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RKC vs Helmond Sport Predictions

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RKC vs Helmond Sport Predictions

A Dylan Seys double salvo helped RKC to seal a vital three points against in form MVV last week, and Fred Grim’s side are now back in the hunt for a Play-off place following a poor run of results. They entertain second bottom Helmond Sport at Mandemakers Stadion this Friday and should have no trouble banking another victory, as the visitors are without a win in ten and still searching for their first away success of the campaign.

There were plenty of standout performances in Eerste Divisie on match day 29, but RKC’s 1-4 triumph at MVV was arguably the most impressive, considering the recent slump they had endured heading into the game at De Geusselt.

Following a tremendous run of seven league wins from eight to move into the Play-offs, RKC dropped down to 11th after picking up just one point from their next four outings, and looked set to struggle against 8th placed MVV, who had banked ten points from their last four games in Maastricht.

But Fred Grim’s charges rediscovered their best form at De Geusselt, and after Anthony van den Hurk had cancelled out Dylan Seys first half strike to equalise on 46 minutes, Waalwijk romped their way to a 1-4 win with three unanswered second half goals.

Whilst RKC remain 11th in the table, they are now on level points with the teams immediately above them and could conceivably move back into the top nine this weekend with another victory, if other results go their way.

And anything but a win for RKC this week would have to go down as a huge shock, even though Helmond Sport played extremely well last week to earn a 1-1 draw against 3rd placed Go Ahead Eagles at Lavans Stadion.

It’s not the first time this season that Sport have shaken up one of the top sides at home, having memorably beaten Sparta Rotterdam 3-0 back in November, but they have failed to land any kind of blow on the road this season and travel to Waalwijk seeking their first away success of the campaign.

Five draws and nine defeats from 14 away matches is enough to conclude that it requires a significant leap of faith to support Rob Alflen’s men in this fixture, even though RKC have lost six times from 15 outings at Mandemakers Stadion this term.

The hosts eased past Sport 0-2 in November’s reverse encounter and we can only see this week’s clash going the same way – especially as RKC will be feeling confident again following that excellent victory in Maastricht on match day 29.

The visitors have managed just eight goals on their travels thus far and have failed to score in three of their last four away,  so we’re backing RKC to win this one to nil alongside a 2-0 correct score prediction.

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