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Last updated: 21 May 2024
Ryan Allan 21 May 2024
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NEC Nijmegen vs Go Ahead Eagles Predictions


NEC are a reliable side in front of goal, and I expect them to score at least two goals on Thursday.

I'm backing the hosts to score two or more in a likely lively Eredivisie Conference League Play-off tie.

  • NEC Nijmegen scored 2+ goals in 10 of their last 12 home matches
  • NEC Nijmegen scored 2+ goals in 5 of their last 7 matches
  • NEC Nijmegen scored 2+ goals in 3 of their last 5 matches against Go Ahead Eagles
  • Go Ahead Eagles conceded 2+ goals in 3 of their last 5 matches
  • Go Ahead Eagles conceded 2+ goals in 3 of their last 6 away matches

Head to Head


NEC Nijmegen and Go Ahead Eagles have faced off on 20 previous occasions since the turn of the century. Go Ahead won six of those games, while NEC claimed victory in four fixtures, including a 2-1 win in Nijmegen in January. 

NEC Nijmegen Form


Already assured of their place in the European play-off positions, NEC wrapped up their Eredivisie league campaign with a fine 4-1 win at Almere City on Sunday. Top scorer Koki Ogawa was among the goals as he bagged his 11th of the season in a routine win for the Nijmegen-based side.

NEC return home on Thursday seeking their first win in four matches at the Goffertstadion. Rogier Meijer's side had previously won six home games in a row, including a 3-1 victory against the then-unbeaten champions PSV. Since that zenith, NEC only managed one point from their last three home matches.

Meijer's men averaged just over two goals per game in 17 games played at the Goffertstadion this season. 

NEC Nijmegen Team News


NEC are likely to be without the services of four first-team players on Thursday. Philippe Sandler and Bart van Rooy are expected to remain sidelined alongside long-term absentees Bas Dost and Kas de Wit.

Go Ahead Eagles Form


Go Ahead Eagles come into Thursday's play-off tie boosted by a 2-1 win at Volendam on Sunday. Enric Llansana's late strike secured a first win in seven attempts for René Hake's side. 

On the road, Go Ahead had not won any of their five previous away Eredivisie fixtures before Sunday's morale-boosting victory. 

Despite their indifferent form, Kowet finished the season comfortably inside the European play-off positions, eight points ahead of nearest rivals Fortuna Sittard. 

Go Ahead Eagles Team News


Oliver Edvardsen is set to miss out after being withdrawn before the interval in Sunday's win at Volendam. Enric Llansana could earn a recall to the first XI after his match-winning heroics over the weekend. 

Verdict

NEC's attacking powers should see them score at least twice this weekend.

In a potentially high-scoring match, I'm taking the home side to score at least two goals. 

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