NAC Breda and TOP Oss spectators can't wait for Eerste Divisie clash at Rat Verlegh Stadion

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Competition: Netherlands Eerste Divisie
Competition: Mon 01.March
Match begins: 20:00 (UTC)
Venue: Rat Verlegh Stadion (19000 seats)

The league table in Eerste Divisie tells a story about these teams so far, with NAC Breda leading TOP Oss by 22 points. Match preview to follow:

Insights:
  • NAC Breda has the most points from losing position (21) in Eerste Divisie
  • TOP Oss has the fewest scored goals (6) away in Eerste Divisie

NAC Breda and TOP Oss should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

Breda's stadium, Rat Verlegh Stadion, has a grass surface. TOP Oss have artifical turf on their own stadium. This might or might not make a difference, and to help evaluate that we give you the recent performance numbers for TOP Oss when playing on grass; 4 wins, 4 draws and 10 losses from 18 matches. They have scored 11 goals in these games and conceded 28.

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NAC Breda form and stats

NAC Breda are steadily winning Eerste Divisie games and points here at Rat Verlegh Stadion. 8 wins, 1 draw and 3 defeats is the summary from 12 games. Breda has a nice streak going on as they have played ten consecutive leaguegames without losing (regardless of home/away). They are keen to extend their tally, a streak that began after the FC Dordrecht defeat 85 days ago. Two home wins in a row for Breda bring valid hopes of a third.

A good away victory last time out for NAC Breda, who won 3-2 against FC Dordrecht (placed 19th). In the preceding match a 2-1 victory visiting Telstar.

Breda can score goals in their home matches. After 12 league matches they have found the net 26 times. 12 goals have been conceded.

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TOP Oss form and stats

TOP Oss, who have the fewest scored goals (6) away in Eerste Divisie, have only collected 11 points from their away games in the Eerste Divisie, after 3-2-7 (12 played). The pressure to perform on the road is increasing on K. Wels, the TOP manager, as the last three away games were defeats.

The manager K. Wels was unhappy after their last game, a Eerste Divisie match played at their home ground Frans Heesen Stadion. TOP suffered a 2-4 loss to Almere City (placed 3rd). Preceding that game, the 0-3 loss visiting SC Cambuur's place.

A crazy, crazy match with lots of goals last time out for TOP Oss, as mentioned above. 6 goals in that one, will this match be as much fun?

A quick return to home after this game, as TOP are hosting Go Ahead Eagles in the Eerste Divisie only four days away.

Goals are few and far between in TOP Oss's away league games. Only 6 goals from 12 travels. TOP struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 20 goals conceded from these games.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the TOP Oss - NAC Breda 0-0 played earlier this season. Head-2-head stats last seven meetings: five - two - zero (Breda wins - draws - TOP Oss wins). As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), three had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

NAC BredaS. van Hooijdonk
S. van Hooijdonk
12 goals
BredaM. Bilate
M. Bilate
6 goals
TOP OssM. Remans
M. Remans
6 goals

NAC Breda missing players

TOP Oss missing players

NAC Breda TOP Oss
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
25 12 4 Played P 5 12 25
15 8 3 Won W 0 3 8
5 1 0 Drew D 0 2 4
5 3 1 Lost L 5 7 13
48 26 10 Scored S 1 6 27
23 12 4 Conceded C 12 20 40
92% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 96%
76% 75% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 80% 67% 72%
56% 75% 75% Over 2.5 O 2.5 80% 50% 52%
32% 42% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 24%
16% 8% 25% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 16%
44% 42% 75% BTTS BTTS 20% 25% 36%
36% 33% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 25% 32%
28% 25% 25% Failed to Score F T 80% 50% 36%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.5 1.8 1.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.2 1.6 1.6
1 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
11.7 12.4 15.2 Shots (avg) S ( 9 10.7 11.1
5.5 5.4 6.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.2 4.4 4.7
35% 40% 37% Goal Efficiency G E 6% 11% 23%
Key stats in Eerste Divisie this season:
  • NAC Breda has the most points from losing position (21) in Eerste Divisie
  • NAC Breda have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • NAC Breda have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • NAC Breda have scored at least twice as many goals at home as TOP Oss have scored away.
  • NAC Breda haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • TOP Oss has the fewest scored goals (6) away in Eerste Divisie
  • TOP Oss have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • TOP Oss 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 24 18 3 3 69 20 13 10 0 3 39 12 11 8 3 0 30 8 49 57
2 Graafschap 25 18 2 5 53 34 12 9 1 2 25 14 13 9 1 3 28 20 19 56
3 Almere City 24 16 5 3 55 32 11 9 2 0 22 2 13 7 3 3 33 30 23 53
4 NAC Breda 25 15 5 5 48 23 12 8 1 3 26 12 13 7 4 2 22 11 25 50
5 Go Ahead Eagles 24 13 5 6 33 18 12 5 3 4 14 10 12 8 2 2 19 8 15 44
6 Roda JC Kerkrade 25 11 8 6 47 33 12 6 4 2 24 13 13 5 4 4 23 20 14 41
7 NEC 24 12 5 7 41 29 12 6 3 3 21 12 12 6 2 4 20 17 12 41
8 FC Volendam 23 10 7 6 48 30 12 4 3 5 25 16 11 6 4 1 23 14 18 37
9 Telstar 25 9 7 9 43 36 13 4 4 5 27 20 12 5 3 4 16 16 7 34
10 Excelsior 25 9 3 13 45 44 12 4 1 7 23 25 13 5 2 6 22 19 1 30
11 Jong Ajax 24 8 6 10 39 44 13 3 4 6 18 25 11 5 2 4 21 19 -5 30
12 Helmond Sport 24 7 8 9 33 37 13 5 2 6 19 20 11 2 6 3 14 17 -4 29
13 FC Eindhoven 25 7 7 11 36 44 12 4 3 5 25 22 13 3 4 6 11 22 -8 28
14 TOP Oss 25 8 4 13 27 40 13 5 2 6 21 20 12 3 2 7 6 20 -13 28
15 Jong Utrecht 23 8 1 14 34 44 11 4 0 7 15 19 12 4 1 7 19 25 -10 25
16 Jong PSV 24 6 5 13 35 51 12 2 4 6 14 20 12 4 1 7 21 31 -16 23
17 MVV Maastricht 25 6 5 14 26 52 12 4 2 6 18 29 13 2 3 8 8 23 -26 23
18 Jong AZ 24 6 4 14 35 65 12 3 3 6 24 33 12 3 1 8 11 32 -30 22
19 FC Dordrecht 24 4 3 17 22 63 12 2 3 7 13 24 12 2 0 10 9 39 -41 15
20 FC Den Bosch 24 2 7 15 26 56 12 2 5 5 16 18 12 0 2 10 10 38 -30 13

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.