NEC Nijmegen vs Fortuna Sittard
Netherlands KNVB Cup
Date: Thursday, 1st November 2018
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: Goffertstadion, Nijmegen.
Eredivisie and Eerste Divisie go against each other in this Round of 16 fixture of KNVB Cup. NEC Nijmegen is one of the top tier teams of the second division while Sittard comes from the bottom tier of the first division.
NEC Nijmegen was just humiliated by TOP Oss in last weekend’s league fixture at their own home. The score line read 1-5 in favour of the visitors. Till the half time, NEC Nijmegen was putting on an above average performance and had just conceded one goal. But in the second half, they totally imploded and forgot tactics and formations.
Oss took them for a ride and put four goals past their net in the second half alone. Nijmegen will be coming into this match with very low team morale and energy.
Comparatively Fortuna Sittard will be on higher spirits, considering they were able to limit damage against the fifth-place team in the Eredivisie, on the road, to just a one-goal loss. Sittard was playing an away game against Vitesse, and till the 66th minute Sittard had hopes of an upset. After conceding a goal early in the first half, they were able to pull back one just before half time.
A goal in the 66th minute kind of dampened their fighting spirit, but still Sittard had positives to take back from the game.
NEC Nijmegen vs Fortuna Sittard Head-to-head (h2h)
- Ten of the thirteen matches between the teams saw both teams getting on the score sheet.
- Nine of the thirteen matches saw over 2.5 match goals being scored.
- Nijmegen has just one win in their last six matches.
- Sittard has lost just two of their last seven games.
- Nijmegen is on a streak of four winless matches at home.
- Fortuna Sittard has lost just three of their last seventeen matches on the road.
NEC Nijmegen vs Fortuna Sittard Prediction
The apparent difference in surrounding quality for both the teams will come into play for this match. Nijmegen plies their trade in the Eerste Divisie, while Fortuna Sittard represents Eredivisie. Despite being on the road, the advantage lies with Sittard.
Recent form suggests that Sittard will be hard to beat on an away turf. They have performed exceptionally well in recent away matches.
Meanwhile Nijmegen has been having a poor run in their home. Currently they are going through a run of four winless matches, and as everything indicates, the stat will be stretched even longer after this match.
Games between these two sides usually see a lot of goals as well as both the teams getting on the score sheet. Being a highly competitive game, go for Both Teams to Score option and if you are ready to take a slight risk with singles, go for the Over 2.5 goals option too.
NEC Nijmegen vs Fortuna Sittard Betting Tips
Fortuna Sittard Draw No Bet @ 2.10 (11/10)
Both Teams to Score: YES @ 1.53 (6/11).