Almere City FC vs Helmond Sport
Netherlands – Eerste Divisie
Date: Friday, 28 February 2020
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Yanmar Stadion (Almere).
Helmond is at the bottom of the table for yet another season. They finished last in the league in the previous season and have not made any significant improvement so far. After losing 17 of their 27 matches so far we cannot expect them to upset a team that is much higher in the table.
Almere looks favorites to win this even though they have lost their 2 recent league games. They are 10th in the table and a win would help them move up depending on other results. Their last league action was an away defeat to Breda by a single goal.
Almere City vs Helmond Sport: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Almere are unbeaten in their last 5 h2h matches.
- In those 5 games, they have won 4 and one game was a draw.
- Four of those 5 matches had a score with over 2.5 goals.
- Helmond previously won a head to head back in May 2015.
- In their previous 5 trips to Almere, Helmond has a win and 3 defeats.
- The hosts are on a 2 match win streak at home against Helmond.
- Helmond Sport is on a 16 match winless run in the league since October 2019.
- They are on an active 4 match losing streak also.
Almere City vs Helmond Sport: Prediction
The visitors will be back in their half all day. They will get very few chances to score and may not be able to convert them.
In their last game against Jong Ajax, they failed to score and have very few shots on target. They did not score in their recent away games against Nijmegen and Eindhoven. So I don’t see both sides scoring in this game on Friday.
Almere has scored plenty in their home matches in recent times. They netted 9 goals in their 5 previous home games.
On the other hand, Helmond has given away the most number of goals after Dordrecht. From their 5 recent away fixtures, Helmond Spot have conceded 13 goals.
Also in the last 2 head to head games between them at this ground we saw a score with over 2.5 goals. So I am backing a similar scoreline in this match also.
Almere City vs Helmond Sport: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.48 (1/2).
Both teams to score: No @ 2.12(9/8).