Sittard vs NEC Prediction: Team to Win, Form, News and more 02/04/2024

Here is our prediction for the upcoming Eredivisie match between Sittard and NEC taking place on Tuesday, April 2nd 2024.

 
1:27pm on Tuesday 2nd April 2024
By
Jake Skudder

As Fortuna Sittard and NEC gear up for their latest Eredivisie clash on 2nd April 2024 at the Fortuna Sittard Stadion, anticipation and predictions are already shaping the pre-match atmosphere.

Both teams come into the game with contrasting forms, adding an intriguing layer to the encounter.

Current Form

Sittard's Current Form

Fortuna Sittard faces a challenging moment, coming off a heavy 4-0 defeat to Sparta Rotterdam, marking their first loss in five matches.

This result has seen them slip to 10th in the Eredivisie standings, though they are only two points away from the final European place.

Sittard's home form, however, provides a glimmer of hope, as they've been formidable at the Fortuna Sittard Stadion.

NEC's Current Form

NEC, on the other hand, is on an upward trajectory, having secured an impressive 3-1 victory against PSV Eindhoven.

This win is part of a broader successful run, with the team winning five of their last six matches across all competitions.

Currently sitting sixth in the league, NEC is eyeing a spot in the Conference League playoffs semi-finals.

Team News

Sittard Team News

Sittard's squad selection has been affected by injuries, with Arianit Ferati out with a thigh problem.

However, there's positive news as Marko Lazetic could potentially make his first appearance for the club since November.

NEC Team News

NEC has its share of injury woes, with Kas de Wit and Dirk Proper sidelined, though Proper is nearing a return.

Bas Dost's absence due to a heart problem and Tjarron Chery's muscle issue further complicate NEC's lineup choices.

Key Players

NEC's recent form can be attributed to the standout performances of Kodai Sano and Sylla Sow, both crucial in their victory against PSV. Their attacking prowess will be vital in breaking down Sittard's defence.

For Sittard, much will depend on the availability and fitness of Marko Lazetic, whose potential return could provide a much-needed boost to their attacking options.

Scoreline Prediction

Given the recent forms and performances of both teams, a closely contested match is expected.

NEC's attacking form, especially on the road, poses a significant threat, but Sittard's resilience at home could balance the scales.

A draw seems a likely outcome, with a 1-1 scoreline reflecting both teams' current dynamics.

For all of the analysis of the match as it happens live, check out our Preview and Live Update page for the game.

FAQs

What time does the match start? The match kicks off at 8 pm UK time on 2nd April 2024.

Where is the match being played? At the Fortuna Sittard Stadion in Sittard.

What's at stake for both teams? Fortuna Sittard is aiming to get back into contention for a European place, while NEC is looking to solidify their position for the Conference League playoffs semi-finals.

Who are the players to watch? For NEC, Kodai Sano and Sylla Sow are key figures, while Sittard will hope for a significant impact from Marko Lazetic if he's fit to play.

What's the predicted outcome? A 1-1 draw, considering both teams' form and the competitive nature of their recent encounters.

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