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NAC Breda will face off against away team FC Emmen at Rat Verlegh Stadion in this Eerste Divisie tie on Friday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the NAC Breda v FC Emmen game - along with the latest match odds.
NAC Breda will be looking for an improved result here after a 6-3 Eerste Divisie defeat last time out to Jong Ajax.
In that game, NAC Breda had 40% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For NAC Breda, the scorers were Ralf Seuntjens (3', 81') and Thom Haye (70'). On the other side, Jong Ajax got 22 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. Danilo Pereira (10'), Kenneth Taylor (12'), Victor Jensen (20'), Youri Baas (25'), Youri Regeer (59') and Max de Waal (78') scored for Jong Ajax.
Matches featuring NAC Breda have often been engaging affairs recently with a lot of goalmouth action expected. Over their past half dozen clashes alone, the sum total of 22 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 10 of them being chalked up by NAC Breda.
Pre-game facts show that NAC Breda:
- have not beaten FC Emmen in their last 3 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
FC Emmen will go into this game following on from a 7-1 Eerste Divisie win to defeat MVV in their most recent match.
In that game, FC Emmen managed 56% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 10 on target. For FC Emmen, the goalscorers were Jeredy Hilterman (36', 75'), Rui Mendes (41', 49', 66') and Azzeddine Toufiqui (45'). MVV had 3 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Sven Blummel (22') and Matteo Waem (89' Own goal) scored for MVV.
Looking at their form, and FC Emmen have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 7 goals in all. In defence, FC Emmen could really do with shoring things up. Despite that, time will tell whether that trend shall be sustained in this upcoming game.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 16/12/2016 tells us that NAC Breda have won 2 of these and FC Emmen 1, with the tally of drawn matches being 3.
In all, 15 goals were scored between them in these games, with 8 from De Parel van het Zuiden and 7 netted by Rood-Witten. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
Team News: NAC Breda
Moreno Rutten (Hamstring Injury) and Kaj de Rooij (Knock) will not be taking part for NAC Breda boss Edwin de Graef.
Team News: FC Emmen
FC Emmen boss Dick Lukkien has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Lentini Caciano (Knee Injury), Reda Kharchouch (Muscle partial avulsion) and Peet Bijen (Heel Bone Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
We’ve got the feeling that FC Emmen and NAC Breda should be able to score more than one goal each in what is shaping up to be a fairly even contest.
An eventful draw is therefore a real possibility, and we are expecting it to be very tight. That’s why our selection here is for a highly competitive game with a 2-2 score when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Rat Verlegh Stadion (19,000)
Captain: Dion Malone
Chairman: Edwin van Baal
Manager: Edwin de Graef
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 15
⭐ Key Man: Ralf Seuntjens
Generally deployed in the Striker position, Ralf Seuntjens was born in Boeimeer, Netherlands. Having played his first senior match for RBC in the 2008 - 2009 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 4 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2021 - 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 5 appearances.