RKC Waalwijk vs NEC Nijmegen Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 18/03/2023

RKC
18/03/23 - 20:00

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NEC

RKC - NEC

Netherlands Eredivisie - Mandemakers Stadion

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

RKC Waalwijk vs NEC Nijmegen Top Predictions and Best Odds

This is going to be an important match for both teams as they are trying to inch closer to a possible European qualification for next season.

Draw

When we talk about NEC Nijmegen, the conversation turns to drawing matches rather quickly. This RKC Waalwijk vs NEC Nijmegen prediction is going that route for the sake of the visiting team getting the most split games in the league this season, and with the aim that this is the result that would suit them just to avoid being defeated. NEC had 13 draw matches this season while RKC had eight of them, but only one in their past five games. The Nijmegen team had two in the same number of matches. The first contest they played this season ended with a 6-1 demolition by NEC, and in their last five encounters, only one ended with teams splitting the spoils.

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Over 2.5 Goals

The second prediction for RKC Waalwijk vs NEC Nijmegen tie turns logic into numbers. From the past five h2h matches between these teams, four of them went over the 2.5 goals mark. Both teams had three of those matches from their last five league encounters. However, when we look at the season overall things get a bit trickier. RKC is a top-five ‘over' team this season with 15 games of more than two goals scored and an average of 3.2 goals per match. However, NEC is also the best, but in the other direction. They had, by far, the fewest ‘over' games this Eredivisie season at eight with 17 matches going under the 2.5 goals marker.

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Stats and Market Odds for RKC Waalwijk vs NEC Nijmegen prediction

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

15/07/23

Europe Friendlies Europe

RKC

RKC

NEC

NEC

0

1

18/03/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

RKC

RKC

NEC

NEC

1

3

13/11/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

NEC

NEC

RKC

RKC

6

1

09/07/22

Europe Friendlies Europe

NEC

NEC

RKC

RKC

3

1

19/02/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

NEC

NEC

RKC

RKC

1

1

Last Five - RKC

24/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Fortuna Sittard

Fortuna Sittard

RKC

RKC

1

0

L

18/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Feyenoord

Feyenoord

RKC

RKC

1

0

L

09/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

NEC

NEC

RKC

RKC

0

2

W

03/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Twente

FC Twente

RKC

RKC

3

0

L

27/01/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

RKC

RKC

1

1

D

Last Five - NEC

27/02/24

Netherlands Cup Netherlands

Cambuur Leeuwarden

Cambuur Leeuwarden

NEC

NEC

1

1

D

24/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

NEC

NEC

0

2

W

18/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Ajax

Ajax

NEC

NEC

2

2

D

09/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

RKC

RKC

NEC

NEC

2

0

L

06/02/24

Netherlands Cup Netherlands

ADO Den Haag

ADO Den Haag

NEC

NEC

0

3

W

These are the odds set by the bookmakers for the match in question:

RKC Waalwijk odds: 7/5 (2.40) – 41.7%

Draw odds: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%

NEC Nijmegen odds: 7/4 (2.75) – 36.4%

When we look at the RKC Waalwijk vs NEC Nijmegen odds, it is clear that the bookmakers consider this to be an even-keel match that could go either way even though the probability for a home team's win is a bit higher. You can check our football betting tips today page for any suggestions if you are unsure what to pick, and here are some of the other available options for your consideration: Landry Dimata scoring Anytime will give you odds of 11/4 (3.75) – 26.7%, while Draw with BTTS is valued at 4/1 (4.00) – 25%.

RKC Waalwijk vs NEC Nijmegen Lineups, Team News, and Preview

RKC Waalwijk

After losing to PSV last week, RKC Waalwijk fell six points behind seventh-placed Utrecht in a fight for a place in European competitions next season. RKC still has a chance but against teams like NEC, it's about perseverance and determination. The home team doesn't have any injury issues for the match.

Predicted lineup: Vaessen, Nieuwpoort, Van den Buijs, Gaari, Lutonda, Clement, Anita, Bel Hassani, Lelieveld, Seuntjens, Kramer.

NEC Nijmegen

The Nijmegen outfit is in a similar position to their next opponent. They have the fewest wins out of all the teams ranked inside the top ten, but somehow they have accumulated enough points to keep them safe from any danger of being relegated. Of course, they have the most draw matches this season which just goes to show that NEC knows how to play for a result that will benefit them.

Predicted lineup: Cillessen, El Karouani, Sandler, Marquez, van Rooij, Proper, Bruijn, Mattsson, Tannane, Tavsan, Dimata.

Starting lineups

Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.

RKC

RKC
3-5-2
1
Etienne Vaessen
nl
23
Jurien Gaari
cw
24
Dario Van Den Buijs
be
4
Shawn Adewoye
be
2
Julian Lelieveld
nl
33
Yassin Oukili
nl
6
Vurnon Anita
cw
14
Pelle Clement
nl
5
Thierry Lutonda
be
29
Michiel Kramer
nl
20
Mats Seuntjens
nl
Substitutes
13
Mark Spenkelink
nl
22
Said Bakari
km
19
Zakaria Bakkali
be
35
Kevin Felida
cw
8
Patrick Vroegh
nl
10
Florian Jozefzoon
nl
11
Iliass Bel Hassani
nl
9
Mika Biereth
dk
17
Roy Kuijpers
nl
21
Joel Pereira
pt
15
Lars Nieuwpoort
nl
7
Julen Lobete
es

NEC

NEC
4-2-3-1
22
Jasper Cillessen
nl
28
Bart Van Rooij
nl
4
Ivan Marquez
es
5
Joris Kramer
nl
16
Souffian El Karouani
ma
20
Lasse Schone
dk
71
Dirk Wanner Proper
nl
7
Elayis Tavsan
nl
14
Oussama Tannane
ma
11
Magnus Mattsson
dk
19
Nany Dimata
be
Substitutes
2
Ilias Bronkhorst
nl
1
Mattijs Branderhorst
nl
31
Rijk Janse
nl
34
Terry Sanniez
nl
6
Jordy Bruijn
nl
77
Anthony Musaba
nl
8
Andri Fannar Baldursson
is
9
Pedro Marques
pt
21
Ibrahim Cissoko
nl

Player to Watch: Michiel Kramer

The veteran center-forward for RKC Waalwijk has been having the time of his life in the Eredivisie this season scoring seven goals which is the highest mark on his team, and he added a couple of assists as well in 18 appearances.

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Q&A about RKC Waalwijk vs NEC Nijmegen prediction

  • Where is the match taking place? – Mandemakers Stadion, Waalwijk
  • Which team is the favorite according to the bookmakers? – RKC Waalwijk is the favorite by a slight margin
  • Who will referee the game? – Dennis Higler

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