Helmond Sport vs NAC Breda: Match guide and preview

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Competition: Netherlands Eerste Divisie
Date: Fri 10.January
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: SolarUnie Stadion (4100 seats)

Struggling Helmond Sport will be hoping to pull off an upset when they welcome high-flying NAC Breda in the upcoming league round. It’s 19th vs 6th and the home crowd will have moderate expectations.

NAC Breda play their home games on grass, while this game is played on artificial turf. Recent stats for NAC Breda when playing on artificial turf are 6 wins, 4 draws and 9 defeats from 19 matches. They have scored 17 goals and conceded 22 times in these games.

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Helmond Sport form and stats

The home fans haven’t been spoiled with victories in the Eerste Divisie this season. Helmond Sport have only managed 2 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses from their games here at SolarUnie Stadion. Regardless of arena the trend is looking very unhealthy for Helmond Sport with their four defeats in a row. Not since the Jong Ajax game, 46 days ago, have they avoided a loss. The home stadium (SolarUnie Stadion) is supposed to be a fortress, but for Helmond Sport it's been a house of straw as the last five games here have all been lost. Can they turn things around?

Helmond Sport lost their last game at MVV Maastricht (placed 15th) after a 1-4 scoreline. Before that game, the home loss against Go Ahead Eagles with the scoreline 1-2.

Helmond Sport has scored 12 league goals at home this season, in 10 matches. Helmond Sport have conceded 18 from these games.

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NAC Breda form and stats

Playing away, NAC Breda have won 4 games, drawn 2 and suffered 3 defeats in the Eerste Divisie this season.

NAC Breda won their last game, 3-0 versus FC Dordrecht played at home. Preceding that game was the away KNVB Beker victory against Sparta Nijkerk with the score of 1-0.

The travelling fans enjoy NAC Breda's attacking play in away games, having scored 14 goals in 9 league matches away. NAC Breda have conceded 12 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

This is the result when the teams met earlier this season; NAC Breda - Helmond Sport 5-1. Head-2-head stats last five meetings: 1 - 2 - 2 (Helmond Sport wins - draws - NAC Breda wins). As for goals, 2 matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), 3 had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

NAC BredaS. van Hooijdonk
S. van Hooijdonk
6 goals
NAC BredaL. Ilić
L. Ilić
5 goals
Helmond SportD. Snepvangers
D. Snepvangers
4 goals

Helmond Sport missing players

NAC Breda missing players

Helmond Sport NAC Breda
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
20 10 3 Played P 5 9 20
3 2 0 Won W 4 4 10
5 2 1 Drew D 0 2 4
12 6 2 Lost L 1 3 6
22 12 3 Scored S 10 14 32
47 18 5 Conceded C 6 12 21
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 95%
95% 90% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 80% 78% 75%
65% 60% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 60% 56% 55%
45% 30% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 40% 33% 20%
30% 20% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 20% 11% 10%
85% 80% 100% BTTS BTTS 60% 67% 60%
5% 10% 0% Clean Sheets C S 40% 22% 35%
10% 10% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 11% 10%
 
4.8 5.3 3.3 Corners For (avg) C F 7.8 6.2 6.3
5.8 4.9 5.7 Corners Against (avg) C A 4.6 5.7 5.2
1.8 1.8 1.7 Yellow Cards (avg) Y C 1 1.4 1.4
1 1 1 Red Cards R C 1 1 2
 
229 139 33 Total Shots T S 68 105 263
85 47 9 Shots on Target S O 28 47 112
26% 26% 33% Goal Efficiency G E 36% 30% 29%
Key stats in Eerste Divisie this season:
  • Helmond Sport has the fewest scored goals in the first half (3)
  • Helmond Sport have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Helmond Sport haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Helmond Sport is in the worst form (0-1-5)
  • NAC Breda have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • NAC Breda haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 SC Cambuur 19 13 3 3 45 15 9 7 1 1 28 8 10 6 2 2 17 7 30 42
2 Jong Ajax 20 13 3 4 54 26 10 7 2 1 29 10 10 6 1 3 25 16 28 42
3 De Graafschap 20 9 10 1 41 19 10 6 4 0 24 6 10 3 6 1 17 13 22 37
4 FC Volendam 20 11 4 5 37 30 10 6 3 1 22 14 10 5 1 4 15 16 7 37
5 Go Ahead Eagles 20 8 10 2 35 24 10 4 6 0 19 9 10 4 4 2 16 15 11 34
6 NAC Breda 20 10 4 6 32 21 11 6 2 3 18 9 9 4 2 3 14 12 11 34
7 Excelsior 19 10 4 5 40 33 9 7 0 2 26 17 10 3 4 3 14 16 7 34
8 Almere City 20 9 4 7 32 30 10 8 1 1 19 9 10 1 3 6 13 21 2 31
9 NEC 20 8 6 6 34 27 9 4 3 2 17 11 11 4 3 4 17 16 7 30
10 FC Den Bosch 20 6 10 4 35 32 11 4 6 1 22 13 9 2 4 3 13 19 3 28
11 Jong Utrecht 20 7 7 6 30 30 10 5 4 1 21 13 10 2 3 5 9 17 0 28
12 Telstar 19 7 5 7 29 29 9 3 1 5 11 12 10 4 4 2 18 17 0 26
13 FC Eindhoven 20 6 4 10 32 46 10 5 2 3 20 18 10 1 2 7 12 28 -14 22
14 Jong AZ 19 5 5 9 30 34 10 4 3 3 17 15 9 1 2 6 13 19 -4 20
15 MVV Maastricht 20 5 4 11 23 37 10 4 3 3 15 13 10 1 1 8 8 24 -14 19
16 Roda JC Kerkrade 20 4 8 8 24 32 10 3 3 4 18 18 10 1 5 4 6 14 -8 17
17 Jong PSV 20 4 4 12 23 38 10 3 3 4 13 14 10 1 1 8 10 24 -15 16
18 FC Oss 20 4 3 13 17 39 10 3 2 5 11 13 10 1 1 8 6 26 -22 15
19 Helmond Sport 20 3 5 12 22 47 10 2 2 6 12 18 10 1 3 6 10 29 -25 14
20 FC Dordrecht 20 2 5 13 25 51 10 1 3 6 14 24 10 1 2 7 11 27 -26 11

Read more about Eerste Divisie

The Eerste Divisie, meaning “First Division”, is the second highest level of football in the Netherlands. 20 teams play two fixtures against each other to form a final league table after 380 games. The winning team is promoted with a creative playoff system deciding whether more teams promote.