Fortuna Sittard - De Graafschap
Fortuna Sittard hosts De Graafschap in round 29 of the Eerste divisie. This match has implications for the championship and is the match of the round. Both teams are looking forward to returning to first flight but Fortuna is much closer. Only 1 team can promote directly and Fortuna is right up there being 4 points behind NEC which has shown frailities. Fortuna is third with 52 points while De Graafschap is down on 6`th with 44 points and with good chances of reaching the play -off.
Fortuna is back on track after 4 bad matches which they lost but the rotten apple in the likes of coach Oliseh was removed and the interim coaches Claudio Braga and Kevin Hofland took charge. With two unlucky draws Fortuna is back on track with wins over MVV 3:0 at home and 3:1 over Eindhoven away. There are new winds blowing for Fortuna Sittard and the fans just might see their team playing with Ajax soon. fortuna is very good at home this esason having 10-2-2 with th second best attack and second best defense.
DE Graafschap was relegated 2 seasons ago from Eredivisie and had a lousy first year on the lower tier. They finished 12`t last season and were pretty awful away from home. This season they do better but I think it is still to early for them to promote. They have not been convincing at home or away with pretty similar results. Away from home they have 5-5-4 and are tough to beat with also quite potent attack having 29:19 gd. Lately away from home though De Graafschap has lost 4 of the last 6 matches with the biggest loss coming against Emmen 5:2. They can definitely score though.
Today Sittard will miss Smeets, Ospitalieri, Vlijter while De Graafschap will miss Van den Hurk and Driver.
This has definitely potential for goals but with the Fortuna defense working well and goals not being kind to me I choose Fortuna AH 0.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 12.03. 20:00h