Our prediction for this Netherlands Eredivisie match:
Twente will look to climb to the Champions League berth when they take on NEC in the Eredivisie round 12. The Reds aim to keep their 100% record at home intact and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Nijmegen. Robin Propper limped off with injury in a 1-1 draw with Utrecht, with Alec Van Hoorenbeeck likely to step up. Even though midfielder Michael Sadilek misses out through suspension, Twente are still seen as hot favourites to beat NEC at home ground.
The visitors, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their four-game winless run in the Eredivsie, but given Twente’s perfect home record, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of grabbing something from the match. NEC Elayis Tavsan is banned for the match, while fellow forward Bas Dost remains on the sidelines with heart problems. Defender Philippe Sandler faces race against the clock to be fit for Saturday’s clash.
Highlighted Team (Twente):
Based in the city of Enschede, Twente is a Dutch football club that welcomes their rivals at De Grolsch Veste. The venue was opened on May 10, 1998, and the capacity of the stadium is 30,205 people. The club was founded in 1965 as a merger of Sportsclub Enschede and Enschedese Boys.
The Reds did remarkably well to win the Eredivisie title in the 2009/10 season, with the team finishing the process only one point clear of Dutch giants Ajax. As a result, Twente booked their place in the Champions League group stages. The Reds did well to collect six points in their group, but that did not help them make it to the last 16.
Twente are well known for their red jerseys, but they wear dark blue shirts when playing on the travels. The Reds take on Heracles Almelo in the Twentse Derby. Sander Boshchker is leading Twente’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 653 goals on his account.