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Volendam vs Maastricht Prediction & Betting tips
Two teams who are back in the race for the playoffs after a lesser period meet on Monday evening in Volendam. Which team can do good business?
After a dramatic start of the season, where Volendam even last place in the Jupiler League for a while, the team of Mischa Salden has excellently repacked in 2018. Up to and including last Friday, the Wijdbroek were even the performing team of the new calendar year.
Last Monday, however, the Volendammers went against champion candidate NEC, making the Third Period out of sight. In the Goffert, the Nijmegen team were clearly too strong with 3-0. The final score was already on the scoreboard after 56 minutes by hits from Arnaud Groeneveld, Calvin Verdonk and Guus Joppen.
The third period can fall into the hands of FC Dordrecht on Monday. After the defeat in Nijmegen, Volendam can only theoretically win the Period, which would be a nice reward for the recovery that has become visible in the second half of the season.
Volendam does not have access to Kees Kwakman and Erik Schouten against MVV. Kwakman decided several weeks ago to hang his football shoes on the willows, while Schouten with a heavy knee injury is on the side.
After the defeat in the Limburg derby against Fortuna Sittard, MVV went hunting for rehabilitation last Friday, when the last team Jong FC Utrecht came to visit the Geusselt. It became a 3-1 win for the Maastricht team, but given the number of opportunities the home team received, the score could have been a lot higher.
Thanks to the victory, MVV is still fully involved in the play-off spots. The team of Ron Elsen is one of the eleven teams that compete for a ticket. If the current ranking was the final ranking list, the Maastricht team would miss the play-offs on goal difference. Number eleven FC Den Bosch has, like MVV, gained 38 points from 28 games, but has a better goal difference. So MVV still has to rise at least one spot in the rankings.
In that respect, FC Dordrecht’s victory at De Graafschap was bad news for both MVV and Volendam. Because of the victory of the Sheep Heads, that team is in the lead in the Third Period and when Dordrecht manages to win that period on Monday, there is one ticket less to distribute via the rankings. As a result, both teams will also look with a slant eye towards the Dordrecht match against RKC Waalwijk.
MVV can again appeal to Shermar Martina, Christophe Janssens and Joeri Schroijen against Volendam. The trio was suspended last Friday.
Volendam vs Maastricht head to head matches
29.10.17 EER Maastricht Volendam 2 : 1
28.04.17 EER Volendam Maastricht 3 : 1
28.10.16 EER Maastricht Volendam 1 : 2
20.09.16 KNV Volendam Maastricht 4 : 3 (3 : 3)
06.05.16 ERE Volendam Maastricht 1 : 2