Twente vs Waalwijk
Dutch Eerste Divisie
Date: Friday, 2 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: De Grolsch Veste (Enschede).
A real buzz is expected in and around De Grolsch Veste on Friday evening when Twente take on Waalwijk in one of the most entertaining clashes of the Matchday No 12 in Eerste Divisie. The hosts might enter the game as heavy favourites, but they will be up against the side which shocked Dutch champions PSV 2-3 on the road in the mid-week KNVB Beker action.
It was a huge result for Fred Grim and his men who showed a huge fighting spirit to bag the stoppage-time goal and take the match into extra-time. There it was Darren Maatsen who notched his second goal of the game to secure a magnificent 2-3 victory for RKV Waalwijk. It was team’s second consecutive 3-2 victory following the last weekend’s home win over Jong Utrecht with this scoreline. Can the visitors take advantage of the momentum and take another big scalp on Friday when they face Twente?
Twente vs Waalwijk: Head-to-head
This will be the first head to head encounter between the two teams in five years.
Twente lead the tie by ten wins coming into the landmark 40th encounter with RKC, but none of last three H2H matches actually saw a winner.
Interestingly, none of last six head to head affairs offered three or more goals.
Twente vs Waalwijk: Prediction
The low-scoring head to head trend could easily be terminated on Friday given both teams’ impressive attacking form in recent outings. The Tukkers notched seven goals in back-to-back league wins over Jong Utrecht and Almere City, while they added four in an easy straightforward victory over lower-division Noordwijk on Tuesday evening in KNVB Beker.
The team led by Marino Pusic sit third in the league ladder being three points shy of leaders Go Ahead Eagles. We have to see them as favourites knowing that Waalwijk lost four on the bounce on travels in Eerste Divisie coming into this one. Given the visitors’ impressive attacking form, backing the home win & BTTS looks to be just the way to go here.
Twente vs Waalwijk: Bet Tips
Twente to win & BTTS @ 2.60 (8/5)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.50 (1/2).