Go Ahead Eagles are the guests at Rabobank IJmond Stadion on Tuesday for the Eerste Divisie showdown with home side Telstar.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Telstar v Go Ahead Eagles game (plus the best game odds).
Telstar go into this game after a 1-1 Eerste Divisie tied result against Jong AZ.
The only scorer from Telstar was Ilias Bronkhorst (39'). Yusuf Barasi (10') scored for Jong AZ.
It’s been seldom in recent times where Telstar haven’t conceded. The facts show that Witte Leeuwen have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 9 goals along the way. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to follow through into this next game, though.
Ahead of this meeting, Telstar are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches at home.
Go Ahead Eagles
In their last game, Go Ahead Eagles drew 0-0 in the Eerste Divisie match with Excelsior.
A tendency of at least one team not scoring a goal in games featuring Go Ahead Eagles has become evident of late. A glance at their last six outings shows that it’s happened 5 times. In those clashes, their opponents have managed a goal tally of 2 and Trots aan de IJssel have scored 12.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 18/01/2016 shows that Telstar have won 3 of them and Go Ahead Eagles 2, with the tally of draws being 1.
In all, 19 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 10 of them for Witte Leeuwen and 9 netted by Trots aan de IJssel. The average goals per game has been 3.17.
The previous league contest featuring these sides was Eerste Divisie match day 15 on 17/11/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Telstar 0-2 Go Ahead Eagles.
The referee was Sander van der Eijk.
Team News: Telstar
There is just the lone fitness concern for the Telstar gaffer Andries Jonker to contend with from a near full-strength squad. Frank Korpershoek (Knock) is out of contention.
Team News: Go Ahead Eagles
In an otherwise healthy squad, there’s just the lone fitness issue for the Go Ahead Eagles boss Kees van Wonderen to contend with. Kevin van Kippersluis (Achilles tendon problems) won’t be in action.
We envisage that Go Ahead Eagles and Telstar may well both score, with little between these two teams.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. We’re therefore seeing a tight encounter, finishing with a 1-1 scoreline when all is said and done.
What are the best odds for this match?
Turning to the betting odds in the win-draw-win market, staking on Telstar is best priced at 2.7, backing a drawn result is 3.44 & selecting the winning team to be Go Ahead Eagles gets you 2.65. These are the best of the bets on offer right now.