NEC prepare for this match after a 1-1 Eerste Divisie draw vs Jong PSV.
The only scorer from NEC was Thomas Beekman (86'). Kristófer Ingi Kristinsson (45') was the scorer for Jong PSV.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where NEC have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that NEC have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 6 goals in the process. Having said that, time will tell whether such a trend will persist in this game.
Going into this one, NEC have not beaten Go Ahead Eagles in their previous 4 league matches.
Go Ahead Eagles
Go Ahead Eagles head into the encounter following on from a 3-0 Eerste Divisie win to beat FC Eindhoven in their last game.
For Go Ahead Eagles, the goals were scored by Sam Beukema (28'), Mulenga (82') and Bas Kuipers (91').
A tendency of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Go Ahead Eagles has been fairly consistent of late. Checking on their last six games shows that this has happened 5 times. During these clashes, their opponents have managed a goal aggregate of 6 while Trots aan de IJssel have scored 7.
Their prior results show that Go Ahead Eagles:
- have not emerged victorious against NEC when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- haven’t been defeated by NEC when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 5 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels dating back to 25/08/2017, neither club has come out on top overall with NEC winning 1 of those games, Go Ahead Eagles 1 and 4 being draws in normal time.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 27 overall at an average of 4.5 goals per match.
Team News: NEC
Looking at personnel, there is just one fitness concern for the NEC gaffer Rogier Meijer to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust group. Mathias De Wolf (Back Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: Go Ahead Eagles
GA Eagles manager Kees van Wonderen has not got a full squad to pick from. Luuk Brouwers (Back Injury), Antoine Rabillard (Foot Injury) and Martijn Berden (Knee Injury) will miss out on this game.
We’re of the view that Go Ahead Eagles could find themselves struggling to score against this NEC lineup who we reckon will win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We therefore fancy a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 advantage for NEC at the end of this one.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
What are the best odds for this match?
Checking on the latest odds for this match in the 90 minute result market, putting your money on NEC can be had for 1.94, backing a drawn result is 3.7 and taking a punt on a victory for Go Ahead Eagles can be had at 3.9. They’re the most competitive returns offered as of now.