Excelsior vs NEC Nijmegen Prediction & Match Preview

Excelsior vs NEC Nijmegen
Netherlands – Eerste Divisie
Date: Friday, 6 December 2019
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Van Donge & De Roo Stadion (Rotterdam).

Both teams are placed next to each other in the table and have so far displayed almost similar kind of form. However, only one of these two have the home advantage this Friday, and that will probably make the difference as these two take the pitch.

Excelsior vs NEC Nijmegen Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last two games had goals from both teams, and more than five goals per match as well.
  • It’s been four years since Nijmegen have won against this opponent.
  • Six of the former eight overall wins went to the teams that had home advantage.
  • At this venue, in the last 12 years, the guests have won just once.

Excelsior vs NEC Nijmegen Prediction

Excelsior were on the road the last match-day and conceded in the 4th minute itself. But they showed the conviction to script a 1-4 comeback, with two goals apiece in each half.

Meanwhile, Nijmegen were on the road and succumbed to a 3-1 defeat to Volendam the previous game week.

To determine the winner of this upcoming game, consider the performances of Excelsior in front of the home crowd, and of the same for Nijmegen on the road.

Excelsior had lost just two games from their previous fifteen matches in front of the home crowd, and one of these had come against Jong Ajax. They also had managed to win eight of their last ten appearances at this venue.

On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in six of their last eight matches on the road, and most importantly, in h2h clashes, Excelsior have been the more dominant one.

In fact, they have been winless against this opponent in the last four years, and at this venue, they have lost just once since 2006. Moreover, home teams have had the upper hand in these games for quite a long time as well. To quote a stat, six of the previous eight overall h2h wins went to the teams that had home advantage.

Taking into account these observations, count on the hosts, Excelsior, to register the win.

Excelsior vs NEC Nijmegen Betting Tips

  • Excelsior to win @ 2.00 (1/1) odd.