On Friday, January 22, 2024, the Holland Eerste Divisie will resume after a short break. We are back as well, and we are starting 2024 with the Roda vs Eindhoven prediction. The teams went on Christmas vacation in 2nd and 10th place, respectively. And suppose Roda is now fighting to get directly to the Eredivisie. In that case, FC Eindhoven is only 1 point away from the playoffs or 9 points from getting directly to the top division of the Dutch championship.

Roda vs Eindhoven: What to Expect

Roda JC Kerkrade

Bas Sibum went on a short vacation with a draw against Helmond Sport. At the same time, “De Koempels” went behind twice. In the first half, Ioannis Foivos Botos scored a double for Helmond Sport. Roda JC pulled one back before the break through Maximilian Schmid’s effort – 2-1 at the break.

In the second half, Enrique Peña Zauner restored parity – 2:2. But Ioannis Foivos Botos couldn’t seem to leave the field without a hat-trick that night – 3:2. Everything was going to the point that the guests were going home without any points at all, but Walid Ould-Chikh saved his team in the last compensated minute, closing the canopy at the far post – 3:3.

Roda’s current form is in good shape, as the team rarely loses. However, the constant draws do not allow them to take advantage of Willem II’s mistakes, so it looks like it will be very difficult to reach the 1st place.

Before the match Roda vs Eindhoven, the hosts are 6 points behind Willem II, which is in 1st place. At the same time, “De Koempels” shouldn’t worry so much about the fight for first place as about keeping ADO Den Haag from catching them, as they are only 2 points behind.

FC Eindhoven

Eindhoven also drew against Jong Ajax on New Year’s Eve. Although Ajax’s youth team was not the favorite in the match, this fact did not stop Raphaël Sarfo from opening the scoring in the opening minutes.

Luckily for Blauw-witten, they got back into the game quite quickly – Dyon Dorenbosch equalized in the 12th minute.

In the second half, the situation repeated itself. First, Ajax retook the lead, this time with Gabriel Misehouy scoring for the Amsterdam team, and very soon Ozan Kökçü scored again for Eindhoven – 2-2.

FC Eindhoven has not lost in the championship for 5 matches in a row. These matches include a victory against Emmen (3:2) and a draw against Cambuur (2:2). Only draws against Jong Ajax (2:2) and TOP Oss (0:0) can be called not a very good result.

Roda JC vs FC Eindhoven: Head-to-Head

Although Eindhoven has lost more matches against Roda, this team is among those that can surprise and beat the favorite. This is exactly what happened in the previous match Roda JC – FC Eindhoven, when the guests were able to defeat the opponent last year.

We should not forget about the first-round game, where Eindhoven was very close to winning.

Roda vs Eindhoven H2H
2023/24 Season
FC Eindhoven11Roda JC Kerkrade
2021/22 Season
Roda JC Kerkrade12FC Eindhoven
FC Eindhoven33Roda JC Kerkrade
2021/22 Season
FC Eindhoven11Roda JC Kerkrade
Roda JC Kerkrade20FC Eindhoven

Roda vs FC Eindhoven: Possible Lineups

The hosts have one rather significant loss before the match in the form of Koen Bucker, the main goalkeeper of Roda will return to the game sometime in early spring. Also, do not expect midfielder Orhan Džepar, who was injured in early November last year.

FC Eindhoven has no such significant losses. Only Maarten Peijnenburg, who can hardly be called the team’s main player, is in the visitors’ infirmary.

Roda – Eindhoven Lineups
Roda JC KerkradeFC Eindhoven
GoalkeepersLoek HamersJorn Brondeel
DefendersTeun Bijleveld, Brian Koglin, Matisse Didden, Boyd ReithLuuk Wouters, Mawouna Amevor, Dyon Dorenbosch
MidfieldersWesley Spieringhs, Rodney Kongolo, Enrique Peña Zauner, Sami Ouaissa, Walid Ould-ChikhJustin Ogenia, Farouq Limouri, Sven Simons, Sven Van Doorm, Ozan Kökçü
ForwardsMaximilian SchmidEvan Rottier, David Garden

Roda vs Eindhoven: Match Prediction

FC Eindhoven is ready to give a real fight and there is no doubt about it. Whether the Willem Weijs team will win is still a question, but they are definitely capable of scoring against Roda. So today, we have prepared two match predictions, both on scored goals.

Roda JC vs FC Eindhoven Prediction
Both Teams to Score with odds at 1.65orFC Eindhoven Total Over 1 with odds at 1.97