NAC Breda vs NEC Nijmegen Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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NAC Breda vs NEC Nijmegen Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

NAC Breda will be looking for promotion in the Eredivisie after two straight seasons in the Eerste Divisie when they welcome NEC Nijmegen at the Rat Verlegh Stadion on Thursday afternoon for the first leg of their Eredivisie relegation/promotion play-offs final. NAC Breda managed a comfortable 4-2 aggregate victory over Volendam in the Semi-finals thanks to a brace from Cyriel Dessers and another two goals from Daniel van Son and Nick Runderkamp. Meanwhile, NEC Nijmegen won 4-1 on aggregate over FC Emmen, with all four goals being scored by Gregor Breinburg, Jay-Roy Grot, Kevin Mayi and Taiwo Awoniyi. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

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Betting Predictions and Tips

NAC Breda hold the better head-to-head record in this tie, but NEC Nijmegen’s recent form have seen them win four games in a row. Both sides looked impressive going forward over the past few weeks, so I’m expecting an open game with goals at both ends of the field. Furthermore, six of the last seven meetings between these two teams have seen goals at both ends of the field.

Both teams to score - Yes and Over 2.5 goals

NAC Breda Draw No Bet

NAC Breda saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

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

NEC Nijmegen scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

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

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

NAC Breda Form Guide

NAC Breda Team Logo

NAC Breda

Won

2

Draw

0

Lost

8
L H

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Sparta Rotterdam Team Logo Sparta Rotterdam

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Excelsior Team Logo Excelsior

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

31-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Konyaspor Team Logo Konyaspor

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Manchester City U23 Team Logo Manchester City U23

FT 4 - 3

(HT 2 - 2)

L A

12-08-2018

Eredivisie

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo AZ Alkmaar

FT 5 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

18-08-2018

Eredivisie

De Graafschap Team Logo De Graafschap

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

25-08-2018

Eredivisie

Excelsior Team Logo Excelsior

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

02-09-2018

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

16-09-2018

Eredivisie

Fortuna Sittard Team Logo Fortuna Sittard

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

NEC Nijmegen Form Guide

NEC Nijmegen Team Logo

NEC Nijmegen

Won

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
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)

W H

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Kayserispor Team Logo Kayserispor

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

17-08-2018

Eerste Divisie

Cambuur Team Logo Cambuur

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

27-08-2018

Eerste Divisie

Jong FC Utrecht Team Logo Jong FC Utrecht

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

31-08-2018

Eerste Divisie

FC Dordrecht Team Logo FC Dordrecht

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

08-09-2018

Eerste Divisie

Roda JC Kerkrade Team Logo Roda JC Kerkrade

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

14-09-2018

Eerste Divisie

Jong PSV Team Logo Jong PSV

FT 4 - 4

(HT 2 - 2)

NAC Breda Preview

NAC Breda are currently on a six-game unbeaten streak across all competitions, winning three and drawing three in the process. Scoring goals hasn't been a problem during this run, as NAC Breda scored at least two goals in five of these. They also looked solid at the back, keeping three clean sheets in this term, including one against Volendam in the second leg of their Semi-finals tie against Volendam. Furthermore, NAC Breda have been a difficult side to beat at home over the past eight months, losing just two of their last 18 home fixtures across all competitions. In addition, NAC Breda are undefeated in their last six home meetings with NEC Nijmegen across all competitions, winning two and drawing four in the process. Breda were one of the iconic teams in the Eredivisie a few years ago, but after a few seasons struggling to stay out of the relegation zone, they were beaten by Roda JC Kerkrade in a promotion/relegation playoff final at the end of the 2014/15 season. Cyriel Dessers is definitely the player to watch here as he already managed to score a brace in the playoffs and he also was the team’s top scorer throughout the Eerste Divisie regular season with 22 goals in his 36 league appearances.

NAC Breda Team News

There are no fresh injury concerns ahead of this clash for NAC Breda.

NEC Nijmegen Preview

On the contrary, NEC Nijmegen have now won four games in a row across all competitions, scoring at least two goals in three of these. They ended their regular Eredivisie campaign on a high with two consecutive wins over AZ Alkmaar and SC Heerenveen, and followed this up with a 4-1 aggregate victory over Emmen in the playoffs. Similar to their Thursday’s opponents, NEC have been scoring goals for fun lately as they found the net at least twice in three of their last four games across all competitions. NEC’s biggest problem throughout their Eredivisie regular season has been their sloppy defence, as they had one of the worst defensive records in the division with 59 goals conceded in 34 rounds. Furthermore, NEC Nijmegen were on an eight-game losing streak across all competitions on the road prior to their back-to-back wins at Heerenveen and FC Emmen in their most recent trips. The bad news is that NEC Nijmegen are winless in their last eight meetings with NAC Breda across all competitions, losing three and drawing five in the process. Kevin Mayi managed four goals and three assists during the regular season, and he has already scored once in the playoffs.

NEC Nijmegen Team News

Reagy Ofosu is the only doubtful player for NEC Nijmegen ahead of this trip.

NAC Breda Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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

2.3

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

NAC Breda vs NEC Nijmegen Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
26 GK Jorn Brondeel 188 82
29 CD Shane O'Neill 188 86
35 RB James Horsfield - -
2 LB Fabian Sporkslede 180 75
18 CD Bart Meijers 179 72
19 CM Manu Garcia 170 68
27 CM Mounir El Allouchi 176 69
3 CDM Arno Verschueren 186 65
20 RF Thomas Agyepong 183 76
9 CF Cyriel Dessers 185 80
7 LF Giovanni Korte 169 66
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Joris Delle 190 84
28 RB Lorenzo Burnet 182 80
2 LB Michael Heinloth 176 66
3 CD Dario Dumic 188 85
4 CD Wojciech Golla 182 80
21 CM Ali Messaoud 183 76
34 CDM Gregor Breinburg 171 70
19 CDM Julian von Haacke 181 70
18 CF Kevin Mayi 182 78
17 LF Jay-Roy Grot 193 93
47 RF Arnaut Groeneveld 179 74