FC Twente vs NEC Nijmegen Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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FC Twente vs NEC Nijmegen Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

FC Twente and NEC Nijmegen will be facing each other at the De Grolsch Veste on Saturday night, with both teams looking to get back to winning ways in the Eredivisie. FC Twente were thrashed 3-0 on the road at FC Utrecht at the weekend, with Rene Hake’s men conceding all three goals in the second half. NEC Nijmegen, on the flip side, lost 1-5 at home at the hands of Ajax, with their consolation goal being scored by Ferdi Kadioglu just before the hour mark. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT. 

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Betting Predictions and Tips

FC Twente are huge favourites to win here due to their impressive head-to-head home record over NEC Nijmegen. Although, NEC have won their last two meetings with Twente, including a 3-2 victory in the reverse fixture. It’s difficult to predict the winner in this one, but I’m expecting an entertaining affair with at least three goals scored. 

Over 3.5 goals at 6/4

Both teams to score - Yes at 3/4

FC Twente Preview

FC Twente have enjoyed a decent run of form in the first two months of 2017, but they looked awful over the past few weeks. The side have only won once in their last five league outings, and enter the fray on the back of a three-game winless streak. Twente have struggled to keep the ball out of their own net over the past two weeks, conceding at least two goals in each of their last three games in the Eredivisie. Actually, they hold the worst defensive record in top seven with 42 goals conceded in 30 rounds. Twente find themselves in 7th place in the league table with 42 points under their belts, just two points clear off the 8th-placed SC Heerenveen. Their home form has been a complete mixed bag with three defeats, four victories and three draws in their last ten home fixtures in the Eredivisie. The good news is that Twente are undefeated in their last seven home meetings with NEC Nijmegen in the Eredivisie, winning four and drawing three in this term. Enes Unal has been outstanding for Twente so far this season, as he is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with 15 goals in his 28 league appearances. 

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NEC Nijmegen Preview

On the contrary, NEC Nijmegen’s abysmal run of form continued at the weekend as they were thrashed 1-5 at home by Ajax. They are currently on a five-game losing streak in the Eredivisie since a 3-1 home victory over Heracles at the beginning of March. During this poor run of form, NEC have conceded 13 goals while scoring just twice. Overall, Nijmegen have lost eleven of their last twelve games across all competitions. Due to this terrible run, NEC find themselves only in 16th position in the Eredivisie table tied on 28 points with Excelsior and Sparta Rotterdam. In addition, NEC hold one of the worst attacking records in the division with just 28 goals scored in 30 league outings. Their topscorer is Jay-Roy Grot with just five goals under his belt, while Dario Dumic has helped the team with four goals and two assists in his 30 league appearances. Away from home, NEC have only won once in their last 13 away games across all competitions, and are currently on a seven-game losing streak, conceding at least two goals in six of these. Head-to-head, NEC have won the last two meetings with Twente in the Eredivisie, including a 3-2 victory in the reverse fixture.

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FC Twente Team News

Nick Hengelman and Sonny Stevens are both missing through injury, while Chinedu Ede is a doubt.

NEC Nijmegen Team News

Robin Buwalda is the only doubtful player for NEC Nijmegen ahead of this trip.

FC Twente saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

FC Twente saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against NEC Nijmegen

NEC Nijmegen saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

NEC Nijmegen saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against FC Twente

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

FC Twente Form Guide

FC Twente Team Logo

FC Twente

Won

1

Draw

4

Lost

5
L A

28-02-2018

KNVB Cup

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo AZ Alkmaar

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

04-03-2018

Eredivisie

FC Groningen Team Logo FC Groningen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

09-03-2018

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

17-03-2018

Eredivisie

Willem II Team Logo Willem II

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

01-04-2018

Eredivisie

VVV-Venlo Team Logo VVV-Venlo

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

08-04-2018

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

14-04-2018

Eredivisie

ADO Den Haag Team Logo ADO Den Haag

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

17-04-2018

Eredivisie

PEC Zwolle Team Logo PEC Zwolle

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

29-04-2018

Eredivisie

Vitesse Team Logo Vitesse

FT 5 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

06-05-2018

Eredivisie

NAC Breda Team Logo NAC Breda

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

NEC Nijmegen Form Guide

NEC Nijmegen Team Logo

NEC Nijmegen

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
D H

23-03-2018

Eerste Divisie

De Graafschap Team Logo De Graafschap

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

30-03-2018

Eerste Divisie

FC Eindhoven Team Logo FC Eindhoven

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

02-04-2018

Eerste Divisie

Telstar Team Logo Telstar

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

09-04-2018

Eerste Divisie

TOP Oss Team Logo TOP Oss

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

13-04-2018

Eerste Divisie

Helmond Sport Team Logo Helmond Sport

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

16-04-2018

Eerste Divisie

Jong Ajax Team Logo Jong Ajax

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

20-04-2018

Eerste Divisie

Jong AZ Alkmaar Team Logo Jong AZ Alkmaar

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

28-04-2018

Eerste Divisie

FC Dordrecht Team Logo FC Dordrecht

FT 3 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

10-05-2018

Eredivisie Qualification

FC Emmen Team Logo FC Emmen

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Eredivisie Qualification

FC Emmen Team Logo FC Emmen

FT 4 - 1

(HT 4 - 1)

FC Twente Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

NEC Nijmegen Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

FC Twente vs NEC Nijmegen Sidelined Players

FC Twente
20 Sonny Stevens Injured
NEC Nijmegen
6 Mikael Dyrestam Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Nick Marsman 190 82
2 LB Hidde ter Avest 182 73
25 CD Peet Bijen 173 70
3 CD Joachim Andersen 188 90
28 RB Jeroen van der Lely 180 75
19 CM Fredrik Jensen 183 80
43 CM Mateusz Klich 180 67
22 CM Kamohelo Mokotjo 167 63
17 CF Enes Unal 185 75
10 RF Bersant Celina - -
14 LF Yaw Yeboah 169 63
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Joris Delle 190 84
24 RB Andre Fomitschow 180 74
3 CD Dario Dumic 188 85
2 LB Michael Heinloth 176 66
4 CD Wojciech Golla 182 80
34 CDM Gregor Breinburg 171 70
17 CM Jay-Roy Grot 193 93
8 CDM Janio Bikel 174 65
16 CM Ferdi Kadioglu 173 64
20 CM Mohamed Rayhi 178 76
9 CF Taiwo Awoniyi 181 -