VVV-Venlo vs FC Emmen
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 7 December 2019
Kick-off at 18:45 UK / 19:45 CET
Venue: Covebo Stadion – De Koel (Venlo).
An Eredivisie relegation six-pointer takes place at Covebo Stadion – De Koel on Saturday, as VVV Venlo take on FC Emmen.
VVV-Venlo vs FC Emmen: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (34 games): VVV Venlo 14 wins, 7 draws, FC Emmen 13 wins.
- Pride of the South have 7-3-7 record at home versus Emmen.
- Both teams have scored in seven of the last nine head-to-head meetings.
- VVV Venlo has scored first in five of their last six encounters.
VVV-Venlo vs FC Emmen: Prediction
Having sacked Robert Maaskant after they were hammered by Heracles 6-1, Venlo seems somewhat steadier. Before winning 2-1 at home versus Twente, Venlo last recorded win was back in September.
Currently sitting 15th, with a W-D-L record of 4-0-11, they’re Eredivisie’s worst defense having conceded enormous 39 goals while scoring just 14.
Lukkien’s men had a disastrous start to the season, losing five of the opening six games. Their form picked up just before first international break kicked in and till today they’re patiently picking up points.
Placed 13th, their battle is far from over as they’re only 3 points away from the abyss. Having managed two consecutive draws v PSV (H) and RKC (A), this game might be the one to allow them some breathing room.
But the thing is, they’re yet to win on the road. One draw and six losses (with 4:20 GD) doesn’t exactly inspire confidence.
Bram Verbong and Lee Cattermole are out for Venlo while Dick Lukkien side is weakened by the absence of Payne, Bakker, Hamrol, Jansen and Niklas Beste.
Both teams to score seem like a sensible option, all things considered. Both sided are god-awful defensively and while their offensive capabilities are limited, they can (and often do) chuck at least one goal in.
Another one I’d try is a Draw. This one is more of a hunch. Two of their last three meetings ended up that way. And third one, FC Emmen won 2-3, with their winning goal scored deep in the overtime.
VVV-Venlo vs FC Emmen: Betting tips
Both teams to score @ 1.57
Draw @ 3.80.