NEC Nijmegen vs Excelsior Predictions, Odds & Betting Tips 08/10/2022

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

NEC Nijmegen vs Excelsior Top Betting Picks

NEC Nijmegen has one of the most unique stat lines in the top European leagues at the moment, and it will be interesting to see how long will they be able to keep up with the same form.

NEC Nijmegen to Win

The obvious choice here is a draw, some would say that this incredible streak must come to an end sooner than later. NEC started the season with a loss against Twente, they followed it with a win at Volendam, and the next six games were all drawn including last week against Feyenoord who was a far superior opponent but couldn't find a way to break through NEC defense. In complete contrast, Excelsior is one of only two teams (PSV) who still doesn't have a drawn game this season. In the last seven games between these teams, only one ended in a draw which should tell a different story compared to what we saw this season, especially from an NEC team.

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Over 2.5 Goals

In the same seven games between these teams, five of those in the Eredivisie ended with over 2.5 goals, and if we count two national Cup games, then that number climbs. Both of those games saw four goals in regular time. Another contrast with these teams is over 2.5 goals stats for this season. NEC has the lowest mark of all the teams in the league, only one game out of eight ended with more than two goals while Excelsior has five ‘over' games.

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Everything you need to know about NEC Nijmegen vs Excelsior

Head to Head

09/04/21

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

Excelsior

NEC

2

1

08/01/21

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

NEC

Excelsior

3

2

06/12/19

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

Excelsior

NEC

2

1

29/10/19

Netherlands Cup Netherlands

Excelsior

NEC

4

2

25/09/18

Netherlands Cup Netherlands

Excelsior

NEC

2

3

Last Five - NECNEC

13/11/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

RKC

RKC

NEC

NEC

1

6

W

04/11/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Cambuur Leeuwarden

Cambuur Leeuwarden

NEC

NEC

0

1

W

30/10/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

PSV

PSV

NEC

NEC

3

0

L

23/10/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Go Ahead Eagles

Go Ahead Eagles

NEC

NEC

3

3

D

19/10/22

Netherlands Cup Netherlands

Fortuna Sittard

Fortuna Sittard

NEC

NEC

2

3

W

Last Five - ExcelsiorExcelsior

13/11/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

Excelsior

Excelsior

5

1

L

05/11/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

Excelsior

Excelsior

1

0

L

29/10/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Go Ahead Eagles

Go Ahead Eagles

Excelsior

Excelsior

3

1

L

23/10/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

AZ

AZ

Excelsior

Excelsior

1

2

W

19/10/22

Netherlands Cup Netherlands

Maastricht

Maastricht

Excelsior

Excelsior

1

5

W

Contrast is the name of the game

It's hard to find two teams that have more contrast than these two. NEC team has managed to maintain the tenth position in Eredivisie despite only winning one game while Excelsior is one place below them with three wins and five losses. When it comes to goals there is even more contrast. NEC has a goal difference of 8-6, one of the lowest in the league.

NEC Nijmegen probable starting 11: Cillesen, El Karouani, Verdonk, Marquez, van Rooij, Schone, Proper, Mattsson, Tannane, Tavsan, Dimata.

Excelsior won only one game out of their last four matches, and the crisis is slowly brewing in the clubhouse. They are still very well placed, but with a current lack of positive form, things can spiral out of control rather quickly. The team's defense is the main problem for coach Marinus Dijkhuizen as they have allowed 19 goals in only eight games.

Excelsior probable starting lineup: van Gassel, Tjoe a On, Seymor, el Yaakoubi, Horemans, Ayoub, Azarkan, Driouech, Goudmijn, Baas, van Duinen.

Team News:

NEC Nijmegen: Philippe Sandler, Ilias Bronkhorst, Joris Kramer, Jordy Bruijn, and Mathias De Wolf are doubtful but could feature against Excelsior.

Excelsior: Sven Nieuwpoort, Nikolas Agrafiotis are injured.

FAQ about NEC Nijmegen vs Excelsior

NEC Nijmegen vs Excelsior Predictions, Odds & Betting Tips 08/10/2022

 

  • Who will host the match? – NEC will be the host at Goffertstadion in Nijmegen
  • Who are the bookmaker's favorites? – NEC Nijmegen are the clear favorites according to the bookmakers
  • What was the score the last time they met? – Excelsior 2-1 NEC Nijmegen