GRAAFSCHAP v TWENTE – NETHERLANDS EREDIVISIE
April 15 2016, Stadion De Vijverberg, 18:00 GMT+0
There are only 5 more matches in Eredivisie and Graafschap has only one goal, and that is to stay above Cambuur and get another chance to stay in the league in play-offs. Jan Verman’s side is currently 1 point above Cambuur and 8 points away from safety. The upcoming matches do not look promising, as they will need to face off against Utrecht, AZ Alkmaar and Ajax. Taking that into consideration there is a good chance Graafschap will not have a easy time in the upcoming matches, nor can I say that for this one.
Looking at statistic, home side has taken 1 more point at home stadium (13) than Twente did on the road (12). However, Twente has a terrible start of the season. Also they won last 3 out of 4 away matches against Heerenveen (1:3), Roda (0:1) and Willem II (2:3). Another fact that is on Twente’s favour is that they won last 2 fixture between these two teams (2:4) and (1:2).
Twente has improved by a lot since the start of 2016, winning 8 put of 13 matches played. Also in the first half of the season, they only managed to get 0.67 points/match, whereas the second part of the season shows 1.87 points/match. That results in Twente being 4th best side in the league.
Both squads will have missing players, Grafschaap will be without Kabasele, Quekel, Heusinkveld, Bannik, Lammers and Linhorst, whereas Smeets is back with his team.
The visiting side will play without Andersen, El Azzouzzi, Mokotjo, Van der Heyden, Agyepong, Oosterwijk, Katsikas, Drommel and Gutierrez. It does seem alarming such a number of players is missing, but I must mention only Andersen and Mokotjo are new to the missing list and Twente has a much bigger squad.
In my opinion Twente is a better team in this match up and given the nice odds I will recommend to take Twente +0 to secure a possible draw.
Prediction: Twente +0
Odds: 2.00 SBOBET