NEC Nijmegen – FC Groningen

Nijmegen or Groningen are currently in the best form, located on the lower half of the Eredivisie and in the struggle between the desire to succeed. Slightly better is the home of the NEC that has collected eleven points and he belongs to the twelfth position. Groningen after the last league defeat fell to barážové partitions, currently with only nine points up on the last sixteenth and Go Ahead has a lead of one point. Favorite of this encounter is looking very hard.

Nijmegen in the first six rounds won just four points, surprisingly managed to beat Heerenveen after the result 2: 1st Otherwise but he scored just four defeats and also fell in the first round of the National Cup. Since then, in the next five games, lost once and at home with Feyenoord (1: 2), was able to overcome Rod (1: 0). On account scored three way tie with Tilburg (0: 0), Vitesse (1: 1) and last well with Utrecht (1: 1).

NEC coach Peter Hyballa will miss Rayhiho (injured ankle) and Dyrestama (knee problems). His selection in the match with Utrecht made history when he managed to score Ferdi Kadioglu. It was just 17 years and 23 days, thus became the youngest ever scorer of the Eredivisie. “It is important duel in front of us and a powerful adversary, our challenge is to demonstrate best and win,” he said shortly after the pre-match press conference Hyballa.

Groningen mortem 1: 2 in Tilburg also dropped out of the National Cup after defeat 0: 1 in Utrecht, but in the 10th round to stand Euroborg surprised favorite from Alkmaar played it 2: 0th Visiting coach Ernest Faber whole can not use the services Idrissiho which artists worked their magic with the injured ankle. In last year’s mutual matches with both teams parted amicably after the results of 0: 0 and 1: 1, steady progress can be expected as well now.

“With our situation, we can not be satisfied by the end of the first half we want to take. The gain of nine points is well below expectations, our current goal is to leave the bottom rung and try to thus fight their way into the top half of the table. Nijmegen bases his game on an excellent defensive, extremely dangerous is a fast counter-attack. we have to maintain concentration until the very end, then we can succeed, “he said with a slight optimism imbue Faber.