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NEC vs Zwolle prediction, odds and free betting tips (20/08/2021)

NEC and Zwolle meet at the Goffertstadion for an early-season Eredivisie tussle on Friday evening. Read our free predictions and find the top odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

NEC vs Zwolle – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Both NEC and Zwolle are aiming to bounce back from opening weekend defeats when they square off on Friday. Read our top three expert predictions for this week’s fixture below.

The odds presented here are always subject to change. Remember to check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds are provided by Betfred, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.

Zwolle Draw no Bet

Zwolle slipped to a narrow opening day reverse to Vitesse last week, though they did manage to muster an impressive 15 attempts and with a little more luck, they would have earned a share of the spoils. NEC meanwhile, were annihilated 5-0 at Ajax and with their confidence dented, the newly-promoted outfit are worth opposing again on Friday.

Both Teams to Score

NEC’s defence looked worryingly abject against champions Ajax last week, when they conceded five times in the first half in Amsterdam. They are unlikely to keep a clean sheet again when Zwolle visit the Goffertstadion this week, though their opponents also looked far from watertight in their defeat to Vitesse. With both defences looking shaky, the BTTS market could prove a profitable choice on Friday.

Zwolle and Both Teams to Score

While we expect both suspect defences to concede on Friday, bettors are also advised to couple our BTTS pick with an away win at a far juicier price. NEC looked well below standard when they were demolished 5-0 by Ajax last week and after their rude Eredivisie awakening, self-belief in their camp is certain to be low. Zwolle have won each of their last three meetings with NEC and they can take advantage of the nervousness in their host’s ranks this week.

NEC vs Zwolle: Match Preview

NEC

NEC earned promotion through the playoffs last season having finished in a relatively modest seventh place in the Eerste Divisie and Rogier Meijer’s men had a real baptism of fire on their return to the top-flight against champions Ajax last week. While most of the opponents they face from here on in won’t be as good as the Amsterdam giants, NEC’s performance in the capital was still worryingly poor.

Zwolle

Art Langeler – who is Zwolle’s sixth manager in as many seasons – got his tenure off to a slow start last week when his new charges slipped to a 1-0 defeat at home to Vitesse. There were positives for Langeler to take from his team’s overall performance however, after Zwolle controlled more possession and created more chances than their antagonists. Langeler will want more from striker Slobodan Tedic this week after the attacker hit the target with just one of his four attempts against Vitesse.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for NEC vs Zwolle

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Netherlands Eredivisie
NEC
VS
PEC Zwolle
August 20, 2021
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NEC vs PEC Zwolle

icon Head to Head

20/08/21
NE
NEC
NEC
2 - 0
PEC Zwolle
PEC Zwolle
19/12/17
NC
PEC Zwolle
PEC Zwolle
2 - 0
NEC
NEC
10/02/17
NE
PEC Zwolle
PEC Zwolle
2 - 0
NEC
NEC
07/01/17
EF
NEC
NEC
1 - 2
PEC Zwolle
PEC Zwolle
05/08/16
NE
NEC
NEC
1 - 1
PEC Zwolle
PEC Zwolle

NEC

Last 5

12/09/21
NE
NEC
NEC
0 - 0
Willem II
Willem II
29/08/21
NE
Heracles
Heracles
0 - 1
NEC
NEC
14/08/21
NE
Ajax
Ajax
5 - 0
NEC
NEC
30/07/21
EF
NEC
NEC
2 - 0
OFI Crete
OFI Crete
24/07/21
EF
Heracles
Heracles
0 - 1
NEC
NEC

PEC Zwolle

Last 5

11/09/21
NE
PEC Zwolle
PEC Zwolle
0 - 2
Ajax
Ajax
28/08/21
NE
Willem II
Willem II
1 - 0
PEC Zwolle
PEC Zwolle
15/08/21
NE
PEC Zwolle
PEC Zwolle
0 - 1
Vitesse
Vitesse
07/08/21
ECF
Heracles
Heracles
3 - 1
PEC Zwolle
PEC Zwolle
07/08/21
EF
Heracles
Heracles
3 - 1
PEC Zwolle
PEC Zwolle

NEC vs Zwolle Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

What stadium will the match be played at?

Friday’s fixture will be played at the Goffertstadion.

When does this fixture kick off?

The match will kick off at 20:00 CET (GMT +1) on August 20.

Have these clubs ever met before?

NEC and Zwolle have a lengthy history of previous encounters. They last met in December 2017 when PEC Zwolle beat NEC 2-0.