Roda JC vs Dordrecht predictions for Friday night’s Eerste Divisie fixture at Parkstad Limburg Stadion. After four wins from five in November, can Roda JC move closer to the top five this Friday evening when they entertain third bottom Dordrecht? Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Roda JC vs FC Dordrecht Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Roda JC to Win
Roda JC 3-0
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Reason For Roda JC vs FC Dordrecht Betting Tips
Roda JC made a rather indifferent start to life back in the second tier, but the Kerkrade outfit have moved back into contention for the Play-offs after notching four victories from their five matches in November. They entertain third bottom club Dordrecht this Friday evening, fresh from dealing out a 0-5 hammering to Oss on match day 16, and Robert Molenaar’s men are fancied to keep up their terrific run of form.
There were a few question marks over Roda’s mini resurgence prior to last week considering the three teams they’d beaten in November were all in the bottom six, whilst they’d also succumbed to a 2-0 loss at 10th placed MVV a fortnight ago.
But Robert Molenaar’s side answered their critics in style by turning in what was by far their best performance of the campaign, as 4th placed Oss were handed a 0-5 caning at Frans Heesen Stadion.
The result was all the more impressive as Oss were on a four match winning run going into that contest, but Roda looked a class apart as a brace from Eerste Divisie top scorer Huseyin Dogan spearheaded a memorable triumph for the Kerkrade outfit.
Roda are still 7th in the standings but are now just six points behind leaders Den Bosch and three behind Twente who currently occupy the final Play-off spot.
If Roda can extend their strong run on the lead up to Christmas, they could well be in the top five at the turn of the year and they’ll back themselves to challenge for automatic promotion in the second half of the campaign if that’s the case.
Molenaar’s side have a tough couple of matches upcoming against Volendam and Den Bosch to round off 2018, but they should go into those fixtures in decent shape by claiming all three points here on match day 17.
Roda’s home form has been patchy overall this term with three wins, two draws and two defeats recorded at Parkstad Limburg Stadion, but it would be a shock were they not to improve those stats against a Dordrecht side who are winless on the road in 2018/19.
The visitors have had an encouraging couple of weeks since Scott Calderwood took over from Gerard De Nooijer, with last week’s 2-0 home win against RKC backing up a respectable 1-1 draw at Almere City on match day 15.
But the latter result was just the second point that Dordrecht have taken on the road from eight outings this term, and it’s asking a lot of Schappenkoppen here to bag their first away victory of the season against an in form Roda side who they’ve not beaten before in five previous attempts (Four wins for Roda, one draw).
The term ‘banker material’ should always be used sparingly in Eerste Divisie (last week’s crazy results epitomising exactly how unpredictable this division can be at times), but we can’t see anything other than a home win here and we’re playing with a straight bat for a three point stake.
Roda’s last two home successes against Telstar and Helmond Sport have been comprehensive 3-0 victories and we’re going to chance the same correct score here alongside our main match bet.
Head to Head
The teams have met five times dating back to 1994, with Roda successful in four of those and one draw. This will be the first clash between the pair since the 2008/09 Eerste Divisie campaign.
Roda JC vs FC Dordrecht Stats
- Roda JC have won four of their last five Eerste Divisie matches.
- The hosts have won their last two games at Parkstad Limburg Stadion 3-0 (vs. Telstar & Helmond Sport).
- Dordrecht have lost six of their eight away league fixtures this term, drawing the other two.
- Dordrecht have never beaten Roda JC, with the Kerkrade outfit victorious in four of the five previous meetings between the sides.
Roda JC Team News
Roda JC have no selection concerns for this one and are set to remain unchanged after last week's superb 0-5 romp over Oss. Eerste Divisie top scorer Huseyin Dogan should again feature prominently for Robert Molenaar's side.
FC Dordrecht Team News
Dordrecht should keep the same eleven here after their 2-0 victory over RKC last week. Oussama Zamouri starts up front again after his double salvo in that fixture, with new boss Scott Calderwood setting his side up in a defensively focused 5-3-2 formation.
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Published: December 6, 2018
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