Roda JC Kerkrade will arrive at Goffertstadion on Friday for the Eerste Divisie fixture with hosts NEC.
All NEC v Roda JC Kerkrade match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below – along with the latest match odds.
NEC head into this game following on from a 2-2 Eerste Divisie drawn result vs Helmond Sport.
For NEC, the goals were scored by Terell Ondaan (22') and Bart van Rooij (47'). Jelle Goselink (3') and Karim Loukili (83') scored for Helmond Sport.
Matches featuring NEC have proved to be lively encounters recently with a lot of goalmouth action the rule rather than the exception. Over their past 6 clashes alone, the sum total of 21 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 16 of those belonging to NEC. With no two games being the same, time will tell if that trend shall be maintained in this next game.
Looking at the pre-match facts, NEC:
- have not been beaten in the league by Roda JC Kerkrade in their previous 5 matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
Roda JC Kerkrade
Roda JC Kerkrade will go into this encounter following a 2-0 Eerste Divisie win versus MVV in their last outing.
For Roda JC Kerkrade, the goalscorers were Danny Bakker (27') and Roland Alberg (95').
The trend of at least one team drawing a blank in games featuring Roda JC Kerkrade has been apparent of late. A glance at their last six meetings reveals that it’s occurred 5 times. In these clashes, their opponents have hit a goal total of 8 while De Koempels have scored 3.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Roda JC Kerkrade:
- have not registered a win against NEC in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 01/05/2016 shows us that NEC have won 5 of these games & Roda JC Kerkrade 1, with the number of drawn matches being 0.
A combined total of 15 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 for NEC and 5 created by De Koempels. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The previous league fixture between the two was Eerste Divisie match day 3 on 23/08/2019 when it ended Roda JC Kerkrade 1-2 NEC.
The match was refereed by Allard Lindhout.
Team News: NEC
Rangelo Janga (Corona virus), Anton Fase (Corona virus), Kevin Bukusu (Corona virus), Mattijs Branderhorst (Corona virus), Mathias De Wolf (Back Injury) and Gabriël Culhaci (Corona virus) will not be able to play for NEC gaffer Rogier Meijer.
Team News: Roda JC Kerkrade
Roda JC boss Jurgen Streppel has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Richard Jensen (Thigh Problems) and Jan Hoekstra (Shoulder Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
Roda JC Kerkrade have it within them to score a goal against this NEC outfit, but it might not prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We are anticipating a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 advantage for NEC after the 90. Definitely a tough call.
What are the best odds for the game?
Checking the latest betting odds for this match in the WDW market, a victory for NEC can be had for 1.9, betting on the draw is 3.95 and putting your money on a victory for Roda JC Kerkrade will get you 3.82. These are the most competitive returns being offered right now.