NEC Nijmegen vs Heracles Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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NEC Nijmegen vs Heracles Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

NEC Nijmegen and Heracles will be facing each other at the Goffertstadion on Sunday afternoon, with both teams looking to get back to winning ways in the Eredivisie. NEC Nijmegen were beaten 0-1 at home by Sparta Rotterdam despite they had a better ball possession and even missed a penalty kick in the 16th minute through Gregor Breinburg. On the other hand, Heracles were thrashed 4-1 on the road at Ajax last weekend, with their consolation goal being scored by Samuel Armenteros. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT.

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Betting Predictions and Tips

NEC Nijmegen have lost their last two home fixtures in the Eredivisie, but the good news is that they have won three of their last four home meetings in the Eredivisie. On the other hand, Heracles have lost four of their last five away games in the Eredivisie and scored just two goals in the process. It’s difficult to predict the winner in this one, but I’m expecting an open game at both sides have struggled to keep the ball out of their own net throughout this Eredivisie campaign. 

Over 2.5 goals at 1

Both teams to score - Yes at 7/10

NEC Nijmegen Preview

NEC Nijmegen kicked off the new year with two consecutive victories over Willem II and Roda JC Kerkrade, but they have suffered five successive defeats since then. Last weekend, NEC suffered a narrow 0-1 home defeat at the hands of Sparta Rotterdam, but the most worrying fact is that they have only scored two goals in their last five league fixtures. NEC currently stand in 12th position in the Eredivisie table with 25 points to their name after 24 rounds, just six points clear off the bottom three. The main reason for NEC’s disappointing Eredivisie campaign has been their sloppy defence as they hold the worst defensive record in the division, conceding 40 goals in 24 league outings. Their recent home form has been a complete mixed bag with three draws, three defeats and three wins in their last nine home league fixtures. The good news is that NEC have won three of their last four home meetings with Heracles in the Eredivisie, scoring at least two goals in two of these. Jay-Roy Grot is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with 5 goals, while Dario Dumic and Kevin Mayi have bagged eight goals and five assists between them. 

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Heracles Preview

Meanwhile, Heracles’ three-game unbeaten streak in the Eredivisie ended last weekend as they were thrashed 4-1 on the road at Ajax. This leaves Heracles only in 10th spot in the Eredivisie table with 28 points under their belts after 24 rounds, eight points off the play-offs. Similar to their Sunday’s opponents, Heracles have also struggled to keep the ball out of their own net, conceding 39 goals in 24 league fixtures. The good news is that Heracles managed a decent tally of 33 goals so far this season, including 12 from their experienced striker Samuel Armenteros. Brandley Kuwas has also played a vital part in Heracles’ performances throughout the season, helping the team with three goals and three assists in his 23 league appearances. Away from home, Heracles have endured a mixed run of form over the past five months, registering five defeats, three draws and two victories in their last ten away games across all competitions. Actually, the Almelo club have lost four of their last five away league fixtures, conceding at least two goals in three of these. Heracles should feel confident ahead of this clash as they picked up a 2-0 victory over NEC Nijmegen in the reverse fixture.  

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NEC Nijmegen Team News

Mikael Dyrestam, Frank Sturing and Fabian Gmeiner are all doubts, but Jay-Roy Grot is out with a knee injury.

Heracles Team News

Gor Agbaljan, Peter van Ooijen and Vincent Vermeij are all missing through injury, while Lerin Duarte is a doubt. The good news is that Mark-Jan Fledderus is back in training following his cruciate ligament injury. 

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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 Heracles

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

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

AVG Goals

1.2

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)

Heracles Form Guide

Heracles Team Logo

Heracles

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Almere City FC Team Logo Almere City FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D H

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Kasimpasa Team Logo Kasimpasa

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

31-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Rosenborg 2 Team Logo Rosenborg 2

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Fiorentina Team Logo Fiorentina

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

05-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Helmond Sport Team Logo Helmond Sport

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

11-08-2018

Eredivisie

Ajax Team Logo Ajax

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

18-08-2018

Eredivisie

ADO Den Haag Team Logo ADO Den Haag

FT 4 - 2

(HT 3 - 2)

L A

26-08-2018

Eredivisie

Willem II Team Logo Willem II

FT 5 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

02-09-2018

Eredivisie

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo AZ Alkmaar

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

16-09-2018

Eredivisie

SC Heerenveen Team Logo SC Heerenveen

FT 3 - 5

(HT 1 - 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

Heracles Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

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 Heracles Sidelined Players

NEC Nijmegen
17 Jay-Roy Grot Injured
Heracles
19 Vincent Vermeij Injured
20 Peter van Ooijen Injured
23 Mark-Jan Fledderus Injured
24 Gor Agbaljan Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Joris Delle 190 84
24 RB Andre Fomitschow 180 74
3 CD Dario Dumic 188 85
4 CD Wojciech Golla 182 80
15 CD Robin Buwalda 188 82
2 LB Michael Heinloth 176 66
34 CM Gregor Breinburg 171 70
21 CM Ali Messaoud 183 76
19 CM Julian von Haacke 181 70
20 CF Mohamed Rayhi 178 76
47 CF Arnaut Groeneveld 179 74
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Bram Castro 190 80
21 RB Robin Gosens 181 68
3 CD Mike te Wierik 191 73
27 CD Justin Hoogma 182 64
12 LB Wout Droste 179 72
7 CM Brahim Darri 180 68
10 CM Thomas Bruns 177 67
14 CM Joey Pelupessy 172 63
9 CF Samuel Armenteros 178 80
17 LF Brandley Kuwas 178 65
18 RF Kristoffer Peterson 185 78