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NEC vs Utrecht prediction, odds and free betting tips (22/09/2021)

7th meets 6th in the Eredivisie when NEC host Utrecht on Wednesday evening. Read our free predictions and find the top odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

NEC vs Utrecht – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

NEC put their four-match unbeaten run on the line when they welcome Utrecht to the Goffertstadion in Nijmegen. Read our top three expert predictions for this week’s fixture below.

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

NEC Double Chance

NEC are in the midst of an impressive four-match unbeaten run and there is every reason to believe that they can extend their streak on Wednesday. Utrecht have struggled badly on the road this term, taking just one point from their first two Eredivisie away games while failing to score a single goal along the way. NEC meanwhile, have kept three clean sheets in their last four assignments and that defensive strength should allow them to pocket some points this week.

Under 2.5 Goals

Goals are expected to be in short supply when Utrecht visit the Goffertstadion later this week. 100% of NEC’s last four league tussles produced under 2.5 goals and as we mentioned in our first tip, Utrecht have yet to plunder a single goal on the road since the summer. They’ve only conceded once away from home themselves however, so expect both defences to be the dominant forces on Wednesday, resulting in another low-scoring skirmish.

First Team to Score: NEC

NEC broke the deadlock in three of their last four Eredivisie fixtures and when you consider that Utrecht have yet to break their duck on the road this term, the hosts look an excellent bet in the team to score first stakes. It’s also worth noting that the visitors have conceded first in two of their most recent three league contests and we’re tipping that pattern to continue on Wednesday.

NEC vs Utrecht: Match Preview

NEC team news

Defender Rens Van Eijden still hasn’t played a minute for NEC this season and his knee injury is almost certain to keep him out again on Wednesday. Belgian schemer Mathias De Wolf is also rated as doubtful. NEC earned a credible 1-1 draw at Sparta Rotterdam at the weekend, pushing their unbeaten run to four matches in the process. Rogier Meijer’s men find themselves in a lofty seventh spot after five games of the new campaign, which represents an excellent start.

Utrecht team news

Defenders Tommy St. Jago and Christopher Mamengi are inching towards a return, though both players are expected to miss Wednesday’s trip to Nijmegen. Utrecht looked weak at the back when they drew 2-2 at home to RKC on Saturday and they needed a late spot-kick from Greek forward Anastasios Douvikas to earn a share of the spoils from a game that most observers had expected them to win.

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NEC vs Utrecht Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

NEC vs Utrecht prediction

What venue is Wednesday’s game being played at?

Wednesday’s game will be played at the Goffertstadion in Nijmegen.

Can I watch the game on TV?

Wednesday’s game isn’t being shown live on TV, though the match can be streamed elsewhere.

What time does Wednesday’s game kick off?

NEC vs Utrecht kicks off at 18:45 CET (GMT +1).