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The Eerste Divisie fixture at Goffertstadion on Monday sees home team NEC play Telstar.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for NEC v Telstar (inc. the best betting odds).
NEC will be hoping for a better result following a 2-0 Eerste Divisie loss in their previous game against Almere City.
In that game, NEC had 57% possession and 15 shots on goal with 6 on target. On the other side, Almere City had 12 shots on goal with 9 of them on target. Thomas Verheijdt (18', 58') scored for Almere City.
Matches featuring NEC have tended to be lively ones recently with high scoring being the norm. Over their past 6 clashes alone, a total of 20 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 15 of them coming from NEC.
Heading into this fixture, NEC are undefeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
Since being beaten in their last game against Jong Utrecht in Eerste Divisie competition, Telstar will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Telstar managed 66% possession and 13 shots on goal with 7 on target. For Telstar, the goals were scored by Glynor Plet (20') and Gyliano van Velzen (62'). At the other end, Jong Utrecht got 11 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. Remco Balk (8'), Jeredy Hilterman (15') and Odysseus Velanas (56') scored for Jong Utrecht.
The stats tell the story, and Telstar have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 12 goals in all. In defence, Witte Leeuwen have seen their frailties exposed. While that may be of interest, we’ll just have to find out if that trend shall continue on in this match.
Going into this one, Telstar have not won away from home in their last 5 league games.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 02/04/2018 tells us that NEC have won 4 of these games & Telstar 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 29 overall which averages out at 4.83 goals per match.
The previous league contest featuring these clubs was Eerste Divisie match day 18 on 03/01/2021 when it finished Telstar 5-2 NEC.
The referee was Clay Ruperti.
Team News: NEC
Rens van Eijden (Ankle Injury) and Jordy Bruijn (Knock) won’t be available for NEC boss Rogier Meijer.
Team News: Telstar
Telstar boss Andries Jonker has to currently contend with reduced team options. Hossein Zamani (Knock), Richelor Sprangers (Knock), Frank Korpershoek (Ankle Injury), Kick Groot (Knock) and Tom Overtoom (Knock) are names that won’t be on the team sheet. Cas Dijkstra will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
In this game, Telstar certainly have the ability to put one past this NEC outfit, but it possibly won’t quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re going for a very close game with a 2-1 win for NEC at full-time. Should be an interesting one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Goffertstadion (12,500)
Captain: Rens van Eijden
Chairman: Ron van Oijen
Manager: Rogier Meijer
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 6
⭐ Key Player: Elayis Tavsan
Regularly playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Elayis Tavsan was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. After having played his first senior match for Sparta Rotterdam in the 2018 - 2019 season, the talented Midfielder has netted 11 league goals in the Eerste Divisie 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 30 appearances.