Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Gofferstadion will host Saturday’s football game between NEC Nijmegen and Heracles, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table ahead of Matchday 20. NEC are eager to stay in the Conference League berth and you should know that they defeated both Fortuna Sittard (4-1) and Twente (1-0) in the previous two home games. January signing Tjarron Chery is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute in the last league match, while forward Bas Dost remains on the sidelines with heart problems.
The Black and Whites, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-2 loss to Ajax and given their shaky defence, we believe that there is a big value in betting on NEC, who have been producing fine performances at home of late. All Lasse Wehmeyer, Anas Ouahim, Diego van Oorschot, and Nikolai Laursen are out of contention through injuries, speaking of the away team.
Highlighted Team (Heracles):
Heracles is a professional Dutch club based in Almelo. The club was formed back in May 1903 and named after Heracles, the demigod son of Zeus. From 1974 to 1998 the club played under the name of SC Heracles ’74. The Heraclieden’s home colours are black and white, while blue is the dominant colour of their away shirt.
Twente are considered one of the club’s main rivals in the Netherlands. Speaking of the club’s achievements, it has to be noted that Heracles have won two Eredivisie trophies (1926/27, 1940/41). In the 2011/12 season they made it to the Dutch Cup final. Heracles faced PSV in the title game, with the Dutch giants proving to be a big catch for the underdogs.
PSV won the game 3-0. In the 2016/17 season Heracles participated in the Europa League, with the team suffering elimination to Arouca in the third qualifying round. Everton is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 77 goals.