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FC Twente are the guests at Goffertstadion on Sunday for the Eredivisie clash with hosts NEC.
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NEC head into this fixture coming off the back of a 0-0 Eredivisie drawn result versus FC Twente.
It’s been seldom in recent games that NEC haven’t conceded. In fact, NEC have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 8 goals along the way.
In their last six outings, FC Twente have helped themselves to the sum of 12 goals. FC Twente have also not failed to score on each one of those occasions. In that time, they’ve seen 5 goals go into their own net. That kind of trend might not be carried forward into this next game, however.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings dating back to 26/11/2016, there has been little to separate the clubs with NEC winning 3 of those games, FC Twente 3 and 0 being drawn in normal time.
In all, 19 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 for NEC and 10 created by De Tukkers. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
The previous league encounter between the two was Eredivisie match day 29 on 09/04/2022 when the final score was NEC 0-2 FC Twente.
That time, NEC managed 45% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
FC Twente got 12 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Virgil Misidjan (65') and Dimitris Limnios (75') scored.
The referee was Dennis Higler.
Team News: NEC
Mathias De Wolf (Unknown Injury), Jordy Bruijn (Unknown Injury) and Magnus Mattsson (Knee Injury) won’t be able to feature for NEC manager Rogier Meijer.
It’s our opinion that NEC will probably kick off with a 4-2-3-1 formation for this one and select Mattijs Branderhorst, Bart van Rooij, Ivan Marquez, Joris Kramer, Souffian Elkarouani, Dirk Proper, Lasse Schoene, Elayis Tavsan, Oussama Tannane, Mikkel Duelund and Pedro Marques.
Team News: FC Twente
Due to a completely healthy squad to pick from, the FC Twente manager Ron Jans has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash.
From our viewpoint, De Tukkers might elect for a 4-2-1-3 formation with a starting lineup of Lars Unnerstall, Joshua Brenet, Robin Propper, Julio Pleguezuelo, Gijs Smal, Ramiz Zerrouki, Michal Sadilek, Michel Vlap, Christos Tzolis, Manfred Ugalde and Vaclav Cerny.
Our feeling is that NEC will have a tough ask to put one past this FC Twente outfit who we think might get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We’re therefore anticipating a very competitive game with a 0-1 victory for FC Twente at the end of this game.
Let’s see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Goffertstadion (12,500)
Captain: Lasse Schöne
Chairman: Ron van Oijen
Manager: Rogier Meijer
Competitions: Eredivisie position 12