Eerste Divisie predictions

De Graafschap vs Emmen prediction, betting odds and free tips 25/08/2023

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After two games in the Eerste Divisie, the league table is starting to take shape although some teams may feel like they aren’t where they deserve to be. One of those teams is the winless FC Emmen, who have played out two score draws over the past few weeks and on Friday night they are in action again when they face De Graafschap. Neither team has lost a game yet this season but could that all change on Friday? Ahead of the game, here are some free tips and predictions.

The best De Graafschap vs Emmen predictions and picks

De Graafschap to win

De Graafschap have enjoyed a solid start to the season with a win and a draw. They come into the campaign on the back of a midtable finish last term and have looked good in their opening two games. Last weekend, they beat Jong Ajax away from home which will give them a spring in their step as they return home on Friday night. What’s more, De Graafschap haven’t lost to Emmen since 2018 which bodes well for the home side.

Over 2.5 goals

Although De Graafschap opened up their season with a 0-0 draw, they followed that up with an end-to-end 2-1 victory over Jong Ajax. FC Emmen on the other hand have been one of the division’s most entertaining teams to watch over the first two weeks. Fred Grim’s side have played out back-to-back 2-2 draws which suggests we could be in for another goal-filled evening when they take on De Graafschap.


Out of the four games these two teams have played already so far this season, there has only been one where the both team to score market hasn’t been covered. What’s more, six of out of the last eight matches played between De Graafschap and Jong Ajax have seen both teams get in on the action which suggests this is a good market to back on Friday night.

De Graafschap vs Emmen: Preview and team news

De Graafschap

It’s been four years since De Graafschap last played in the Eredivisie and their fans will feel that it’s about time that they mounted another promotion challenge to back into the nation’s top division. Last season they finished in 10th but their start to this campaign will fill them with confidence. New forward, David Bosilj, impressed last time out and will lead the line again on Friday.


FC Emmen endured a terrible run of form at the back end of last season which resulted in their relegation from the Eredivisie. After two games this season, they are yet to taste victory which will have frustrated their supporters as they look to bounce back immediately to the big time. An away win against De Graafschap would put them back on track while a loss would leave them near the bottom of the table.

De Graafschap vs Emmen head-to-head record and form

De Graafschap and FC Emmen have played each other on 26 occasions throughout history. Out of those matches, De Graafschap have won 14, FC Emmen have won five and a further seven have ended in a draw.

De Graafschap’s form: WLWDW

Emmen’s form: WLLDD

De Graafschap vs Emmen FAQs

De Graafschap vs Emmen prediction

  • Where is the match taking place? The match will be played at Stadion De Vijverberg.
  • What is the stadium capacity? Stadion De Vijverberg holds 12,600 seats.
  • What time is kick off? The match will start at 19:00 UK time.

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