Volendam vs Twente predictions for Friday night’s Eerste Divisie showdown at Kras Stadion. How will both of these sides react this week after crushing defeats on match day 16? Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
FC Volendam vs Twente Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
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Reason For FC Volendam vs Twente Betting Tips
Volendam face off against Twente at Kras Stadion this Friday, with both sides seeking to hit back after suffering heavy defeats on match day 16. Twente lost for the fourth time at home this season as defending champions Jong Ajax ran out 2-5 winners at De Grolsch Veste, whilst Volendam saw their nine match unbeaten sequence broken after going down 5-1 at NEC. Plenty to play for then at Kras Stadion this week, but which team can find an instant riposte?
It’s been a dismal month for Twente who’ve now lost three of their last four Eerste Divisie fixtures, and Marino Pusic’s side find themselves clinging onto 5th place in the table on the run up to Christmas.
Last week’s 2-5 mauling at the hands of Jong Ajax was their fourth defeat of the campaign at De Grolsch Veste, but it still came as a huge surprise considering Jong had previously lost six of their eight assignments on the road this term and travelled to Enschede having lost three of their last four overall in Eerste Divisie.
With a capacity crowd at least three times bigger than any other team in the division, De Grolsch Veste really should’ve been a fortress for Twente this season, but their frequent slip-ups have cost them dearly in terms of points whilst opponents now head to Enschede knowing the former Dutch champions are there to be got at.
So it may well do Twente good to get back on the road this week considering they’ve amassed an impressive 14 points from their seven away outings to date in 2018/19 – and they take on a Volendam outfit who endured a bit of a reality check against NEC on match day 16.
Palingboeren travelled to Nijmegen unbeaten in their last nine league matches, but were comfortably swept aside 5-1 by Jack De Gier’s team, who showed glimpses of why they were rated as favourites for automatic promotion at the start of the season.
It was the first defeat for Volendam under Caretaker Manager Hans De Koning who has guided them superbly since taking the hotseat at the start of October, but the real test comes now as his side look to show what they’re made of following a comprehensive loss.
Volendam have won four and drawn one of their last five appearances at Kras Stadion, home form which stacks up with the very best teams in Eerste Divisie, and Friday’s encounter has the potential to be a real cracker as the teams square off for the first time since the 2008/09 Eredivisie campaign when Twente ran out 2-1 victors in both fixtures.
There’s very little to separate these teams here with Volendam’s home advantage and strong form at Kras Stadion evening out the fact that Twente possess slightly more quality within their squad, so overall a draw looks the best bet for this match day 17 contest.
After both conceding five goals last week and equally desperate to get back on track, it should be a highly entertaining fixture and we’re also going for a 2-2 correct score alongside our main match bet.
Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between the sides since the 2008/09 Eredivisie campaign. Twente have a great record against Volendam, winning 10 of the 14 meetings between the pair dating back to 1993.
FC Volendam vs Twente Stats
- Volendam are unbeaten in their last five home matches in Eerste Divisie, winning four and drawing one of those fixtures at Kras Stadion.
- Twente have lost just once on the road in the league this term, winning four and drawing two of their seven away outings.
FC Volendam Team News
Centre-back Erik Schouten (cruciate) and defensive midfielder Joey Veerman (metatarsal) are still sidelined for Volendam. Boss Hans De Koning could make changes here after suffering his first defeat in charge at NEC last week. Gijs Smal is fit again and could replace either Marco Tol or Darryl Baly in the centre of defence, whilst Teije Ten Den will be challenging Cas Peters for the No.9 role.
Twente Team News
Centre-back Cris Gonzalez is banned here after seeing red in the 2-5 defeat to Jong Ajax last week. Boss Marino Pusic is likely to shuffle his pack after that comprehensive beating, and the likes of Ricardinho and Jan Oosterwijk will be pushing for starts.
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Published: December 6, 2018
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