Jong AZ vs Roda
Date: Friday, 26 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: AFAS Trainingscomplex (Wijdewormer).
The Cheese heads have not learned anything from their last season. From finishing 16th in 2017 they are now 15th in the table after 10 rounds played. Of those 10 games they have only one victory and has not won in 5 recent fixtures.
The team managed by John van den Brom have found a clinical finisher in Ferdy Druijf who is the top scorer in the league. He has 11 goals and was the only scorer for them in their last match.
The last match ended as a 1-1 stalemate against Dordrecht who are at the bottom of the table. If they can’t win against the poor opposition how will they face the top sides in the upcoming matches?
Roda was relegated from Eredivisie this year. They got a chance to stay in the top tier in the play-offs after finishing 16th in the table, but they lost to Almere City in the second round.
The Miners are 12th in the table with 4 wins.
In their round 10 fixture they shared points with Sparta Rotterdam. A second-half penalty from Mitchell Paulissen saved them from a possible defeat.
German forward Mario Engels has scored 7 goals in 10 matches for them and he is 3rd in the goal scorers list in the league.
Jong AZ vs Roda: Head-to-head (h2h)
There is only 1 h2h fixture prior to this game on Friday.
It was on 2007 when Roda won 2-1.
The reserves of AZ have only 1 win and lost 4 in last 10 matches. At home they have 1 win and 2 defeats. In 4 of those 5 matches over 2.5 goals were scored.
The Miners have 4 wins and defeats each in last 10 games. They have 3 wins in last 5 travels.
Jong AZ vs Roda: Prediction
The hosts are winless in 5 and the travelling side in 3 games as well.
The match may end up as a draw if the teams play defensive but with players like Engels on form, goals are always a possibility. He is Roda’s hope if they have to go back to Eredivisie.
Even though both the sides are in a state of concern, but the Miners looks the possible victors in this clash.
Jong AZ vs Roda: Betting Tips
Roda with away win @ 2.30(13/10).