Eerste Divisie match prediction and preview for MVV Maastricht vs NEC clash

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Competition: Netherlands Eerste Divisie
Date: Fri 17.January
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: De Geusselt (10000 seats)

Season ticket holders at De Geusselt haven't seen too many victories this season, with MVV Maastricht languishing in the 15th position so far. The guesting NEC will be hopeful to defend their higher league position in this one.

This should be an interesting game with lots of spark and energy as both teams are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Game on!

NEC play their home games on grass, while this game is played on artificial turf. Recent stats for NEC when playing on artificial turf are 11 wins, 6 draws and 11 defeats from 28 matches. They have scored 45 goals and conceded 49 times in these games.

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MVV Maastricht form and stats

Overall Eerste Divisie stats at home this season for MVV Maastricht are 4-3-3 (wins-draw-losses).

MVV Maastricht manager F. Usta and his team return home after a 2-2 draw away versus Roda JC Kerkrade (placed 16th) in the Eerste Divisie. A defeat was the result before that one, 1-4 away at FC Volendam.

Opportunity lost for MVV Maastricht in the Roda JC Kerkrade match as a lead 2-0 was lost and what looked like a victory ended in a draw.

The MVV Maastricht fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 15 goals in 10 league matches. On the other hand, MVV Maastricht have conceded 13 goals.

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NEC form and stats

4-3-4 is the win-draw-loss statistic for NEC in their Eerste Divisie matches away.

NEC are travelling after their nice 1-0 home win in the Eerste Divisie against FC Den Bosch (placed 11th). Ahead of that match was the victory versus FC Eindhoven at their stadium, the result 4-1.

NEC are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 17 times in 11 away games so far. NEC have conceded 16 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the NEC - MVV Maastricht 2-0 played earlier this season. As for the last seven games between these two teams, there's 2 MVV Maastricht victories, 1 draw and 4 NEC wins. 4 of these games ended with three goals or more, 3 matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

MVV MaastrichtA. van
A. van
9 goals
MVV MaastrichtJ. Schroijen
J. Schroijen
7 goals
NECJ. Okita
J. Okita
6 goals

MVV Maastricht missing players

NEC missing players

MVV Maastricht NEC
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
21 10 4 Played P 4 11 21
5 4 1 Won W 3 4 9
5 3 2 Drew D 0 3 6
11 3 1 Lost L 1 4 6
25 15 5 Scored S 8 17 35
39 13 5 Conceded C 5 16 27
90% 80% 75% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 91% 90%
81% 70% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 82% 76%
57% 60% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 75% 64% 57%
48% 40% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 36% 33%
29% 30% 25% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 18% 24%
52% 50% 75% BTTS BTTS 75% 64% 57%
24% 40% 25% Clean Sheets C S 0% 18% 33%
33% 30% 25% Failed to Score F T 25% 27% 19%
 
5.2 5.6 5.5 Corners For (avg) C F 8 6.4 7
6.1 6.6 7.5 Corners Against (avg) C A 4.2 5.5 4.4
1.8 1.3 1.2 Yellow Cards (avg) Y C 2.5 1.6 1.5
2 1 1 Red Cards R C 0 0 0
 
177 64 22 Total Shots T S 62 137 285
70 23 6 Shots on Target S O 22 52 111
36% 65% 83% Goal Efficiency G E 36% 33% 32%
Key stats in Eerste Divisie this season:
  • MVV Maastricht have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • NEC have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

  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 21 14 3 4 49 18 10 7 1 2 29 10 11 7 2 2 20 8 31 45
2 Jong Ajax 21 13 4 4 54 26 10 7 2 1 29 10 11 6 2 3 25 16 28 43
3 De Graafschap 21 10 10 1 43 20 11 7 4 0 26 7 10 3 6 1 17 13 23 40
4 FC Volendam 21 12 4 5 39 31 10 6 3 1 22 14 11 6 1 4 17 17 8 40
5 Go Ahead Eagles 21 8 11 2 36 25 11 4 7 0 20 10 10 4 4 2 16 15 11 35
6 NAC Breda 21 10 5 6 32 21 11 6 2 3 18 9 10 4 3 3 14 12 11 35
7 Excelsior 21 10 5 6 42 37 10 7 0 3 27 20 11 3 5 3 15 17 5 35
8 NEC 21 9 6 6 35 27 10 5 3 2 18 11 11 4 3 4 17 16 8 33
9 Telstar 21 9 5 7 34 30 11 5 1 5 16 13 10 4 4 2 18 17 4 32
10 Almere City 21 9 5 7 33 31 10 8 1 1 19 9 11 1 4 6 14 22 2 32
11 FC Den Bosch 21 6 10 5 35 33 11 4 6 1 22 13 10 2 4 4 13 20 2 28
12 Jong Utrecht 21 7 7 7 31 32 10 5 4 1 21 13 11 2 3 6 10 19 -1 28
13 Jong AZ 21 6 5 10 34 38 11 5 3 3 20 16 10 1 2 7 14 22 -4 23
14 FC Eindhoven 21 6 4 11 32 48 10 5 2 3 20 18 11 1 2 8 12 30 -16 22
15 MVV Maastricht 21 5 5 11 25 39 10 4 3 3 15 13 11 1 2 8 10 26 -14 20
16 Roda JC Kerkrade 21 4 9 8 26 34 11 3 4 4 20 20 10 1 5 4 6 14 -8 18
17 Jong PSV 21 4 5 12 23 38 11 3 4 4 13 14 10 1 1 8 10 24 -15 17
18 TOP Oss 21 4 3 14 18 42 10 3 2 5 11 13 11 1 1 9 7 29 -24 15
19 Helmond Sport 21 3 6 12 22 47 11 2 3 6 12 18 10 1 3 6 10 29 -25 15
20 FC Dordrecht 21 2 6 13 26 52 11 1 4 6 15 25 10 1 2 7 11 27 -26 12

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.