NEC Nijmegen vs PEC Zwolle
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Friday, 20 August 2021
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET,
Venue: Goffertstadion (Nijmegen).
NEC Nijmegen had no chance of winning against the reigning champions of Eredivisie right after the promotion from Eerste Divisie this season. Their 5-0 loss on the road with Ajax in the opening match will affect their morale ahead in the campaign.
But the promoted team will aim to make a comeback sooner as they return home for the first home match in the top-tier this term. They will play host to PEC Zwolle on Friday at Gofferstadion and the gust had finished in 13th place on the Eredivisie table last season.
Having opened the new edition of the campaign with a defeat, one cannot say Zwolle has walked away far from last season form. The visitor is now with four defeats in their last five league clashes in the schedule. They will visit on the back of a 0-1 loss at home against Vitesse in the previous encounter.
NEC Nijmegen vs PEC Zwolle Head-to-head (h2h)
- The visitor has been unbeaten in their last nine meetings.
- Only two of their recent five matches have ended in a draw.
- Since 2012, the host has only one win in their ten attempts.
- Both teams have scored in two of their recent five fixtures.
- Their previous encounter gave a 2-0 home win for Zwolle.
NEC Nijmegen vs PEC Zwolle Prediction
Nijmegen has now lost only one of their last five clashes across all major competitions. The host enjoys the ground advantage in the middle and has lost only one of their last eight home matches in the overall schedule.
On the other hand, Zwolle has only one win in their last eight outings in the campaign. And will have to rely on their league experience over the promoted team in the game. Thus, the tip for BTTS will probably be the best bet considering their h2h history along with it.
NEC Nijmegen vs PEC Zwolle Betting tips
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
Both teams to score @ 1.57 (4/7).