NAC Breda vs FC Utrecht
Date: Saturday, 16 March 2019
Kick-Off at 18:45 UK / 19:45 CET
Venue: Rat Verlegh Stadion (Breda).
NAC Breda are not pulling up any trees at the moment and they will likely instantly return to the second division of Dutch football. The hosts sit at the very foot of the Eredivisie standings with just 17 points from 25 games. They are as many as five points shy of penultimate-placed De Graafschap (position which leads to relegation play-offs), while the safe zone is nine points away.
The team led by Mitchell van der Gaag are winless in eight league outing sin 2019. They picked up just two points having suffered six losses along the way. The latest of failures came last Saturday when the team fell 2-0 away at defending champions PSV.
NAC Breda vs Utrecht Head-to-head
NAC Breda will rely on the head to head record in look for an upset here.
The hosts lead the H2H tie by three wins coming into 47th meeting with Utreg.
It is interesting to mention that each of past seven head to head affairs saw the Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS option coming.
Utrecht picked up a 2-1 victory when they played host to Breda in the first half of the season in early-October last year.
NAC Breda vs Utrecht: Prediction
The visitors will head into this fixture in much higher spirits. They grew in form significantly of late and are unbeaten in past five league outings. Utrecht played particularly well on the road lately as they picked up back-to-back away win over De Graafschap (0-1) and Heracles (1-5).
Dick Advocaat’s men climbed up to 6th place in the league ladder and they are on the best way to secure a place in Dutch Europa League play-offs in post-season. Breda are struggling badly for goals coming into this fixture. They failed to find the back of the net on more than two occasions in past eight matches in the league.
Utrecht shipped just one goal in last four league games. The value is this decent with the visitors to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 2.62.
NAC Breda vs Utrecht: Bet Tips
Utrecht to win @ 1.72 (8/11)
Utrecht to keep a clean sheet @ 2.62 (13/8).