NEC Nijmegen vs Excelsior Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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NEC Nijmegen vs Excelsior Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Excelsior will be looking to extend their winning streak in the Eredivisie to three games when they travel to the Goffertstadion to take on NEC Nijmegen on Saturday evening. NEC Nijmegen lost 3-0 on the road at FC Twente last time out in a game in which they delivered just one shot on target. On the other hand, Excelsior picked up a narrow 1-0 home victory over Vitesse thanks to an early goal from Nigel Hasselbaink. 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

NEC are on terrible run of form at the moment, but they still hold an impressive head-to-head home record over Excelsior. Meanwhile, the visitors come into this clash high on confidence following their recent victories in the Eredivisie. They are one of the worst away sides in the division, but they did well to score at least once in each of their last three league trips. I’m backing NEC to get back to winning ways here, but I’m also expecting Excelsior to get on the scoresheet.

NEC Nijmegen to win at 6/4

Both teams to score - Yes and Over 2.5 goals at 4/5

NEC Nijmegen Preview

NEC Nijmegen’s abysmal run in the Eredivisie continued at the weekend as they were beaten 3-0 on the road at FC Twente. Overall, NEC have lost eleven of their last twelve games in the Eredivisie, and are currently on a six-game losing streak. NEC have struggled to keep the ball out of their own net over the past month, having conceded at least two goals in five of their last six league fixtures. Actually, their sloppy defence has been the main reason for their struggle throughout this Eredivisie campaign, as they hold the third worst defensive record in the division with 56 goals conceded in 31 league outings. They are second from the bottom in the Eredivisie table tied on 28 points with the 16th-placed Sparta Rotterdam, two points behind safety. Their home form has also been a problem as NEC are the third worst home side in the division, collecting just 19 points from their 15 home league games. The good news is that NEC are undefeated in their last five home meetings with Excelsior across all competitions, scoring at least two goals in four of these. Jay-Roy Grot has been NEC’s most prolific player in front of goal so far this season, as he is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with just five goals in his 17 league appearances.

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Excelsior Preview

On the flip side, Excelsior have endured a mixed run of form in the Eredivisie over the past two months, but they showed signs of improvement recently. They come into this tie on the back of two consecutive victories over Sparta Rotterdam and Vitesse, conceding just two goals in this term. Due to this recent form, Excelsior are now outside the relegation zone in 14th spot, three points clear of the bottom three. Similar to their Saturday’s opponents, Excelsior have also struggled to keep the ball out of their own net this season, having conceded 56 goals in 31 league fixtures. On the road, Excelsior were on a six-game winless streak across all competitions prior to their 2-3 victory at Sparta Rotterdam in their most recent league trip. Overall, Excelsior have only won two of their 15 league trips so far this season. Excelsior are winless in their last five visits to the Goffertstadion, but the good news is that they are undefeated in the last two meetings with NEC Nijmegen. Nigel Hasselbaink have been Excelsior’s most prolific player on the pitch so far this season, helping the team with nine goals and six assists in his 29 league appearances.

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NEC Nijmegen Team News

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

Excelsior Team News

Filip Kurto is a doubt, but Hicham Faik and Luigi Bruins are both missing through injury. The good news is that Soares Bordignon Arghus is back in training following his hamstring injury.

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

NEC Nijmegen saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Excelsior

Excelsior saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Excelsior saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against NEC Nijmegen

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

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)

Excelsior Form Guide

Excelsior Team Logo

Excelsior

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
L A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

PEC Zwolle Team Logo PEC Zwolle

FT 5 - 0

(HT 4 - 0)

D A

20-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Go Ahead Eagles Team Logo Go Ahead Eagles

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

NAC Breda Team Logo NAC Breda

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo AZ Alkmaar

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

11-08-2018

Eredivisie

Fortuna Sittard Team Logo Fortuna Sittard

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-08-2018

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

25-08-2018

Eredivisie

NAC Breda Team Logo NAC Breda

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

01-09-2018

Eredivisie

ADO Den Haag Team Logo ADO Den Haag

FT 2 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

06-09-2018

Club Friendlies

Lokeren Team Logo Lokeren

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

15-09-2018

Eredivisie

Willem II Team Logo Willem II

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

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

Excelsior 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 vs Excelsior Sidelined Players

NEC Nijmegen
20 Mohamed Rayhi Suspended
Excelsior
24 Hicham Faik Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Joris Delle 190 84
2 LB Michael Heinloth 176 66
15 CD Robin Buwalda 188 82
4 CD Wojciech Golla 182 80
24 RB Andre Fomitschow 180 74
3 CD Dario Dumic 188 85
21 CM Ali Messaoud 183 76
8 CM Janio Bikel 174 65
19 CM Julian von Haacke 181 70
47 CF Arnaut Groeneveld 179 74
17 CF Jay-Roy Grot 193 93
No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Warner Hahn 190 96
30 CD Jordy de Wijs 189 84
23 RB Milan Massop 188 75
2 LB Khalid Karami 175 73
4 CD Henrico Drost 183 80
8 CM Ryan Koolwijk 195 76
17 CM Fredy 183 84
12 CM Jeffry Fortes 181 66
11 LF Stanley Elbers 172 68
29 CF Mike van Duinen 183 74
7 RF Nigel Hasselbaink 168 60