Excelsior vs NEC Nijmegen: Preview and Prediction

Excelsior vs NEC Nijmegen
Dutch Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 18th December 2016,
Kick-Off at 11:30 UK,
Venue: Stadion Woudestein (Rotterdam).

Excelsior are in need of a win this weekend to ensure they avoid slipping into the relegation zone. They will be hosting NEC Nijmegen on Sunday afternoon at Stadion Woudestein.

Excelsior are in the 14th position in the Eredivisie table with 15 points, just a points above PEC Zwolle in relegation playoff zone. They have been winless in their last 3 games with two draws and a defeat. The good thing is that they are good in front of goal and have scored in every of their last 5 games.

Meanwhile, NEC will enter this game with huge boost in confidence, having won 3-0 against ADO Den Haag last week. Their last 5 games have seen them win twice, drawn once and lost twice which includes a 5-0 thrashing against Ajax. They are currently on 11th position with 18 points, 6 points below the playoff spot.

Excelsior vs NEC Nijmegen: Head to Head Statistics

The two teams have been involving 15 previous meetings, but only two of the meetings have ended in draw. NEC have won 8 of their meetings, while Excelsior have won 5 of the meetings. Furthermore, the two draws have occurred at Woudestein Stadion while Excelsior have won 3 games and lost twice to NEC. Their last 6 games have been hugely dominated by NEC winning 5 of the games and lost once.

Excelsior vs NEC Nijmegen: Prediction

There are no favourite in this game, despite NEC’s recent dominance in their previous meetings. The game could go either way as the two teams haven’t been in a superb form recently.

Excelsior’s recent scoring form can be an advantage to them in front of their home fans and we expect the game to see at least 2 goals. Both teams are also expected to score.

Excelsior vs NEC Nijmegen: Bet Tips

Both teams to score at 1.74
Over 2.5 goals at 1.90.