De Graafschap vs NAC Breda
Date: Friday, 1 February 2019
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stadion De Vijverberg (Doetinchem).
Bottom two sides are set to battle it out in the maiden fixture of the round on Friday evening at Stadion De Vijvergebrg. It is a true relegation six-pointer given teams are separated by only a single point halfway through the season. Only the rock-bottomed team will be dropped down to the second division, while two clubs above will play the relegation play-offs.
Stakes will thus be high in Doetincham as none of teams can afford a failure here. De Graafschap started the year in a tremendous fashion beating Fortuna Sittard 5-1 on the home patch. Nevertheless, they could not back up such display falling 2-0 away at 15th-plced Excelsior last Saturday. The defeat, combined with Breda’s home draw to ADO Den Haag, left Superboeren alone at the very foot of the league ladder. Can they find the performance from the previous home fixture and be productive in the final third here on Friday?
De Graafschap vs NAC Breda: Head-to-head
NAC Breda were much more successful historically.
They won 17, drew 4 and lost 6 of 27 meetings with De Graafschap so far.
Breda claimed a 3-0 victory when they met Superboeren in mid-August last year in this term of Eredivisie.
De Graafschap vs NAC Breda: Prediction
The team led by Mitchell van der Gaag is clearly struggling for goals at the start of the year. They only found one in two league matches. It came seven days ago when Breda drew 1-1 at home to ADO Den Haag thanks to an equalizer from substitute Gervane Kastaneer.
The home court advantage might play a significant role here as both teams offered much better performances in front of their fans throughout the season. Breda claimed only two points from nine Eredivisie outings so far (2 draws and 7 defeats in the process) with a dreadful goal difference 6-24 along.
De Graafschap, on the other side, notched seven goals in last two league matches on the home patch (2-2 vs Vitesse and 5-1 vs Fortuna Sittard). We’ll go for the home win at 2.20 as the main betting prediction.
De Graafschap vs NAC Breda: Bet Tips
De Graafschap to win @ 2.20 (6/5)
De Graafschap to keep a clean sheet @ 3.50 (5/2).