Roda JC Kerkrade will be taking on visiting rivals NEC at Parkstad Limburg Stadion in the Eerste Divisie tie on Friday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Roda JC Kerkrade v NEC, scroll down - as well as the best betting odds.
Roda JC Kerkrade
Roda JC Kerkrade are hoping to win again following the 1-2 Eerste Divisie triumph over Helmond Sport.
For Roda JC Kerkrade, the scorers were Patrick Pflücke (12') and Dylan Vente (87'). Arno Van Keilegom (39') scored for Helmond Sport.
It has been seldom in recent games where Roda JC Kerkrade have shown defensive steel. In fact, De Koempels have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 7 goals during that time. Despite that, we’ll just have to find out if the trend will persist in this upcoming game or not.
Looking at their past form shows that Roda JC Kerkrade:
- have not registered a win against NEC in their last 6 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of De Graafschap in Eerste Divisie competition, NEC will be hoping to turn things around here.
The only scorer from NEC was Elayis Tavsan (85'). Daryl van Mieghem (50') and Ted van de Pavert (76') scored for De Graafschap.
In their previous six outings, NEC have helped themselves to a tally of 9 goals. NEC have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. During that period, they’ve seen 8 goals go against them.
Coming into this fixture, NEC are undefeated by Roda JC Kerkrade in away games against them for the last 5 league matches. An impressive run.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head results going back to 01/10/2016 tells us that these fixtures have been miserable for Roda JC Kerkrade. They have not managed to get any victories whatsoever while NEC have been too good for them, running out winners in 83% of those match-ups.
A combined sum of 14 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 4 of them for De Koempels and 10 belonging to NEC. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Eerste Divisie match day 13 on 20/11/2020 which finished with the scoreline of NEC 1-1 Roda JC Kerkrade.
The referee was Jochem Kamphuis.
Team News: Roda JC Kerkrade
Roda JC Kerkrade boss Jurgen Streppel will be thankful to have no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match thanks to a completely healthy group available for selection. Stefano Marzo will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: NEC
Owing to an otherwise available group, there’s only the one fitness issue for the NEC gaffer Rogier Meijer to be concerned about. Terell Ondaan (Muscle Injury) misses out for this game.
Here, we’re thinking that NEC might well have a job on their hands to score goals against this Roda JC Kerkrade lineup who we think will likely end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re therefore anticipating a very even match with a 1-0 win for Roda JC Kerkrade at the end of the 90.
Let’s see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Roda JC Kerkrade
Stadium: Parkstad Limburg Stadion (19,979)
Captain: Kees Luijckx
Chairman: Jeffrey van As
Manager: Jurgen Streppel
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 7
⭐ Key Man: Erik Falkenburg
Normally playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Erik Falkenburg was born in Leiden, Netherlands. Having played his first senior match for Sparta Rotterdam in the 2007 - 2008 season, the accomplished Midfielder has managed to score 5 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2020 - 2021 season to date in 17 appearances.