FC Emmen vs Cambuur Match Analysis & Prediction
15/01/2023 6:45 pm
FC Emmen and Cambuur meet in a mid-season relegation six-pointer in the latest round of Eredivisie fixtures on Sunday, with the sides separated by just three points.
In the wake of lifting the Eerste Divisie title last season, Emmen have only registered two victories throughout a disappointing campaign.
In search of their first league victory since the beginning of November, Dick Lukkien’s side restarted the Eredivisie campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Twente on January 6.
However, Emmen eventually returned to winning ways on Wednesday in the second round of the KNVB-Beker, as Miguel Araujo’s 94th-minute winner saw Lukkien’s side progress to the next stage at the expense of VVV-Venlo.
With every chance of moving out of the relegation playoff spot with a victory, Emmen will fancy their chances against a Cambuur side who have not been victorious in the Eredivisie since the beginning of October.
Sitting three points adrift of safety, Cambuur require a crucial victory after seven tiresomely long matches without success.
After suffering a 3-0 home defeat to Volendam on January 8, Cambuur then failed to progress to the third round of the KNVB-Beker, as De Treffers claimed the notable scalp of their higher-league opposition on Wednesday.
FC Emmen vs. Cambuur Head to head
In the previous 39 meetings between these two sides, Emmen have claimed 17 victories while Cambuur have won 19, and they have drawn in three. Cambuur have scored 68 goals and conceded 55 in the process.
FC Emmen Team News
Emmen head coach Dick Lukkien could stick with the attacking 4-2-3-1 formation that fired his side to their midweek victory in the KNVB Cup.
Richairo Zivkovic is likely to begin as a lone striker, with Ahmed El Messaoudi, Ole Romeny and Mark Diemers starting just behind the Dutch forward.
FC Emmen's Last 5 Matches
Cambuur Team News
Cambuur will be forced into making a change with on-loan Everton goalkeeper Joao Virginia suspended for the trip to the De Oude Meerdijk after being sent off in the cup game.
In the absence of the Portuguese shot-stopper Robbin Ruiter is expected to deputise between the sticks.
Cambuur's Last 5 Matches
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