Telstar – Graafschap betting tips for today, May 10, 2018.
Football: Netherlands – Eredivisie
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals
Match Result: 3:2 WON!!!
|After a long Eerste Divisie campaign, these two sides find themselves in contention for promotion to the Eredivisie via the “Nacompetitie” – the promotion/relegation competition.|
|Telstar ended the regular season poorly with back-to-back losses, including one against De Graafschap themselves. The hosts have had poor league finishes in the Eerste Divisie for years now, with sixth place the club’s highest finish since 1993/’94. The club has not featured in this competition since 2008/’09.|
|De Graafschap are the more experienced side of the two in these play-offs. They went up via this competition in 2014/’15, beating Volendam by a single goal over two legs. However, they were subsequently relegated via the same competition the very next season.|
|During the regular season, both of these sides’ games have averaged a handsome amount of goals, Telstar games saw 3.4 goals on average, with 25/38 games producing over 2.5 goals. Meanwhile, Graafschap averaged 3.3 overall (22/38 games with over 2.5 goals). In contradiction, however, the home side won each of the fixtures in the regular season by a single goal.|
|Players to watch: 21-year-old American midfielder, Andrija Novakovich (STO) has scored 19 goals from 35 Eerste Divisie games this term. He ended the season as the second-highest scorer in the division.|
|Daryl van Mieghem (GRA) finished off his season in some style, scoring three goals and notching four assists in his last six games.|
|Stat attack: Graafschap are on an eight-game unbeaten run (W8, D2) whilst Telstar have won just two of their last nine games (W2, D4, L3).|
|The home side has won this fixture on five of the last six occasions. In a stat dating back to 2006, Graafschap is the only side to get an away win in this fixture, winning at Telstar on four occasions over the past 12 years.|