Waalwijk vs NEC Today’s Soccer Prediction
On the old continent, football prepares for a break to celebrate titles Recover from celebrations, rest and go to the baths, in a few weeks if you start preparing the next season. One of the countries that continues to compete is the Netherlands, which discusses the promotion / relegation spots of the Dutch elite division.
RKC Waalwijk and NEC Nijmegen are discussing a move to the next phase of the play-offs.
Only one of these emblems will advance, being sure that for one of them, the Eerste Divisie will already be a reality for the next sporting season.
The other emblem could continue to cherish the dream of the promotion, counting on being able to advance the next three phases. It is the Nijmegen side that takes the lead in this second-leg match as a result of their 2-0 win at home.
In fact, it is the NEC that has been superior in the direct confrontations between these two teams over the last few seasons. Summarizing the game of the first hand, the adjective that best classifies it may be: effectiveness.
Waalwijk take the field with the certainty, or with the burden of having to turn the tie in their favor, to be able to advance to the next phase. The two goals conceded in Nijmegen make this difficult but not impossible. Especially if we take into account the fact that the first leg match was balanced on goal occasions, but with more possession for Waalwijk.
It is now important to correct some mistakes and, above all, to increase the effectiveness of the attacker by realizing the opportunities created. On the Waalwijk side, all players are available except for Sylla Sow who has been injured for several weeks.
Waalwijk have come to this game with five wins, two draws and three defeats in the last ten games.
It should be noted that of these ten games, six were played as visitors, precisely the role in which the team achieved the best performance throughout the regular season.
The NEC will start their game with the tranquility that a two-goal advantage confers, simply managing the moments and rhythms of the match, to avoid any kind of surprise.
Waalwijk is expected to throw on the midfield of the NEC, looking for the goal (s), so you can anticipate a huge defensive concern on the part of Ron de Groot and his players.
Throughout the regular season, the best results achieved by the Nijmegen team were achieved at home and not as a visitor.
However, this team arrives at this match in a cycle of seven games without knowing the taste of defeat and of these, six were victories.
This is a relevant fact when considering the psychological dimension of the players and the team, and that shows confidence.
The NEC clinical report has not been updated recently, with absent players not contributing for months.
Our Betting Prediction Waalwijk vs NEC
The Waalwijk has against it a set of statistical factors, considered throughout the universe of betting and that, even, are being considered by the bookies, in the offered lines. In the recent direct confrontation, the NEC takes clear advantage. In the regular season the Waalwijk managed to add one more point than the adversary and throughout the calendar, were two teams that lived different moments. Whenever one was at the top, the other struggled to re-enter the positions eligible for this phase.
The most efficient attack belongs to the NEC, while the Waalwijk has better defense. Ferdy Druijf, NEC spearhead was the best scorer of the regular season and both teams are goal teams. The exception is the games between them, which usually count up to two goals. That is why I believe that this game will have goals, but no thrashing, because the NEC will try to “dry” the Waalwijk initiative, delaying to the maximum the opening of the marker.
Betting Prediction: Under 3,25 Goals