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Jong Utrecht will be the visitors at Rat Verlegh Stadion on Friday for the Eerste Divisie showdown with home side NAC Breda.
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NAC Breda will be looking for an improved result here after a 3-1 Eerste Divisie loss in their previous game against Jong Ajax.
The only player to score from NAC Breda was Jort van der Sande (23'). Kik Pierie (48'), Gabriel Misehouy (59') and Giovanni (81') scored for Jong Ajax.
NAC Breda haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, netting in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They’ve hit an aggregate of 8 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 9. Such a trend isn’t assured to be sustained into this next game, however.
In their last fixture, Jong Utrecht drew 1-1 in the Eerste Divisie tie with ADO Den Haag.
The only scorer from Jong Utrecht was Derensili Sanches Fernandes (69'). Nigel Owusu (89') was the scorer for ADO Den Haag.
Darije Kalezić's Jong Utrecht have converted 5 times throughout their latest six matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes comes to 8.
Ahead of this meeting, Jong Utrecht have not won away from home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 16/01/2017 shows us that NAC Breda have won 3 of these games & Jong Utrecht 1, with the tally of drawn games standing at 2.
11 goals were scored between them in this period, with 8 for De Parel van het Zuiden and 3 coming from Jong Utrecht. That’s an average goals per game of 1.83.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Eerste Divisie match day 32 on 04/04/2022 which ended up with the score at Jong Utrecht 1-0 NAC Breda.
In that game, Jong Utrecht managed 39% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Pontus Almqvist (90').
On the other side, NAC Breda got 10 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
The referee was Robin Hensgens.
Team News: NAC Breda
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just a single fitness concern for the NAC Breda gaffer Robert Molenaar to be concerned with from a near full-strength group of players. Welat Cagro (Knee Surgery) won’t play.
Team News: Jong Utrecht
Due to a fully healthy squad available to choose from, the Jong Utrecht manager Darije Kalezić doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report before this game.
In our view, NAC Breda will most probably see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
However, Jong Utrecht will not find it easy to score a goal of their own but do we see them getting enough chances to score, too.
Accordingly, we see a fairly comfortable 3-1 winning margin for NAC Breda at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Rat Verlegh Stadion (19,000)
Chairman: Edwin van Baal
Manager: Robert Molenaar
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 7
🔑 Star Player: Kaj de Rooij
Generally taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Kaj de Rooij was born in Netherlands. Having played his first senior match for FC Eindhoven in the 2018 - 2019 season, the goalscoring Forward has got 2 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2022 - 2023 campaign so far coming from a total of 5 appearances.