Roda JC vs Helmond Sport predictions for Friday night’s Eerste Divisie fixture at Parkstad Limburg Stadion. After a first league victory in five outings last week, can Roda JC improve on their 9th place at home to winless Helmond Sport? Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Roda JC vs Helmond Sport Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Roda JC & Both Teams To Score @ 7/4
Roda JC 2-1 @ 17/2
Reason For Roda JC vs Helmond Sport Betting Tips
Mario Engels was the hero for Roda JC last week – the prolific German’s scored his ninth goal of the season minutes from time to hand Robert Molenaar’s side a crucial 1-2 win against bottom side Jong Utrecht. It ended a run of four consecutive Eerste Divisie games without a victory for the Kerkrade outfit, who will now set about moving up the table and towards the Play-off places, starting this Friday against winless Helmond Sport at Parkstad Limburg Stadion.
A 1-1 home draw with leaders Sparta Rotterdam was the only decent result attained by Roda JC in October, as defeats to Go Ahead Eagles (3-0) and Jong PSV (2-3) dealt a significant blow to the club’s promotion hopes.
Their last gasp success over Jong Utrecht on match day 12 was far from impressive, but it was enough to stop the rot for the Kerkrade outfit who have largely fared well on the road this term with four wins and a draw accrued from seven outings.
It’s at Parkstad Limburg Stadion where Roda have really let themselves down with just five points gained from five matches, but they have an ideal opportunity to improve that record on Friday when they entertain a Helmond Sport side who are now winless in 20 matches, and who they’ve beaten five times in seven previous encounters.
Rob Alflen’s strugglers had a sniff of success at home to 5th placed Almere City last week after taking the lead through Bodi Brusselers half an hour in, but a double salvo from Italian Edoardo Soleri turned things around for Michele Santoni’s charges.
Sport remain 18th following their sixth defeat of the campaign, and it remains to be seen how much time Alflen will be given to try and turn things around at the club.
Roda won’t be taking the visitors for granted based on their own sketchy form and the fact that Sport have managed to avoid defeat in three of their five fixtures on the road so far this season. But it really is asking a lot of Alflen’s side to get anything at Parkstad Limburg Stadion, a venue at which they were annihilated 7-0 when the sides last clashed in Eerste Divisie.
The hosts are too short in the match betting here to warrant worthy interest, but their odds can be boosted realistically by backing both teams to score as well. Sport have netted in their last six fixtures so they can definitely get on the board here against a Roda side that have conceded eight goals in five at home, but Molenaar’s charges should be too good so it’s 2-1 Roda for us on match day 13.
Head to Head
Roda JC are unbeaten in seven previous meetings with Helmond Sport, winning five. The Kerkrade outfit edged out Sport in the 2nd Round of the Play-offs two seasons ago.
Roda JC Team News
Leading scorer Mario Engels spearheads the Roda attack again here following his match winner at Jong Utrecht last week. The hosts have no injuries or suspensions heading into Friday's game and should retain the same starting eleven.
Helmond Sport Team News
Helmond Sport have a full squad available for this one. Rob Alflen may persevere with the same team that was edged out 1-2 by 5th placed Almere City last week, as his side pursue their first win in 20 matches.
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Published: November 7, 2018
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Roda JC vs Helmond Sport Stats
- Roda JC are unbeaten in seven previous games with Helmond Sport, winning five and drawing two.
- The hosts are unbeaten in their last four Eerste Divisie games.
- Helmond Sport are without a win in their last 20 outings.
- Sport have managed to score in their last six league fixtures.
- Roda JC have conceded eight goals in five home appearances this term.
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