League: Holland Eredivisie
NEC Nijmegen vs Roda JC
Pick: Both teams to score
REASON FOR THIS FREE TIP:
- NEC have conceded in eight of their last 10
- Roda let in a goal in 79% of their regular season trips
- Four of the last five meetings between these two have finished without a clean sheet
Surprise sides still vulnerable
These two sides finished seventh and eighth respectively in the regular season but they provided Play-Off shocks to reach the semi-finals. NEC dumped out Almere City with a 4-0 win, while Roda were 3-2 victors at third-placed De Graafschap.
While both sides can be happy with those surprises, neither look to have fixed the defensive issues which have bothered them all season. Roda shipped 1.95 goals per match on the road this term, while NEC have conceded in eight of their last 10.
Roda conceded in 79% of their matches away from home this term and we expect them to be wide open again. Four of the last five clashes between the pair have seen both teams score and we’re backing more goals on Thursday. Both teams to score is our pick, while we’re backing a 2-2 correct score prediction with the pair in fine scoring form.