when all but four defeats in their own stadium were taken in the second half of the season.
De Graafschap can be completely satisfied with his season so far. With strong 65 points, they landed on position 4, had accordingly in the playoff for promotion, but only one lap later, as the upcoming opponent from Almere. Whether this is an advantage or a disadvantage is difficult to judge, as the opponent’s current run would make us think that the 2 games more that Almere has already played are a disadvantage for De Graafschap. It is also a fact that in the last playoff away game against Telstar, they had to take a 2: 3 defeat, thus scoring a 4-2 in the second leg in the next round. Sovereign looks different, especially in comparison with the last performances of the opponent. However, the defeat of De Graafschap against Telstar was the only one that has been sourced in recent weeks and months. It was, to be more precise, the only defeat in the last 10 competitive matches, which in turn makes the men of Henk de Jong a favorite in this game. In the final weeks of the “regular season” in the championship, for example, the later playoff opponent from Telstar was defeated 1-0, also against Almere you could decide not too long ago a home game with 4: 2 for themselves. In addition, there was a 2: 2 against the second team of AZ Alkmaar and a 4-1 win against FC Oss in the foreign. The defeat in the playoff away game was thus the only in the last 5 away games of De Graafschap. Overall, the balance sheets in foreign countries this season are not too bad either. They had to play 19 games away, 7 wins and 8 draws. Accordingly, De Graafschap has conceded in the past season even fewer defeats in a foreign country, as was the case in their own stadium. Strong above all the offensive numbers in these duels. 41 goals could be scored away and thus exactly as many as the opponent from Almere at home. Accordingly, a bet on at least one goal for both teams seems an appealing alternative. Even a similar on more than 2.5 goals is anything but unlikely against this background. This value has also been exceeded in 7 of the last 8 official matches of the guests. Personnel we see the away side on Thursday slightly in the advantage, since with the exception of Jurre Vreman no player should fail and we see De Graafschap generally better occupied than the opponent. The direct duel also speaks for the de Jong-Elf, after all, they have lost only one of the last 10 clashes and celebrated 4 wins in the last 5 games. Offensively we see the guests also enormously variable, after all, already 3 players have achieved more than 10 goals this season. The biggest hope is Daryl van Mieghem, who scored 16 goals and 15 assists in 38 games.
Soccer Prediction of the Day FC Almere vs VBV De Graafschap
Overall, we would easily favor De Graafschap in this encounter. But since Almere played in a small rush last time, we would refrain from a bet on an away win.
Prediction Today: FC Almere