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SC Cambuur will be the visitors at Goffertstadion on Sunday for the Eerste Divisie tie with home side NEC.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for NEC v SC Cambuur can be found here - along with the latest match odds.
NEC, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 3-2 Eerste Divisie triumph over Excelsior.
For NEC, goals were scored by Jonathan Okita (50'), Souffian El Karouani (79') and Jordy Bruijn (85'). Joël Zwarts (14') and Mitchell van Rooijen (17') scored for Excelsior.
It has been all too rare in recent games that NEC have shown defensive steel. In fact, NEC have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, shipping 12 goals during that time. We will have to see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Ahead of this clash, NEC haven't won against SC Cambuur in their previous 6 matches in the league.
After tasting defeat last time out to FC Volendam in Eerste Divisie action, SC Cambuur and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Samuele Mulattieri (87') scored for FC Volendam.
Henk de Jong's SC Cambuur have seen their efforts on goal rewarded a total of 11 times throughout their previous 6 matches. The total of goals that they have conceded during those same clashes equals 6.
Looking at the pre-match facts, SC Cambuur:
- are undefeated by NEC when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 12 league matches away from home. What a good run they have put together.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 16/03/2018 tells us that NEC have won 0 of these games & SC Cambuur 2, with the tally of drawn games being 4.
A combined total of 12 goals were scored between them in this period, with 4 for NEC and 8 coming from Herten. The average goals per game has been 2.
The previous league contest featuring these sides was Eerste Divisie match day 1 on 28/08/2020 which finished with the scoreline of SC Cambuur 2-0 NEC.
The referee was Rob Dieperink.
Team News: NEC
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the sole fitness concern for the NEC gaffer Rogier Meijer to be concerned about from an otherwise complete group. Joep van der Sluijs (Knee Surgery) will miss out.
Team News: SC Cambuur
Due to a mostly available squad, there’s only the one fitness worry for the SC Cambuur gaffer Henk de Jong to be concerned with. Stanley Akoy (Knee Injury) won’t be in action.
When taking all factors into account, NEC would be disappointed if they were not to score a goal against this SC Cambuur side, but one goal might not be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re therefore expecting both teams to score in a 1-2 win for SC Cambuur after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Goffertstadion (12,500)
Captain: Rens van Eijden
Chairman: Ron van Oijen
Manager: Rogier Meijer
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 5, KNVB Beker (Round of 16)
🔑 Key Man: Terell Ondaan
Regularly taking up the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Terell Ondaan was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Having made his senior debut playing for Telstar in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has netted 4 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 13 appearances.