Here's what we know about the NEC - Almere City match:

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Competition: Netherlands Eerste Divisie
Competition: Sun 20.September
Match begins: 18:00 (UTC)
Venue: Goffertstadion (12500 seats)

The season is still fairly new and the Eerste Divisie table has to be read with caution. So far NEC find themselves in 7th position and Almere City are placed 2nd.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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NEC form and stats

The hosts won their first Eerste Divisie game here at Goffertstadion, lifting spirits. Home statistics for NEC last season were 6 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses from 14 games.

A strong away win for NEC against FC Volendam the last match, as R. Janga (2) and E. Tavsan were on target. Ahead of that match, NEC won a home game hosting Jong Ajax (2-1).

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does NEC handle that role? We have found nine games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are five wins, two draws and two defeats.

NEC has scored 2 goals so far and conceded 1 goal from 1 home game. These are numbers from the league only.

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Almere City form and stats

Only one away game in the Eerste Divisie so far for Almere City and it resulted in three points. Last season the statistics for their away games were 3 victories, 4 draws and 8 losses from 15 travels.

Almere City go into this game after a win, the home game against TOP Oss that ended 3-0. Preceding that game was the away victory against Excelsior with the score of 6-4.

We have checked recent matches where Almere have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those nine games were six victories, two draws and one defeat.

It's early days yet, but Almere City has scored 6 and conceded 4 goals from their travels in the league so far (1 game).

Head 2 Head

As for the last eight games between these two teams, there's five NEC victories, zero draws and three Almere City wins. Over/under statistics; seven of these games ended with three goals or more, one match with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Almere CityT. Verheydt
T. Verheydt
3 goals
NECR. van Eijden
R. van Eijden
1 goals
NECJ. Bruijn
J. Bruijn
1 goals

NEC missing players

Almere City missing players

NEC Almere City
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
3 1 0 Played P 0 1 3
2 1 0 Won W 0 1 2
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 1
1 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
5 2 0 Scored S 0 6 9
4 1 0 Conceded C 0 4 4
100% 100% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 67%
100% 100% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 100% 67%
67% 100% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 100% 67%
33% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 100% 33%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 100% 33%
67% 100% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 100% 33%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 67%
33% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 33%
 
3.7 4 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 8 5.7
8.3 5 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 7 3.3
0.3 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 3 1.7
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
33 12 0 Total Shots T S 0 18 43
12 5 0 Shots on Target S O 0 9 17
42% 40% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 67% 53%
NEC Last season Almere City
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
29 14   Played P   15 29
12 6   Won W   3 13
9 5   Drew D   4 5
8 3   Lost L   8 11
51 24   Scored S   19 44
37 17   Conceded C   28 42
90% 93%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   93% 97%
79% 79%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   80% 79%
55% 43%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   60% 52%
31% 29%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   47% 38%
24% 29%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   27% 24%
59% 50%   BTTS BTTS   80% 62%
31% 43%   Clean Sheets C S   7% 21%
21% 14%   Failed to Score F T   20% 21%
 
6.4 6.5   Corners for (avg) C F   5.3 5.5
4.5 3.9   Corners against (avg) C A   6.5 5.4
1.6 1.6   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.1 1.3
0 0   Red cards R C   2 2
 
359 194   Total Shots T S   170 374
149 78   Shots on Target S O   81 174
34% 31%   Goal Efficiency G E   23% 25%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 NAC Breda 3 3 0 0 10 2 2 2 0 0 8 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 8 9
2 Almere City 3 2 1 0 9 4 2 1 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 6 4 5 7
3 SC Cambuur 3 2 0 1 9 3 2 1 0 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 7 1 6 6
4 Graafschap 2 2 0 0 8 2 2 2 0 0 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6
5 Excelsior 3 2 0 1 13 8 1 0 0 1 4 6 2 2 0 0 9 2 5 6
6 Roda JC Kerkrade 3 2 0 1 7 4 1 1 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 1 4 4 3 6
7 NEC 3 2 0 1 5 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 1 3 3 1 6
8 Jong PSV 3 2 0 1 7 8 1 0 0 1 1 6 2 2 0 0 6 2 -1 6
9 Go Ahead Eagles 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 2 4
10 Telstar 3 1 1 1 6 6 2 0 1 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 3 2 0 4
11 FC Eindhoven 3 1 1 1 4 4 2 0 1 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 4
12 Helmond Sport 3 1 1 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 1 0 2 1 -1 4
13 MVV Maastricht 3 1 1 1 3 8 1 0 0 1 1 7 2 1 1 0 2 1 -5 4
14 Jong Utrecht 3 1 0 2 3 4 2 0 0 2 2 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 -1 3
15 FC Den Bosch 3 1 0 2 5 7 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 2 3 6 -2 3
16 Jong AZ 3 1 0 2 4 11 1 0 0 1 1 4 2 1 0 1 3 7 -7 3
17 FC Volendam 3 0 1 2 3 6 2 0 0 2 1 4 1 0 1 0 2 2 -3 1
18 FC Dordrecht 3 0 1 2 2 5 2 0 1 1 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 2 -3 1
19 Jong Ajax 3 0 0 3 2 8 2 0 0 2 1 6 1 0 0 1 1 2 -6 0
20 TOP Oss 3 0 0 3 1 8 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 2 0 6 -7 0
Last season 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 29 21 3 5 68 25 14 11 1 2 40 14 15 10 2 3 28 11 43 66
2 Graafschap 29 17 11 1 63 28 14 10 4 0 36 10 15 7 7 1 27 18 35 62
3 FC Volendam 29 16 7 6 57 42 15 9 5 1 35 20 14 7 2 5 22 22 15 55
4 Jong Ajax 29 16 6 7 72 47 14 9 3 2 40 17 15 7 3 5 32 30 25 54
5 NAC Breda 29 14 8 7 48 30 15 9 3 3 27 12 14 5 5 4 21 18 18 50
6 Go Ahead Eagles 29 12 12 5 49 41 15 7 7 1 27 14 14 5 5 4 22 27 8 48
7 Excelsior 29 13 8 8 65 55 15 9 3 3 44 32 14 4 5 5 21 23 10 47
8 NEC 29 12 9 8 51 37 14 6 5 3 24 17 15 6 4 5 27 20 14 45
9 Almere City 29 13 5 11 44 42 14 10 1 3 25 14 15 3 4 8 19 28 2 44
10 Telstar 29 12 8 9 47 48 15 8 1 6 21 21 14 4 7 3 26 27 -1 44
11 FC Den Bosch 29 10 11 8 56 49 15 6 6 3 31 20 14 4 5 5 25 29 7 38
12 Jong Utrecht 29 10 8 11 48 47 15 8 5 2 34 20 14 2 3 9 14 27 1 38
13 FC Eindhoven 29 9 7 13 46 59 15 7 5 3 29 23 14 2 2 10 17 36 -13 34
14 Jong AZ 29 7 7 15 45 61 15 6 4 5 26 25 14 1 3 10 19 36 -16 28
15 MVV Maastricht 29 7 6 16 37 53 14 6 4 4 23 17 15 1 2 12 14 36 -16 27
16 TOP Oss 29 6 7 16 28 53 14 5 3 6 17 19 15 1 4 10 11 34 -25 25
17 Roda JC Kerkrade 29 5 10 14 36 52 14 4 4 6 28 28 15 1 6 8 8 24 -16 22
18 Jong PSV 29 5 7 17 34 56 14 4 5 5 18 19 15 1 2 12 16 37 -22 22
19 FC Dordrecht 29 4 8 17 34 66 14 2 4 8 18 29 15 2 4 9 16 37 -32 20
20 Helmond Sport 29 3 8 18 25 62 15 2 5 8 14 25 14 1 3 10 11 37 -37 17

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.