Almere vs Cambuur
Netherlands- Eerste Divisie
Date: Friday, 9 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Yanmar Stadion (Almere).
Almere will host a familiar opponent in the Round 13 of the Eerste Divisie this Friday. Both the teams have had an average start to the season.
The home side is 5th in the league table after 12 matches, with 7 wins included and 3 losses. A 3 game losing run in all competitions was ended when they won in their last league match against Helmond away from home.
They had a good start to the league and had a 4 game winning streak too. But consecutive losses took away the momentum they gathered dragging them to the 5th spot they are in now. Over 2.5 goals were scored in total in 3 of the last 5 games across all venues.
At home, they looked unbeatable for some time and also won 4 straight games. Then they hosted G.A.Eagles in their last home fixture which they lost 1-0.
The former champions Cambuur will want the repeat of a 2013 season when they last laid hands on the title. They are just in contention for promotion to the top tier and are 8th in the table. From the 12 matches that were completed, they managed to win 6 and lost 4 as well.
The Yellow-Blues have found wins recently in both the league and the cup, after 3 consecutive losses in the league. In the last 6 matches in all competitions they took part in they have 3 wins and defeats each.
A score of over 2.5 goals was recorded in 5 of those matches too. Rene Hake’s team has lost all 3 of their recent away games in the competition and last 4 games on road had over 2.5 goals in total.
When we compare the form of both the sides there is not much difference but we can possibly see a tight game this Friday.
Almere vs Cambuur: Head-to-head (h2h)
- In the last 4 competitive h2h, Cambuur is unbeaten and have 3 wins in all 4 of them.
- In the last 4 h2h played at home of Almere, both the teams have 1 win each and the other 2 matches were drawn.
- Cambuur is unbeaten away in the last 2 h2h matches.
Almere vs Cambuur: Prediction
The visitors have not lost at this ground in the last 2 h2h games. But when we look at the recent form of the Black Sheep at home, I don’t see them losing as well. They have won 4 of their last 5 games at Almere, and the only game they lost was against the team who are second in the table. Also considering the 3 games losing streak in the games on road for the away side, there are little chances that Hake’s side will win this one. So we can place our money on the home team to win with 1.78 odd.
The away side has won both their recent matches. But even though they won them they don’t have a clean sheet in any of their previous 7 games. Also in the last 4 away games, they conceded at least 2 goals. With the home team on good scoring form, with 22 goals in all their league matches, we can expect the match to have over 2.5 goals. So a bet can be placed for the same with 1.53 od.
Almere vs Cambuur: Betting Tips
Almere to win @ 1.78 (7/9).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.53 (6/11).