NEC vs Groningen prediction, odds and free betting tips (31/10/2021)

NEC and Groningen lock horns in Nijmegen on Sunday in the Dutch Eredivisie. Read our predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our expert match preview.

NEC vs Groningen – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

NEC could climb into the top six with a victory over Groningen on Sunday. Read our top three expert predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Groningen Double Chance

NEC will start Sunday’s game seven places above Groningen in the Eredivisie table, though we think the hosts could drop points against their underdog opponents. NEC have claimed just one point from their last three league assignments in Nijmegen, while the visitors are in the midst of an unbeaten three-game surge in top flight. With the momentum clearly with Groningen, we’re tipping them to leave the Goffertstadion with a positive result.

Both Teams to Score

Groningen have been trading blows with their hosts for the majority of the season, in fact, both teams to score has landed in four of their first five away tests this term. BTTS bettors have also been rewarded in three of NEC’s last four games in the Eredivisie, and with plenty of compelling evidence to point to, we recommend you stick to the same market on Sunday.

First Team to Score – Groningen

NEC shipped the first goal in each of their last two home fixtures and we think Groningen can break the deadlock in similar fashion when they travel to Nijmegen on Sunday. The Trots van het Noorden got their noses in front in each of their last three Eredivisie tussles and 50% of the total goals they’ve scored this season so far were notched inside 30 minutes. With that fast-starting habit pushing them on, we’re tipping Groningen to score first this weekend.

NEC vs Groningen: Match Preview

NEC team news

Rens van Eijden, Dirk Proper, Mathias De Wolf and Mikkel Duelund will all be absent for NEC when they welcome Groningen this weekend. NEC recorded a surprise 2-1 win at Twente last week – a result that fired them into the division’s top half. Their performances in Nijmegen have been less impressive however, and the hosts have pocketed just one point from the last nine on offer on home soil.

Groningen team news

Mike Te Wierik has been ruled out, while Laros Duarte and Radinio Balker are considered doubtful ahead of Sunday’s game. Groningen extended their unbeaten run to three matches with a fine 2-0 win at home to a strong AZ outfit last weekend. Danny Buijs’ troops have still won only twice overall this term, though another positive result on Sunday could fire Groningen up as many as six places in the table.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for NEC vs Groningen

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NEC vs Groningen Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

NEC vs Groningen prediction

Which club is favourite to win on Sunday?

NEC have been priced as slight favourites to win this weekend.

Which bookmaker has the best odds for the game?

We recommend using the odds at Ladbrokes for NEC vs Groningen.

What time does Sunday’s game kick off?

NEC vs Groningen kicks off at 14:30 CET (GMT +1).

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Simon Winter

Simon Winter is an Irish sports and betting writer with 10+ years in the game. His main passion is football and he is a Manchester United and Wexford FC supporter.