FC Twente vs NEC Nijmegen Match Analysis & Prediction
12/05/2023 9:00 pm
FC Twente will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to three matches when they host NEC Nijmegen at De Grolsch Veste on Friday.
The hosts are currently sitting in fifth place in the Eredivisie standings on 55 points through 31 matches, eight points behind third-placed Ajax.
Twente will enter the contest off the back of a 3-0 victory over Emmen in their last Eredivisie match at De Oude Meerdijk.
In 15 Eredivisie matches on home soil this season, Ron Jans’ side are unbeaten with 11 wins and four draws.
De Tukkers will be out to extend their 16-game home unbeaten streal dating back to May 2022 against Groningen.
NEC Nijmegen’s last Eredivisie match saw them suffer a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Heerenveen at Gofferstadion, leaving them in 10th place on 38 points.
In league matches away from Gofferstadion this season, Rogier Meijer’s side have five wins, five draw and five losses.
The visitors find themselves on a three-game away unbeaten run, as they have not been beaten on the road since March 5 against Ajax.
Twente won the last Eredivisie meeting between these two teams, coming out on top 1-0 at Gofferstadion in August, with Sem Steijn scoring the only goal of the game in the 91st minute.
FC Twente vs. NEC Nijmegen Head to head
In the 52 previous meetings between these two teams, Twente have claimed 32 victories while NEC have won 12, and they have drawn in eight. NEC have scored 58 goals and conceded 103 in the process.
FC Twente Team News
Twente are expected to line up in a 4-3-3 formation for Friday’s contest, with Vaclav Cerny, Manfred Ugalde and Virgil Misidjan leading the line up front.
Gijs Smal, Robin Propper, Julio Pleguezuelo and Joshua Brenet are expected to start as the back four, with Lars Unnerstall in goal.
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NEC Nijmegen Team News
NEC manager Meijer is also likely to utilise a 4-3-3 formation, which would see Magnus Mattsson, Landry Dimata and Oussama Tannane start in the final third of the field.
Bart van Rooij, Ivan Marquez Alvarez, Philippe Sandler and Souffian El Karouani are expected to start as the back four.
NEC Nijmegen's Last 5 Matches
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