NAC Breda vs Emmen Predictions

NAC Breda vs Emmen predictions for Wednesday’s clash in the Eredivisie play-offs. Who will prevail in this first leg of this fight for a spot in the Eredivise? Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

NAC Breda vs Emmen
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NAC Breda vs Emmen Predictions

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Eredivisie Playoff Showdown: NAC Breda and Emmen Eye Top-Flight Berth

Key Stats
– Both teams have scored and over 2.5 goals have been seen in five of Emmen’s last six matches.
– NAC Breda have won seven of their last ten matches.
– Only one Eredivisie team drew more games than Emmen’s ten this season.

The semi-final leg of the Eredivisie playoff sets the stage for a thrilling battle as NAC Breda and Emmen contend for a berth in the premier Dutch league for the 2023-24 season. Sixth-placed NAC Breda, ascending from the second tier after their victorious first playoff tie, is set to host the 16th placed Emmen, from the Eredivisie standings.

Performances Overview

Emmen finished the regular Eredivisie season in a fixed position of 16th, which was further tarnished by a three-match losing streak. They faced challenging fixtures against FC Twente, AZ Alkmaar, and Feyenoord, conceding a whopping 11 goals to these top five divisional teams. Even though a narrow 3-2 defeat against seventh-placed FC Utrecht did offer a glimmer of hope for Dick Lukkien’s side, they faced a setback in conceding the final goal while they held a player advantage.


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Meanwhile, NAC Breda’s poor run at the regular season’s end, with two losses and five conceded goals, was reversed in a 5-1 aggregate victory over MVV last week. Despite MVV’s superior goal difference, Peter Hyballa’s team undermined the stats to keep their top-flight aspirations intact. Since their 2018-19 relegation, Breda have consistently made it to the playoffs, and a return to top-tier Dutch football is only two ties away.

Key Players and Tactics

For the upcoming semi-final leg, Breda are compelled to change goalkeepers due to Roy Kortsmit’s red card. Pepijn van de Merbel is set to step in, possibly the only reshuffle by Hyballa. Jesaja Hermann, who came off the bench to score the final goal in a 4-1 win, could be another player to watch. On the other hand, Lukkien might reinstate Miguel Araujo, Jeroen Veldmate, Ole Romeny, and Richairo Zivkovic, all of whom delivered impressive performances previously.

Goals On The Cards

It makes sense to back the Over 2.5 goals in this match due to both teams’ proclivity for high-scoring affairs. For instance, FC Emmen have consistently shown a trend of both teams scoring and tallying up more than three goals in five of their last six outings. The performance of the team on the road corroborates this trend; Emmen’s matches away from home have often resulted in an abundance of goals.

Simultaneously, NAC Breda’s performances cannot be overlooked when considering this prediction. Their previous matches in the second-tier competition saw them record a level goal difference, with an equally impressive tally of 64 goals scored and conceded across their 38 regular-season games. This demonstrates a team that is as adept at finding the back of the net as it is susceptible to conceding, further contributing to the likelihood of a match that sees at least three goals.

Both teams also have key players capable of changing the dynamics of the game in a split second, with potential goal scorers spread throughout their ranks. Therefore, the combined offensive prowess and defensive vulnerabilities paint a picture of a semi-final tie that will likely have a minimum of three goals scored.
A Stalemate in Sight

When it comes to the correct score market, my suggestion is to back the 2-2 draw.  Emmen have been synonymous with draws this season, recording ten in the Eredivisie. This propensity for levelling out games, coupled with their recent form that has seen them concede multiple goals, sets the stage for a possible draw.

Additionally, their 3-2 loss to FC Utrecht served as proof that Emmen can score even against formidable opposition. Their resilience in getting back on level terms twice, despite facing an opponent who placed significantly higher in the Eredivisie, underscores their scoring capabilities.

On the other side, NAC Breda’s recent 5-1 aggregate triumph over MVV reveals a side that can bounce back from setbacks, exhibiting their scoring capabilities. However, their inconsistency in defence, highlighted by their concession of five goals in their last two league games, provides room for Emmen to score as well.

In essence, both teams display offensive prowess balanced by defensive frailties. This duality within their performances, along with their historical trends, could likely result in an exhilarating 2-2 draw, providing the second leg with a perfectly poised platform for drama and excitement.

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