Utrecht vs NEC Betting Tips And Predictions

Will Utrecht make home advantage count again?

Rick Meissen / Utrecht ©IMAGO / ANP 09/12/2022

Utrecht vs NEC
16th September 1900hrs
Football – Netherlands – Eredivisie
Pick Home Win to Nil
Bookmaker bet365
Odds: 9/4 odds taken 1607 GMT, Thursday 15 September

Henk Fraser’s Utrecht and Rogier Meijer’s NEC meet this Friday night at Stadion Galgenwaard in Dutch Eredivisie action. The home side have won two, drawn two and lost two so far, sitting on eight points from six games. The visitors are a point and two places behind. Utrecht are the bookies’ favourites in this one, but it could go either way. Take a look at our in-depth preview for the best odds and tips.

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Utrecht Preview – Can the hosts claim a third victory on the trot?

Utrecht have had a mixed bag of results at the start of the 2022-23 Eredivisie campaign, picking up two wins, two draws and suffering two defeats. They currently sit eighth on eight points.

The Cupfighters failed to win any of their opening four, but they head into Friday’s game having won two in a row. After edging a seven-goal thriller away at Fortuna Sittard, a late Bas Dost goal was enough to give Utrecht a 1-0 home win over Vitesse Arnhem in their last fixture.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score – No

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(odds taken 1612 GMT, Thursday 15 September)

Utrecht will be gunning for a third straight victory with three points on their own patch on Friday night. Henk Fraser’s troops are the favourites at 8/11 (bet365).

NEC Preview – Can Nijmegen avoid a fifth successive draw?

NEC have made a strange start to their season. After losing the opening game at home to Twente, Rogier Meijer’s side bounced back with an impressive 4-1 away win at Volendam in game two.

Since then, Nijmegen have drawn four matches on the bounce in the Eredivisie. They drew 1-1 with Groningen and AZ Alkmaar before a goalless stalemate at Heerenveen. Last time out, they netted at the death to draw 1-1 with Fortuna at Goffertstadion.

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NEC will want to end their drawing run sooner rather than later, but a point in Utrecht on Friday night would not be a bad outcome. Can they return to Nijmegen with a positive result?


Utrecht vs NEC Betting Advice

Utrecht have enjoyed plenty of success in this fixture in recent times, unbeaten in the last five. Since a 1-0 NEC victory in 2015, Utreg have secured four wins and a draw against Nijmegen.

Utrecht did the double last season, picking up an impressive 3-0 victory on the road and winning 1-0 on their own patch. They have kept three successive clean sheets in this fixture.


Key Facts – Utrecht vs NEC Betting Tip

  • Utrecht have won back-to-back games
  • NEC have drawn four Eredivisie games on the trot
  • Utrecht have won the last three meetings without conceding


After a slow start, Utrecht have finally found their feet, getting the better of Sittard and Vitesse in their last two.

In recent meetings with NEC, Utreg have won three in a row, keeping three clean sheets to boot. Take a punt on the hosts to win to nil again this Friday.

Bas Dost hit a late winner against Vitesse in the last one, taking his tally to five for the season. Put some money on the 33-year-old to score anytime in this one.


The best betting odds for Utrecht vs NEC

Utrecht to win: 8/11 at Bet365
Draw: 11/4 at Bet365
NEC to win: 15/4 at Bet365