Emmen vs De Graafschap
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Friday, 31 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: De Oude Meerdijk, Emmen.
A low-profile affair between Emmen and De Graafschap is set to raise the curtain on the fourth round of Eredivise on Friday evening when two sides take on each other at De Ouse Meerwijk.
Both team shad to feature play-offs in the second division to secure a season in the top flight.
The hosts are enjoying a debut run in the elite class of the Dutch football after eliminating Sparta Rotterdam thanks to a 1-3 away victory in May this year.
Superboeren, on the other side, dispatched Almere City in the relegation play-offs 3-2 on aggregate at the same time.
Dick Lukkien’s side got off to a dream start beating ADO den Haag 1-2 on the road in their inaugural top tier clash earlier this month.
The initial victory was, however, followed by two devastating defeats to league heavyweights AZ and Ajax, a thread which saw Emmen conceded as many as nine goals.
De Graafschap had an identical journey so far. They shocked Feyenoord 2-0 at home on the opening day before suffering back-to-back losses to NAC Breda and Groningen without scoring along the way.
Emmen vs De Graafschap: Head-to-head
This will be the maiden head to head encounter between these two likes in the top flight of the Dutch football.
They’ve met on 22 occasions so far, De Graafschap being the more successful outfit with 12 wins to Emmen’s 5.
Each of past three head to head outings saw four or more goals scored as well as the BTTS option “coming in”.
Emmen vs De Graafschap: Prediction
We could be in for the continuation of a high-scoring trend in H2H games between these two sides given Emmen’s playing style at the start of the season.
The hosts boast league’s weakest defensive record with ten goals conceded in three games so far and Superboeren should get the chance to end the attacking crisis here at De Oude Meerdijk.
Backing goals at both ends looks to be safest of betting calls and you can back it at the odds of 1.57.
The value is also with De Graafschap to score two or more on the evening at 2.37 as they are up against the struggling defensive line of Emmen’s here.
Emmen vs De Graafschap: Bet Tips
Both teams to Score @ 4/7 (1.57)
De Graafschap Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 7/5 (2.40).