Amateur outfit Kozakken Boys are hosting Den Haag on January 10th as they look to advance in the KNVB Beker.
Kozakken Boys vs Den Haag: Our top betting tips
Just last season Den Haag were in the top tier of Dutch football. Despite having suffered relegation and now struggling in the second tier, they shouldn’t have any trouble seeing off Tweede Divisie side Kozakken Boys or will they? Find out with our Kozakken Boys vs Den Haag match Series Soccer Tips preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
A surprise result
We are making a big prediction to get our tips for this game underway; we think Kozakken Boys will hold Den Haag to a draw through to the 90 minute mark. They obviously play at an inferior level but Den Haag are not having the best time of things right now with just one win in their last nine games and the fact they’re away from home makes this game a little bit trickier than it might seem. Combine those factors with some positive soccer tips tomorrow for Kozakken Boys have shown and an upset could be on the cards; Kozakken have won three of their last four games.
A low scoring match
If you focus purely on the form of Kozakken Boys then you’d look at this game and think it’s a banker to go over 2.5 goals. We don’t. We think this match will be a low scoring one and this is why. Goals aren’t usually a problem for the hosts but they’ll respect the superior quality in Den Haag’s team and likely aim to be a little more defensive; this could cause issues for Den Haag who struggle for goals. They’ve only scored two goals across their last six games. That toothless attack combined soccer tips 1x2 with a less adventurous Kozakken side doesn’t scream goals galore.
Here are the key stats & form guide for Kozakken Boys vs Den Haag
So, that gives you some insight to how the different bookmakers see the action unfolding. How though do the bookies odds translate into probabilities ahead of this game? Let's find out.
Kozakken Boys odds: Odds TBC (Odds TBC) – xx%
Draw odds: Odds TBC (Odds TBC) – xx%
Den Haag odds: Odds TBC (Odds TBC) – xx%
Den Haag arrive in this game as heavy favourites and that puts a lot of value on the draw and home win options owing to the venue and form Den Haag have shown. If you are looking to find attractive odds for a Den Haag win then you’ll need to delve into markets such as the handicaps or win to nil options.
Check out the predicted lineups ahead of Kozakken Boys vs Den Haag
If Kozakken Boys are to advance from this tie then they’re going to need a full strength XI on the pitch with each of those players bringing their absolute A game. Ordinarily, they operate in a 4-3-3 but expect that to look much more like a 4-5-1 for this game.
Predicted lineup – Janssen (GK), Keukens, van Ingen, Hoogveld, Creutzburg, Geelhoedt, Mulder, Vermeulen, Lommers, Altintas, van Zundert
On paper, Den Haag should be able to make a few changes away from their strongest XI and navigate their way through this tie. As it happens though, we don’t think they will. Confidence is already creaking for the Eerste Divisie boys and, after winning last time out, they need to do all they can to build some momentum.
Predicted lineup – Nikiema (GK), Asante, van Breemen, Kemper, de Waal, Thomas, Hall, Wehrmann, Catic, Bilate, Sellouki
*Starting lineups are usually announced one hour prior to kick off.
Player to watch
We’ve touched on the importance of Kozakken Boys being on top of their game and that is especially true of their defensive players. For that reason, Kaj Ramsteijn is going to be vital. Not only is he an experienced centre back but he’s the captain too. The Boys will look to him for their organisation and expect him to lay down a marker of the levels needed.
A quickfire FAQ on Kozakken Boys vs Den Haag
Where is the match being played? – De Zwaaier
Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Den Haag
What time does the match kick off? 7 PM GMT