RKC Waalwijk vs NEC Nijmegen
Netherlands – Playoff
Date: Tuesday, 14th May 2019
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: Mandemakers Stadion (Waalwijk).
Nijmegen took all advantage of their home status in the first leg and asserted domination within no time. By a quarter of an hour in the first half itself, the hosts were leading by two goals, and though the visitors tried their best to cut down the lead, they were not allowed to.
While the home team had the opportunity to capitalize on this desperation by Waalwijk, they couldn’t add on to their lead. While a two-goal lead doesn’t guarantee progress to the next stage, it’s definitely a huge upper hand to take to the return leg.
Waalwijk, at home, will be forced to go on the attack, and the guests will look to withstand the assault and manage to take advantage of the spaces left behind.
RKC Waalwijk vs NEC Nijmegen Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last nine matches returned eight Nijmegen wins.
- In the last six years, only once has Nijmegen lost.
- Eight of the last eleven wins at this venue went to the visitors.
- Nijmegen scored two or more goals in three of the last four meetings at this stadium.
RKC Waalwijk vs NEC Nijmegen Prediction
Nijmegen is unbeaten in their last seven matches and won six of them. The team was also unbeaten in 16 of their last 19 games. On the road, they are unbeaten in the last three attempts, and in seven of the last nine as well. Also take into account that Waalwijk was winless in three of their last five fixtures, and conceded two or more goals in four of their last six.
Importantly, Waalwijk lost eight of the last nine h2h ties against this opponent and managed to win just once in the last six years. At this venue, Nijmegen recorded eight of the last eleven wins. Keeping in line with the trend, and due to the two-goal mental advantage, expect Waalwijk to lose.
Waalwijk will be desperate and will unleash waves after waves of attack. While this means the team will leave space behind and will concede – at one point or the other they will find the back of the net. They have scored two or more goals in eight of their last ten home ties, and in 11 of their last 15.
As such, expect a home loss, but goals from either side of the pitch.
RKC Waalwijk vs NEC Nijmegen Betting Tips
NEC Nijmegen to Win @ 3.00 (2/1)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.40 (2/5).