We all know that the Dutch 2nd division is absolutely chocka block full of goals, in fact the highest scoring league in Europe with 69% of games having over 2.5 goals. The bookies know this too and have adjusted their odds accordingly, but that does not stop the goals flowing and our pocket continuing to grow fatter, courtesy of our Dutch friends. I’ve collected twice from my three trebles placed on over 2.5 goals in this league, and I’m hoping for another nice return on Monday night.
Helmond Sport v Almere City 7.00pm
Helmond Sport are undefeated in 8 games in the league, scoring an average of 1.63 goals per home game and have achieved over 2.5 goals in 70.8% of their total games.
Opponents Almere City have the highest over 2.5 ratio in the league, a huge 83.3% of their games have featured over 2.5 goals. Their last 6 games have featured 20 goals.
Almere have failed to score just twice in 12 away games this season, and average 1.5 goals per game on their travels.
Combined goals scored in home and away games for the two teams predicts this game to contain 3.13 goals.
This game finished 2-1 to Almere in the reverse game played in mid October.
FC Volendam v Zwolle 7.00pm
Volendam have lost their last 4 league games, but have scored at least 1 goal in each of their last 17 games, scoring a huge average of 2.36 goals per home game.
81% of their home games have had over 2.5 goals, with a combined total of 70% if you take away games into account.
Visitors Zwolle are top of the league, 25 points ahead of today’s opponents, and average a massive 2 goals per game when on their travels.
Combined goals between the two teams here predict 4.36 goals in this match.
The reverse fixture played back in October finished 3-1 to Zwolle.
Go Ahead Eagles v FC Eindhoven 7.00pm
Go Ahead Eagles(10th) are absolutely flying at the moment, winning their last 2 and scoring 11 goals in the process. They score an average of 2.58 goals per game at home.
They’ve scored 31 goals in their 12 home games, making them the second highest scoring team at home behind league leaders Zwolle.
Eindhoven(3rd) do their best work at home and try to keep things tight away from home, but may struggle to keep a clean sheet against Go Ahead Eagles, who have scored in all but 1 of their home games.
They score an average of 1.09 goals per game when playing away from home, but 3 of their last 5 away games have contained over 2.5 goals.
The combined goals statistics predicts this game should contain 3.67 goals.
Eindhoven won the reverse fixture 1-0 in October.
Helmond Sport v Almere City @4/9
Volendam v Zwolle @3/5
Go Ahead Eagles v Eindhoven @13/20