Helmond Sport vs Almere
Dutch Eerste Divisie
Date: Friday, 2 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: SolarUnie Stadion (Helmond).
Almere City will have a chance to return on the winning ways and get the promotional challenge up and running on Friday evening when they travel to SolarUnie Stadion to take on the struggling Helmond side. Schapenkoppen began to lose ground on the top sides in Eerste Divisie after clinching just one point from last three league affairs. They dropped down to 5th in the ladder as a consequence and are now six points shy of Go Ahead Eagles at the very top of the standings.
The poor spell of form for Michele Santoni and his men continued on Tuesday when they fell 2-1 to Tweede Divisie outfit Kozakken Boys 2-1 on the road in the KNVB Beker clash. They previously lost two on the bounce in the league against main promotional rivals Go Ahead Eagles and Twente (0-1 each). Friday’s match with Helmond is a perfect opportunity for the visitors to bounce back from a three-loss streak. Will they pick up the spoils against the only team without a win after 11 rounds of the campaign in Eerste Divisie?
Helmond Sport vs Almere: Head-to-head
Helmond lead the head to head tie by three wins ahead of 31st match against Schapenkoppen.
However, it’s Almere who came on top both home and away in the previous term of Eeerste Divisie, netting five goals in the process.
Both teams were on target in four of last five head to head affairs.
Helmond Sport vs Almere: Prediction
Helmond barely saved the second tier status in the previous term of Eerste Divisie when they finished the season second from bottom. They now share the last position with Dordrecht and Jong Utrecht (at 6 points each) after 11 rounds.
The lack of meticulousness at the back was the main problem for the head coach Robby Alflen so far in the season. Helmond allowed 20 goals in 11 matches. They shipped two or more goals in eight of last nine outings in all competitions. Given Almere are genuine promotional candidates, we have to go for the away win at the 2.00 odds here.
Helmond Sport vs Almere: Bet Tips
Almere to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
HT/FT Almere/Almere @ 3.20 (11/5).