MVV Maastricht vs Helmond Sport
Netherlands – Eerste Divisie
Date: Friday, 25th January 2019
Kick-off at 19.00 UK/ 20.00 CET
Venue: De Geusselt (Maastricht).
Though these teams are separated by only two spots in league standings, there is an ocean to cross in case of points. The Sterrendragers have posted almost double the points than that of their counterparts.
The team from Maastricht are going through a phase of complacency and will look to shake it off against this weak opponent. But still, the team will come into this tie on a positive note as they denied Jong PSV from taking all three points in the last match-day, even with the away handicap dragging them down.
Sport has not secured a single win on the road, this season in official matches. In the case of overall games too, the situation is not much different. The team is just one point away from being the lowest-placed team in the table, and it looks almost likely in another two or three weeks.
MVV Maastricht vs Helmond Sport Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last two wins in a row, at this venue, belong to Ron Elsen’s men.
- Four of the last five games at the De Geusselt saw both teams on the scorecard.
- The Sterrendragers are unbeaten in their last five ties and recorded three wins in the process.
- 18 of the last 22 fixtures saw goals at either end of the pitch.
- 21 of the last 22 ties saw the team hosting the game, finding the back of the net.
MVV Maastricht vs Helmond Sport Prediction
Do not let the position of Rob Alflen’s men in the league table fool you into thinking that they are closer to the mid-table than the bottom. A closer inspection would reveal the plethora of troubles and crises they are going through. One more loss, and it’s almost a given that the team will become the lowest-placed team in the Eerste Divisie.
The team from Noord-Brabant has not won a single official game on the road this season. The last away tie they won was against some poor club named Gemert. (Get this! The team plays in the second division of Amateur Football in the country – Sunday Hoofdklasse B).
Without contest, the team has one of the worst records in away matches. They have scored the fewest number of goals on the road.
The team has also conceded in their last six appearances against Us MVV’ke.
I believe it goes without saying that the hosts will win at least one half in the tie.
Only Jong Utrecht has lost more second halves on the road than Sport. Additionally, the team that conceded a total of 21 goals in their last nine h2h matches away from home, will let past at least one goal beyond their backline in the second half.
MVV Maastricht vs Helmond Sport Betting Tips
Ron Elsen’s Men to Win At Least One Half @ 1.44 (4/9)
MVV Maastricht to Score in Second Half @ 1.50 (1/2).