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Helmond Sport arrive at Rat Verlegh Stadion on Saturday for the Eerste Divisie clash with home team NAC Breda.
Our NAC Breda v Helmond Sport predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
NAC Breda will play in this game following on from a 0-0 Eerste Divisie drawn match versus Jong PSV.
In that game, NAC Breda had 46% possession and 5 shots on goal with 1 on target. Jong PSV got 9 shots on goal with 2 on target.
Edwin de Graef's NAC Breda have found the net a sum total of 9 times in their past six outings. The comparative tally of goals that they have conceded in those same games stands at 5.
Pre-game facts show that NAC Breda:
- haven't lost in the league to Helmond Sport in their previous 4 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 home league matches.
Since being beaten in their last game against Excelsior in Eerste Divisie competition, Helmond Sport will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Helmond Sport managed 52% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Helmond Sport was Jellert Van Landschoot (68'). For their opponents, Excelsior got 15 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Siebe Horemans (5'), Reuven Niemeijer (17') and Thijs Dallinga (55', 58', 82') scored for Excelsior.
Looking at their form, and Helmond Sport have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 16 goals in all. At the back, Helmond Sport have clearly had some problems. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward here, however.
Their prior results show that Helmond Sport:
- are undefeated in their last 3 league matches away from home.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head to head meetings going back to 28/11/2016 shows us that NAC Breda have won 3 of these & Helmond Sport 1, with the tally of draws being 2.
A combined total of 16 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 11 of them for De Parel van het Zuiden and 5 netted by Helmond. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The last league fixture between these sides was Eerste Divisie match day 28 on 12/03/2021 when it ended NAC Breda 3-2 Helmond Sport.
The match was refereed by Martijn Vos.
Team News: NAC Breda
The NAC Breda manager Edwin de Graef has a full complement, with no fitness worries at all ahead of this game thanks to a fully healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Helmond Sport
Thanks to a fully injury-free group available to select from, the Helmond Sport manager Wil Boessen has no fitness worries at all ahead of this clash.
We’re of the view that NAC Breda can and should be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
Conversely, Helmond Sport could well find it tough to make a breakthrough but we do fancy them hitting back at some stage, too.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a comfortable 3-1 winning score for NAC Breda at the end of the 90 minutes.
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 12, KNVB Beker (Second round)
⭐ Key Player: Ralf Seuntjens
Generally taking up the Striker position, Ralf Seuntjens was born in Boeimeer, Netherlands. After having played his first senior match for RBC in the 2008 - 2009 season, the gifted Forward has hit 9 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2021 - 2022 campaign to date from a total of 16 appearances.