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NEC will take to the pitch with away team Almere City at Goffertstadion in the Eerste Divisie game on Sunday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for NEC v Almere City can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
NEC, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 1-3 Eerste Divisie victory vs FC Volendam.
For NEC, the goalscorers were Elayis Tavsan (23') and Rangelo Janga (27', 90'). Martijn Kaars (90') was the scorer for FC Volendam.
NEC have been conceding pretty frequently recently, but they have also found ways to score goals themselves. Over their last 6 matches, NEC have been punished defensively in 6 of them as well as managing to get on the scoresheet in 5 of those games.
Going into this one, NEC have not been beaten in their last 3 league matches at home.
Almere City come into this meeting following a 3-0 Eerste Divisie win in the defeat of FC Oss in their previous game.
For Almere City, the goals were scored by Thomas Verheijdt (8'), Anass Ahannach (26') and Oussama Bouyaghlafen (64').
Demonstrating their bias toward eventful encounters, we’ve seen goals 22 times in the previous six matches in which Almere City have taken to the pitch, yielding a mean average of 3.67 goals per fixture. Opposition teams have hit 8 of this grand total. That kind of trend might not follow through into this match, of course.
Ahead of this meeting, Almere City are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels going back to 19/04/2015, there has been little between the sides with NEC winning 3 of those games, Almere City 3 and 0 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 23 in all which averages out at 3.83 goals per match.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Eerste Divisie match day 19 on 13/12/2019 when it finished NEC 2-3 Almere City.
The match was refereed by Erwin Blank.
Team News: NEC
Mathias De Wolf (Back Injury) and Jonathan Okita (Leg Injury) won’t be playing for NEC manager Rogier Meijer.
Team News: Almere City
Due to a completely injury-free group to pick from, Almere City manager Ole Tobiasen has no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match.
When taking everything into account, Almere City will need things to go their way to breach the defence of this NEC outfit who we think will end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore see a hard-fought 1-0 winning score for NEC at the end of the 90.
A close call.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Goffertstadion (12,500)
Captain: Rens van Eijden
Chairman: Ron van Oijen
Manager: Rogier Meijer
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 14
⭐ Star Man: Rangelo Janga
Mostly used in the Striker position, Rangelo Janga was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. After having played his first senior match for Willem II in the 2010 - 2011 season, the accomplished Forward has managed 2 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 3 appearances.