Telstar vs NEC Nijmegen
Netherlands – Eerste Divisie
Date: Friday, 07 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Rabobank IJmond Stadion (Velsen-Zuid).
With the fight for the top eight spots getting tight, both teams are in dire need of the three points. The home ground advantage will give a slight edge for Telstar in the clash with Nijmegen.
- Telstar form: 24 matches – 10 wins – 6 draws – 8 losses – 36 points.
- Nijmegen form: 24 matches – 9 wins – 8 draws – 7 losses – 35 points.
The teams are close to each other with just a one-point difference. Telstar is at the 8th spot and Nijmegen at the 10th place in the league table.
Telstar vs NEC Nijmegen Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has won only one of their seven fixtures since 2014.
- Three of NEC’s five wins were registered as the host.
- Both teams have scored goals in three of the last five clashes.
- Their previous encounter awarded a 4-2 home win for Nijmegen.
Telstar vs NEC Nijmegen Prediction
It will be hard for the punters to find a full-time winner of the two since they are just a point apart in the league table. However, considering their home ground advantage, Telstar will be closer to taking the three points from the match.
Telstar was unbeaten for consecutive four matches until their loss in the previous clash. The White Lions were on the road when facing Almere in the 4-2 defeat. It was their third loss in the last ten fixtures across all major competitions.
Andries Jonker and boys have been performing well at home in the campaign. They are on a three-game winning streak in their home matches lately. Also, Telstar has lost five of their 12 home matches in the league so far this season.
Telstar will still have Nijmegen facing them at the other end with an almost similar overall form. They also lost their previous game in the campaign but at home. NEC faced Cambuur and lost 0-2 giving away a clean sheet in the clash.
Apart from that, Francois Gesthuizen will be worried about his team’s away form. The visitor has only two wins in their recent five trips on the road. Also, they have a mixed form away from home marking all possible outcomes four each in their league away streak.
As such, the punters can go with the host having the slight edge over Nijmegen with their home ground advantage and league performance. Hence, Telstar will be close to creating the winning chances of the game. To be safer, it is better to go with a double chance.
Besides, Nijmegen has scored an average of 1.4 goals in their league away fixtures so far this season. On the other hand, Telstar has scored the same average in their home matches in the campaign. Hence, there is a probability that the total score will be over 2.5 goals in ninety minutes.
Telstar vs NEC Nijmegen Betting tips
Double chance: Telstar or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.57 (4/7).