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Fortuna Sittard vs NEC Live Stream, Predictions
NEC visit Fortuna Sittard Stadion on Sunday for the Eredivisie game with hosts Fortuna Sittard.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Fortuna Sittard v NEC match are shown here - plus the latest betting odds.
📏 Form Guide
Fortuna Sittard will be hoping for a better result after a 3-0 Eredivisie defeat in their last game at the hands of Excelsior.
Kik Pierie (59'), Couhaib Driouech (73') and Kenzo Goudmijn (85') scored for Excelsior.
An interesting aspect of more recent Fortuna Sittard games is the number of nil scores.
Taking their prior sextet of matches leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on BTTS would have been a losing one.
Coming into this fixture, Fortuna Sittard haven't lost in the league to NEC in their last 2 matches.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against AZ in Eredivisie action, NEC and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Jesper Karlsson (28', 50') and Jordy Clasie (43') scored for AZ.
It is worth noting that NEC have made hard work of scoring goals over their previous 6 clashes, recording the disappointing return of just 4. In those matches, NEC have also seen the overall goal tally of their opponents equal 14. Previous results aside, it remains to be seen whether that trend shall persist here in this match or not.
Coming into this contest, NEC remain undefeated by Fortuna Sittard when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. Travelling fans have really enjoyed these clashes.
🤜🤛 Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 23/02/2018 shows that Fortuna Sittard have won 1 of these games & NEC 3, with the number of drawn results standing at 2.
A combined total of 19 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 8 from Sittard and 11 coming from NEC. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
📋 Team News: Fortuna Sittard
In all likelihood, Fortuna Sittard should go for a 4-2-3-1 system in the match with Ivor Pandur, Ivo Pinto, Rodrigo Guth, Dimitris Siovas, Remy Vita, Dogan Erdogan, Arianit Ferati, Tijjani Noslin, Inigo Cordoba, Umaro Embalo and Paul Gladon.
📋 Team News: NEC
There’s a good chance that NEC seem likely to begin the game with a 4-3-3 formation with a starting lineup of Mattijs Branderhorst, Bart van Rooij, Philippe Sandler, Joris Kramer, Souffian Elkarouani, Anthony Musaba, A. Fannar Baldursson, Oussama Tannane, Elayis Tavsan, Pedro Marques and Magnus Mattsson.
Our thinking is that NEC and Fortuna Sittard should both be able to score more than once here although it’s hard to pick a clear winner.
We’ll see, but this looks like it could end up all-square with both teams likely to score. That’s why our selection here is for a great battle with a draw when the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Andre Moura, 00:13 24/05/2023
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Fortuna Sittard Stadion (12,500)
Captain: Burak Yılmaz
Chairman: Işıtan Gün
Manager: Julio Velázquez
Competitions: Eredivisie position 13
🔑 Key Player: Burak Yılmaz
Normally taking up the Striker position, Burak Yılmaz was born in Antalya, Turkey. Having made his senior debut playing for Beşiktaş in the 2006 - 2007 season, the talented Forward has netted 9 league goals in the Eredivisie 2022 - 2023 campaign so far from a total of 26 appearances.
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