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Preview: FC Volendam vs. Go Ahead Eagles – prediction, team news, lineups



Sports Mole previews Sunday’s Eredivisie clash between FC Volendam and Go Ahead Eagles, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Two sides who could really do with a victory go head to head at the Kras Stadion on Sunday as FC Volendam lock horns against Go Ahead Eagles.

The hosts are currently on a run of four consecutive defeats while their visitors are winless in six matches leading up to this weekend’s contest.

Match preview

Volendam suffered their heaviest defeat of the season as they were comprehensively thumped 7-2 by FC Twente at De Grolsch Veste on Sunday.

Two goals from Damon Mirani either side of Ricky Van Wolfswinkel‘s effort saw Regillio Simons lead 2-1 before strikes from Naci Unuvar, Robin Propper, Youri Regeer and a Sem Steijn hat-trick completed a remarkable turnaround.

Het Andere Oranje remain bottom but one in the Eredivisie table and are headed for the second tier of Dutch football off the back of what has been a disastrous top-flight campaign.

Lying in store next is the challenge of an opposing outfit who have won each of the last three and are unbeaten in eight of the last nine editions of this fixture.

Currently with the most goals conceded on home turf in the division, Sunday’s hosts will be wary of another defensive collapse in front of their fans.

Go Ahead Eagles were beaten for a third time in four matches following a 3-0 defeat against AZ Alkmaar at De Adelaarshorst on Sunday.

Rene Hake‘s men found themselves trailing by two at half time thanks to strikes from Ibrahim Sadiq and Sven Mijnans before Myron van Brederode sealed the deal 13 minutes from time.

With 43 points picked up from 33 matches so far, The pride of the IJssel Kowet sit ninth in the standings and will feature in the Europa Conference League playoff semi-final.

Having failed to win any of their last five away outings, Sunday’s visitors have work to do at both ends of the pitch if they are to record a first win on the road since February.

FC Volendam Eredivisie form:

Go Ahead Eagles Eredivisie form:

Team News

Volendam’s Joey Antonioli is still ruled out through a long-term injury which has seen him fail to feature since the early exchanges of the current campaign.

Nineteen-year-old Diego Gustavo also misses out for the home side due to a knee injury but Xavier Mbuyamba is fit again after making his return to action last time out.

Willum Thor Willumsson and Mats Deijl were both hauled off with injury scares in the first half of Go Ahead’s defeat to AZ last time out, making them doubtful for this weekend.

This should see Soren Tengstedt and Luca Everink get the nod to feature right from the off here having both come on in the aforementioned game.

FC Volendam possible starting lineup:
Lauwers; Cox, Benamar, Mbuyamba, Plat; De Haan, Mirani, Le Roux; Douiri, Muhren, Johnson

Go Ahead Eagles possible starting lineup:
De Lange; Everink, Nauber, Kramer, Kuipers; Linthorst, Blomme; Edvardsen, Tengstedt, Breum; Baeten

We say: FC Volendam 1-2 Go Ahead Eagles

Go Ahead Eagles have struggled for goals of late but will fancy their chances of getting on the score sheet against a team with Volendam’s defensive frailties. We just about fancy the away side to emerge victorious in the end.

For data analysis of the most likely results, scorelines and more for this match please click here.

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