On Friday, December 15, 2023, we will see the real battle between the second and third teams of the Eerste Divisie. The Emmen vs Roda match can be a key one for both teams. For FC Emmen, this is a chance to get closer to a direct competitor and possibly catch on to the first place. In turn, for the Roda JC, this is a real opportunity to get even closer to Willem II, after the latter lost points in the previous match.

Let’s see what to wait for from the feature game with the match prediction from the Second Leagues.

Emmen vs Roda: What to Expect From The Teams

FC Emmen

Emmen has lost a bit of momentum lately. The Fred Grim team lost their last two matches against Willem II (3:0) and FC Eindhoven (3:2). Before that, however, the team had not lost in six matches in a row.

The game against FC Eindhoven was the last one before the Emmen vs Roda match. The club from the province of Drenthe traveled to Eindhoven as a favorite, which Fred Grim’s team began to show from the start, as thanks to the efforts of Piotr Parzyszek and Ahmed El Messaoudi, the visitors took the lead at the break. However, FC Eindhoven Ozan Kökçü managed to score one goal.

The real misfortune was in the second half. Emmen looked quite good, but two painful strikes from Mawouna Amevor in the 88th and Kökçü in the 90+3 left the guests with zero points after this game.

The hosts approach the Emmen – Roda match as the third team in the championship and all is not lost.

Roda JC Kerkrade

But Roda, which until recently led the Eerste Divisie, has now dropped to second place. The reason for this is a series of draws, which caused the team from Kerkrade to lose the lead. It all started with a game against FC Eindhoven (1:1), followed by Groningen (0:0) and Cambuur (1:1). Later on, Roda made some improvements, as they managed to beat MVV (1:0), but then they lost again, this time to Dordrecht (2:0).

The team played their previous match at home, and Jong PSV came to visit. It started off terribly, the teams hadn’t even had time to run up the field yet, and Jason van Duiven had already put the visitors ahead 0:1. However, very quickly the club from Eindhoven lost its advantage. First, goalkeeper Niek Schiks left PSV in the minority, and at the end of the first half, Maximilian Schmid equalized.

Little by little, it became obvious that the guests would leave the FC Emmen vs Roda JC Kerkrade game with a victory, as their advantage became increasingly apparent. It didn’t take long for Enrique Peña Zauner to score what turned out to be the decisive goal in the 51st minute. The result was 2-1 in favor of “De Koempels”.

Emmen vs Roda: Head-to-Head

Emmen vs Roda H2H
2021/22 Season
FC Emmen20Roda JC Kerkrade
Roda JC Kerkrade12FC Emmen
2015/16 Season
Roda JC Kerkrade22FC Emmen
FC Emmen01Roda JC Kerkrade
2014/15 Season
Roda JC Kerkrade13FC Emmen

FC Emmen vs Roda JC Kerkrade: Possible Lineups

Emmen vs Roda Lineups
FC EmmenRoda JC Kerkrade
GoalkeepersJan HoekstraKoen Bucker
DefendersJeff Hardeveld, Julius Dirksen, Michael Heylen, Mike te WierikTeun Bijleveld, Brian Koglin, Matisse Didden, Boyd Reith
MidfieldersJari Vlak, Lucas Bernadou, Ahmed El Messaoudi, Desley Ubbink, Rui MendesWesley Spieringhs, Rodney Kongolo, Walid Ould-Chikh, Enrique Peña Zauner, Lennerd Daneels
ForwardsPiotr ParzyszekMaximilian Schmid

Emmen vs Roda: Match Prediction

To predict a correct result in the Emmen – Roda match is not so easy, because both teams should be in good shape. However, there is one important point, because it is tough for the Roda JC to play away, and FC Emmen will do everything to back their luck, especially on the home field.

Emmen vs Roda prediction: Draw No Bet Emmen with odds at 1.61.

The Match Prediction
Draw No Bet Emmen