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FC Volendam vs Helmond Sport Predictions

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  • Kras Stadion
FC Volendam
Helmond Sport

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Tip Reasoning

If there’s one team for punters to avoid away from home in Eerste Divisie, it’s most certainly Helmond Sport. Rob Alflen’s side have now gone 17 games on the road without winning in a run stretching back to last season, and their last two away games have been defeats by a three goal margin against MVV (3-0) and Twente (4-1). Its little surprise then that Volendam are rated strong odds-on favourites for this week’s clash at Kras Stadion, and we expect Hans De Koning’s side to oblige fairly comfortably.

Volendam have been in decent form of late and arguably deserve to be above 14th in the Eerste Divisie standings.

Following last week’s gutsy 1-1 draw away to 2nd placed Den Bosch, Palingboeren have now won three, drawn two and lost one of their last six league matches, which puts them 6th in the second tier form table.

The issue for Volendam is that the teams outperforming them on that score are all in the Play-off places, so Hans De Koning’s men are finding it hard to make inroads on the top nine.

The likes of RKC, FC Eindhoven and MVV have all been stringing winning runs together of late, so Volendam are still four points in arrears of where they want to be despite a clutch of impressive results.

Nonetheless, Volendam should bag an important three points this week and potentially make up a place or two depending on how other results go.

Palingboeren have lost just two of their last 11 Eerste Divisie fixtures at home and are consistently playing with confidence and fluency in front of their own fans.

The Volendam faithful will see anything but three points this Friday as a failure against ailing Helmond Sport, but their side should experience little trouble in dispatching of Rob Alflen’s team.

Sport can’t but a win on the road and their overall form is back at rock bottom after a couple of decent wins towards the end of last year – most notably a 3-0 triumph against 5th placed Sparta Rotterdam at Lavans Stadion.

Helmond have now lost four on the spin after being turned over 1-2 by fellow basement dwellers Dordrecht on match day 24, and they’ve managed just 14 points all season to date. Sport have secured just five of those points on the road from 12 outings, conceding 23 goals at a rate of almost two per game.

The cards will surely have to drop right for Alflen’s charges if they are to break their away duck and gain an elusive victory and Volendam simply look too solid at the moment to slip up here.

So we’re backing the hosts to triumph cosily here by covering a one goal handicap – something they’ve managed in half of their eight wins this term. With Sport losing five of their 12 away matches by at least a two goal margin, this looks the best way to get stuck into the favourites at a working man’s price.

With Sport conceding roughly two per game on average, we’re also going for a 2-0 correct score in favour of Hans De Koning’s Play-off chasers.

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