Nijmegen vs. Jong Utrecht: which bet to choose?

Nijmegen vs. Jong Utrecht. Prediction for the match of the First Division of the Netherlands (January 29, 2021)

28/01/2021

NEC Nijmegen

NEC Nijmegen

W W D W L
29/01/21 21:00 CET
Jong FC Utrecht

Jong FC Utrecht

L L W W L
Place Goffert (Nijmegen)
Nijmegen vs. Jong Utrecht: which bet to choose?

In the 22nd round of the First Division of the Netherlands, "Nijmegen" will play against "Jong Utrecht" at home. Will the hosts justify the status of the favorite in this confrontation on January 29? The answer will be given by the prediction of our experts. 

 

NEC Nijmegen

In the last three rounds of the championship, "Nijmegen" has gained seven of the nine possible points. The successful series began in a home match against "Excelsior", in which "Nijmegen" won with a score of 3:2.

Then the away draw against "Cambuur" came (0:0), and in the last round, the "three-colored" beat Eindhoven (1:0). "Nijmegen" is sixth with 38 points in the standings.

 

Jong FC Utrecht

"Jong Utrecht" has not gained points in the last two league matches. The team lost a home match to "Jong Ajax" (1:2), after which an away defeat from "Roda" followed (1:2).

These failures pushed Rene Hake's players to 14th position in the standings. Jong Utrecht is playing this season with little or no compromise - eight wins, twelve defeats, and only one draw.

 

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Statistics

  • The opponents had seven head-to-head confrontations since 2017 - six wins of "Nijmegen" and one draw.
  • In four of the five previous head-to-head matches of the teams, a bet on TB (2.5) goals was played. 
  • "Jong Utrecht" lost three of the last five away matches.
  • "Nijmegen" won five of 10 home league matches.
  • "Jong Utrecht" missed at least two goals in three of the previous five away matches.

Our Prediction

The bookmakers consider the hosts to be the favorite of this match, which is hard to disagree with. "Nijmegen" has firmly settled in the TOP-6 and can potentially improve its position in the play-offs to get a more comfortable opponent.

"Jong Utrecht" has no tournament tasks for this season. Plus, the hosts have no problems in face-to-face confrontations with an opponent.

Our prediction is the victory of "Nijmegen" with a handicap (-1.5) at odds of2.33 on 1xBet.


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