Roda JC vs Heracles Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Reason For Roda JC vs Heracles Betting Tips
Roda JC are veterans to the Eredivisie, with their relegation and direct promotion back in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons representing the only blemish on a 43-year period of top flight football. Last season’s 14th placed finish, only five points above Willem II and the relegation zone, was expected for the side as they aimed to re-establish themselves. To further this cause, the hosts had an essential makeover of their entire squad over the summer, with as many as eleven new players joining the ranks.
Heracles made club history last season with a monumental 6th placed finish in the Eredivisie taking them through to the Europa League playoff group, where four teams face off for one available spot in the Europa League third qualifying round. Aggregate wins of 6-3 and 3-1 against FC Groningen in the semi final and Utrecht in the final respectively saw them qualify for the UEFA Europa League for the first time ever, marking the occassion with a 1-1 draw at home to Portugese side Arouca in the first leg. Heracles have a further second leg fixture on the Thursday before this match.
While Roda JC have made a whole host of changers to the team sheet and have a pretty stellar pre-season record (W7 D1), Heracles have played a few club friendlies of their own over the summer, winning four, drawing two, and losing one, scoring fourty-one goals along the way – an average of six goals per game. Heracles will already have two true competitive (Europa League) fixtures under their belt heading into this game which integrated players added over the summer. Roda JC have had a flurry of new players join them who don’t have any truly competitive experience playing alongside one another. Historically, Roda JC have the better record over previous meetings, but they come into this match with defeats in all six of the last six competitive home fixtures (five Eredivisie and one cup), failing to score in three of these.
These trends warrant enough to feel their is decent value in the away side here and, as such, Heracles draw no bet at 11/10 and Heracles to win 2-1 at 10/1 with bet365 are our choice bets for this match.
Head to Head
Roda JC won 5-0 away to Heracles when the two sides met in February earlier this year. Over all 23 meetings between the two sides, Roda JC have won 12, drawn 4 and lost 7.
Roda JC Team News
Roda JC have a whole host of changes over the summer, with as many as 11 new faces joining the side during the transfer window.
Heracles Team News
Heracles have a few players of their own coming in during the transfer window, notable wingers Daryl van Mieghem and Brandley Kuwas both from Excelsior. Heracles will, however, be without right back Wout Droste for this match.
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Roda JC vs Heracles Stats
Over 2.5 goals were scored in five of Roda JC’s last six and three of Heracles last six Eredivisie matches. Road JC won all but one of their eight preseason club friendlies, drawing 0-0 away to Birmingham City last Saturday.
Published: August 7, 2016
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