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Holland Eerste Divisie | Lavans Stadion | 21st September
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Helmond Sport vs NEC Nijmegen predictions for Friday evening’s Eerste Divisie fixture at Lavans Stadion. 4th placed NEC will be fancied to at least extend their unbeaten start to the season against a toiling Helmond Sport side on match day five. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Helmond Sport vs NEC Nijmegen Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
NEC Nijmegen -1 @ 1/1

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NEC Nijmegen 3-1 @ 11/1

Reason For Helmond Sport vs NEC Nijmegen Betting Tips

NEC barely managed to keep their unbeaten start to the campaign in tact at home to Jong PSV last week, escaping with a remarkable 4-4 draw after a shoddy and careless performance. Jack de Gier’s side remain 4th in the Eerste Divisie standings, but a win over strugglers Helmond is paramount this Friday as they look to stay amongst the early leaders.

It looked for all money as if NEC had stepped up a gear or two after beating promotion rivals Roda JC 2-3 away on match day four, and they seemed to have the points in the bag as expected against Jong PSV last week following a first half double salvo from Eerste Divisie joint top scorer Sven Braken.

However, after Matthias Verreth pulled one back for the visitors just before the break, NEC completely fell apart. Justin Piroe equalised for Jong deep into first half stoppage time and Bart Ramselaar scored twice in the second period to leave the supporters inside Goffertstadion dumfounded.

NEC managed to save their skin thanks to late goals from Ole Romeny and Josef Kvida, but the draw represented a disappointing result considering De Gier’s side were heavy odds-on favourites for the win pre-match.

And it wasn’t the first time this season that NEC have thrown points away from seemingly unassailable positions – they were 2-0 up against Cambuur on the opening night only to be pegged back for a 2-2 draw.

Despite these set-backs, NEC are 3rd in the standings courtesy of that victory against Roda JC and narrow successes over Jong Utrecht (1-2) and Dordrecht (1-0), but they’ll surely have to improve and resolve their defensive issues in the coming weeks if they’re to stay involved in the race for automatic promotion.

Fortunately for NEC, they come up against a demoralised Helmond Sport on match day six and a side that’s really toiling in front of goal.

Rob Alflen’s team have scored just three goals in their five league outings thus far, and they’ve drawn a blank in their last two Eerste Divisie games which have resulted in 2-0 defeats at home to Den Bosch and away to defending champions Jong Ajax.

With just three points accrued, Helmond are languishing in 16th place heading into this Friday’s encounter and will do well not to slip further down the table come the end of match day six.

NEC won this corresponding fixture 1-2 last term and have recorded three wins and a draw in their four previous meetings with Helmond. With this limited Sport side unlikely to pose too much threat to NEC’s questionable rear guard, we’re backing the visitors to resume winning ways here and cover a one goal handicap to solidify their place in the top five.

Nijmegen will be hoping to land the points with a clean sheet to build confidence at the back, but for small stakes we’re going for a 1-3 score line in the correct score market considering both teams have netted in all four of those previous clashes.

Head to Head

NEC have won three of the four previous meetings between the sides, including a 1-2 success in last season's fixture here. Their other two wins over Helmond were by at least a two goal margin.

Helmond Sport Team News

Helmond Sport Team Badge Helmond Sport have a full complement for the visit of NEC. Changes are likely after back to back 2-0 defeats and boss Rob Alflen may scrap the 4-3-3 formation used unsuccessfully in recent matches.

NEC Nijmegen Team News

NEC Nijmegen Team Badge Wide man Jonathan Okita suffered concussion in NEC’s 4-4 thriller with Jong PSV last week and is doubtful to return here. Ole Romeny, who scored in that game from the bench, could start in his absence.

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Article by: Chris K
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Published: September 19, 2018

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Helmond Sport vs NEC Nijmegen Stats

  • NEC have won their last five matches on the road.
  • Friday’s visitors are unbeaten in their last 11 games.
  • Helmond Sport haven’t won in their last 12 outings.
  • NEC have won three and drawn one of the four previous meetings between the teams.
  • Two of those victories were by at least a two goal margin.
  • Both teams have scored in all four previous match-ups.
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