A thrilling Eerste Divisie football match is coming up on Saturday, September 9, 2023, – NAC Breda VS Roda JC Kerkrade. Both teams have shown good performances in the previous rounds, but who will be the winner in this match? We have analyzed both teams’ chances and prepared a prediction for this match with some attractive betting odds.

NAC Breda vs Roda JC: What To Anticipate From The Teams

Breda has been a contender for the Eredivisie for many years. Peter Hyballa’s team has been finishing the season in the playoffs for several seasons now, but every time they have been eliminated at this stage of the competition. Now Breda is going similarly again, with seven points after the opening four rounds.

The story is similar for Roda. The club from Kerkrade has also been sitting in the Eerste Divisie and now has an excellent opportunity to finally return to the top flight. Moreover, the Bas Sibum team is currently on a good run, having gained nine points in the first four matches.

NAC Breda

Breda didn’t start the new season as they would have liked, as a 2-2 draw against Dordrecht could hardly be called a positive result. This was followed by a win against Jong AZ (2:1), a defeat against Eindhoven FC (2:0), and a victory against Willem II (1:4). Everything indicates that the team is clearly lacking stability at the moment.

The victory against Willem II showed the positive growth of the team. On the one hand, it’s Willem II, a team that is far from being among the division leaders, but it’s the confidence and goals scored in the game against the club from Tilburg that sets a positive tone for the upcoming match – NAC Breda vs Roda JC Kerkrade.

NAC Breda

Yes, Breda currently occupies the eighth position in the Eerste Divisie standings, but the fans want to see a fight for promotion.

Patriot Sejdiu has taken on the fundamental role of the main scorer and leader of NAC Breda. The forward, on loan from Malmö, has made a solid start to his time at the Dutch club – he already has three goals and one assist. Dominik Janošek is also worth mentioning, as it is the Czech midfielder who holds the center of the field for the Tilburg team.

Roda JC Kerkrade

Roda had a great start to the season. Bas Sibum has assembled a great team that has won three games in the opening three rounds. It all started with a confident victory against Helmond Sport (4:1). It seemed that in the next round, they would face a difficult away match against ADO Den Haag – 0:3 confident victory in the opening 35 minutes of the match. Next came a home victory against TOP Oss (2:0) and a defeat against Jong FC Utrecht (1:0)

It was in the game against Jong Utrecht that the Bas Sibum system malfunctioned, as the opponent, who seemed no stronger than the previous ones, defeated the guests. The heavy rain at the Sportcomplex Zoudenbalch prevented NAC Roda from showing their game, as Jong Utrecht players showed much more confidence in playing in such weather. The goal conceded in the 90+3 minute can also be partially attributed to the rain, as the wet ball seemed to prevent Koen Bucker from fixing it in his hands, which was instantly taken advantage of by Jesse van de Haar. 

Roda JC

Now Roda is in first place, which it shares with Jong PSV, but it is important to look at the difference between goals scored and conceded by Roda – 9:2. The team from 

Kerkrade looks very confident in attack, so if it doesn’t rain at Rat Verlegh Stadium on Saturday, we can expect several goals from the visitors.

Speaking of NAC Roda, it is impossible not to mention their midfield, as it is this unit that stands out in the team’s lineup right now. Wingers Arjen Van Der Heide – Enrique Peña Zauner and central midfielder Walid Ould-Chikh have been terrifying opposing defenses during these four rounds. Ould-Chikh, on loan from FC Volendam, has already scored three times and made an assist once.

Breda vs Roda: Head-to-Head

The matches between NAC Breda and Roda JC are usually very entertaining. If we look at the previous three matches, the teams scored 14 goals between them. Roda hasn’t won a match against Breda since 2019, but now they have a great opportunity to break this bad streak.

NAC Breda – Roda H2H
2022/23 Season
NAC Breda41Roda JC Kerkrade
Roda JC Kerkrade13NAC Breda
2021/22 Season
Roda JC Kerkrade22NAC Breda

NAC Breda vs Roda JC: Possible Lineups

Neither Breda vs Roda has any major losses. Both teams come to this game with a good amount of players. Below are our projected lineups for both teams.

NAC Breda vs Roda JC Lineups
NAC BredaRoda JC Kerkrade
GoalkeepersRoy KortsmitKoen Bucker
DefendersBoy Kemper, Cuco Martina, Jan Van den Bergh, Victor WernerssonTeun Bijleveld, Brian Koglin, Matisse Didden, Boyd Reith
MidfieldersClint Leemans, Javier Vet, Dominik Janošek, Roy KuijpersWesley Spieringhs, Rodney Kongolo, Enrique Pena Zauner, Walid Ould-Chikh, Arjen Van Der Heide
ForwardsPatriot Sejdiu, Sigurd HaugenMaximilian Schmid

NAC Breda vs Roda: Match Prediction

The match between Breda and Roda looks very interesting. First of all, this is due to the goals of both teams, which are very similar, as both aim to reach the Eredivisie at the end of this season. It’s also worth noting the historical effectiveness of this confrontation, as well as the effective play of both teams this season.

NAC Breda vs Roda prediction: over 3.5 goals with odds at 2.5.