ADO Den Haag vs FC Emmen
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 12 August 2018
Kick-Off at 11:15 UK / 12:15 CET
Venue: Cars Jeans Stadion, Den Haag.
Emmen earned the right to make a top flight debut this year by beating Sparta Rotterdam in the promotional play-off in May this year.
It was a massive surprise as Dick Lukkien’s men finished the regular season in Eerste Divisie only at 7th place, but given that Ajax II and PSV Ii were ahead of them in the standings, Emmen got the opportunity to feature the play-offs.
The visitors will make debut on Sunday morning when they travel to Cars jeans Stadion to take on ADO Den Haag.
The Hague enjoyed one of the best campaigns in a while last year when they even made it to the Europa League play-offs after coming seventh at the end of the Eredivisie regular season.
They did not make it to the continental competition, but Alfons Groenendijk and his troops are certainly ready for another string challenge as the new season gets underway this weekend.
Den Haag vs Emmen: Head-to-head
- This will be the first H2H game in ten years between these two sides who last met back in the 2007/08 Eerste Divisie campaign.
- The Hague have a much better head to head record as they won 7 and drew 2 of 9 home meetings with Emmen.
- Interestingly, all of last five head to head affairs saw goals at both ends.
Den Haag vs Emmen: Prediction
Emmen will come into the match as the form favourites following their impressive streak in pre-season friendlies.
The league newcomers won three and drew one of last four games proving out to be super-efficient in the final third in the process.
They bagged seven goals in last two matches against Twente and De Graafschap.
The story is completely opposite with the hosts who were struggling for goals this summer. They failed to score in three of last four games, including the one form the last check against Greek Aris (0-2 defeat) last Friday.
Having this in mind, we just have to try with Emmen not to lose their inaugural fixture in the elite class at the odds of 2.05.
Braver punters can shoot for the visitors to net two or more goals at the odds of 2.62.
Den Haag vs Emmen: Bet Tips
Emmen or Draw Double Chance @ 2.05
Emmen Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.62.