VVV-Venlo vs FC Emmen
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 26th January 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Seacon Stadion – De Koel (Venlo).
Two teams with contrasting fortunes take on each other in this Eredivisie fixture to determine their respective fates.
The hosts look to consolidate their position in the top-seven, a possible path to Europa League, while the visitors would want to add on to their cushion of two points that would ensure their survival in the competition, come this summer.
The Good Old has been on terrifying form at home, and any team would think twice before taking a trip down there. The last time Maurice Stejin’s men tasted defeat at home was against the all-conquering Ajax, and since then they have stayed clean of losses like a recovering addict from smokes.
Dick Lukkien’s men would really love a break right now. Since November every one of their road trips have ended disappointingly, bar one. The lone win came against fellow relegation-sufferer Groningen.
VVV-Venlo vs FC Emmen Head-to-head (h2h)
- 13 of the last 15 wins belong to the hosts of this tie.
- Two of the last four games saw the team on the road failing to score.
- Six of the last eight fixtures at the Seacon Stadion – De Koel saw the hosts keeping clean sheets.
- The last eight ties at this venue saw six home-wins.
- Nine of the last ten games at this stadium had the home-team on the scorecard.
VVV-Venlo vs FC Emmen Prediction
Venlose Trots have been lighting up the Seacon Stadion with their recent performances. The team is unbeaten in their last nine home-ties in a row, and in 11 of the last 12, the sole loss coming against Ajax, and that too for a paltry score of 0-1. The team scored two or more goals in seven of their last eight appearances at home and kept clean sheets in the last four in a row, and in six of the last eight.
The team from Drenthe, on the other hand, was winless in six of their last seven trips on the road, and in 13 of the last 15 overall ties. They failed to score in two of the last three overall games and in three of their last six away matches. They also failed to score in six of their last eight h2h matches on the road.
In light of these observations, I firmly expect a win for the hosts and a clean sheet as well.
VVV-Venlo vs FC Emmen Betting Tips
VVV-Venlo to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Clean Sheet by VVV-Venlo @ 2.75 (7/4).