NEC Nijmegen vs Telstar
Netherlands – Eerste Divisie
Date: Friday, 18th January 2019
Kick-off at 19.00 UK/ 20.00 CET
Venue: Goffertstadion (Nijmegen).
Though both these teams come from the bottom tier of the league table, they have put quite a distance between themselves and the bottom four sides. The 16th placed Telstar has a nine-point lead over Helmond, the 17th team in league standings.
The management of both teams arranged club friendlies for these teams in the Christmas break, probably to build up some much-needed team morale. The ploy seems to have worked as the pair of them secured huge wins. But a win in an official match in the new year still eludes them.
Jack de Gier’s men have the opportunity to get qualified for the Quarter Finals of the Promotion Playoffs if they manage to increase their points tally by four points. As the team comes into this tie, this fact must be the biggest motivator for them.
NEC Nijmegen vs Telstar Head-to-head (h2h)
- N.E.C has won four of the last five games against this opponent.
- Only one tie that featured both these teams has ended with either side on the scorecard.
- The team from Nijmegen has a 100% winning record at home against the White Lions.
- Mike Snoei’s men have not scored a single goal against their rival for this tie, at the Goffertstadion.
NEC Nijmegen vs Telstar Prediction
Jack de Gier’s men have found the back of the net every single time they lined up against Telstar. The team has a rich history of fantastic performances against the team from IJmuiden. Except for a lone loss back in 2014, N.E.C has won all their games against this rival.
Here, they have the backing of the crowd too to increase their chances for a huge win. As mentioned earlier, the chance to get into the playoff mix will drive them forward with vigor.
Going on, Mike Snoei’s men have lost all their h2h ties at this venue, and have never even scored a single goal here. It’s logical to back that the hosts would keep one more clean sheet.
Late goals have been usual when these teams took the pitch at the Gofferstadion. Every single match has seen a goal after the 80th minute. I strongly think we can expect a goal in the second half by the hosts.
NEC Nijmegen vs Telstar Betting Tips
Nijmegen to win @ 1.72
Nijmegen to keep a clean sheet @ 2.85
Nijmegen To Score a goal in Second Half – YES @ 1.42.