On Friday, March 15, 2024, NAC Breda will try to defend its place in the playoffs and prevent VVV-Venlo from closing in on it in the Eerste Divisie standings.

The hosts are coming into this game on a three-match winning streak, ranking 7th in the second Dutch division.

The guests also have something to brag about before the match, having a three-match unbeaten streak, which also looks quite impressive, as the rivals were teams close in level.

So, let’s see what to expect from the game with our NAC Breda vs VVV-Venlo prediction. 

Breda vs Venlo: What To Anticipate From The Teams

NAC Breda

Parel van het Zuiden has come out of a steep slump, when the team had not won in five matches, and has finally gained good momentum.

It all started with a victory over Jong AZ (2:3), followed by a triumph over the Utrecht youth team (3:1) and Jong Ajax (0:1) this allowed NAC Breda to stay in the playoffs, although De Graafschap (6th place) has already pulled away by six points.

A better balance of play helped this “resurrection” of NAC Breda. Yes, Parel van het Zuiden continues to concede (eight goals in ten matches), but the team’s performance has improved, and most importantly, they have started to score more goals than concede.

Dominik Janošek is an important element of Jean-Paul van Gastel’s success. Even if the team wasn’t playing at its best, the midfielder was the best and tried to pull his teammates out.


Before the match NAC Breda vs VVV-Venlo, the guests occupied 9th place, lagging behind the playoff zone by only one point, having a game in hand over their closest rivals.

Venlose Trots won their previous game against Emmen (2:0), which allowed them to stay in the zone of candidates for the Eredivisie.

Things could have gone even better if the team had been able to maintain a positive result against Helmond Sport (1:1) and defeat FC Eindhoven (2:2), but it’s hard to blame Pride of the South for that because they are direct competitors of Rick Kruys’ team and the risks here were too great.

Now, VVV Venlo is in a very equal position where every point can be crucial. The team can and does score, but there are problems with the guests’ defense because the number of goals scored is equal to the number of goals conceded, which is why the Venlose Trots cannot gain a foothold in their positions.

NAC Breda vs VVV Venlo: Head-to-Head

The teams often alternate victories, which indicates that the opponents play very evenly in head-to-head matches. VVV-Venlo won the first-round game (3:1), but will they be able to hold off their opponent in the second match?

Breda – Venlo H2H
2023/24 Season
VVV-Venlo31NAC Breda
2022/23 Season
VVV-Venlo13NAC Breda
NAC Breda12VVV-Venlo
2021/22 Season
NAC Breda31VVV-Venlo
VVV-Venlo22NAC Breda

NAC Breda – VVV-Venlo: Possible Lineups

The hosts suffered a heavy loss in the game against Jong Ajax when goalkeeper Roy Kortsmit tried to prevent an opponent’s goal and broke his collarbone. Also, since January, Parel van het Zuiden has been waiting for Clint Leemans’ return, as this midfielder has been sorely missed.

The guests are also approaching the Breda – Venlo match without any losses, waiting only for the return of Dylan Timber, who will be ready to play only closer to summer.

NAC Breda vs VVV Venlo Lineups
GoalkeepersTein TroostDelano van Crooy
DefendersManel Royo, Jan Van den Bergh, Cuco Martina, Boyd LucassenSimon Janssen, Roel Janssen, Rick Ketting, Moreno Rutten
MidfieldersCasper Staring, Fredrik Jensen, Dominik Janošek, Aimé Omgba, Patriot SejdiuElias Sierra, Richard Sedláček, Thijme Verheijen, Levi Smans, Martijn Berden
ForwardsElías Már ÓmarssonMichalis Kosidis

NAC Breda vs VVV Venlo: Match Prediction

In this match, we will watch a battle between teams fighting for a place in the sun and having virtually nothing to lose, as there are less than ten rounds left in the championship. 

We expect open football with many goals so in today’s betting tip we offer to bet on the game’s Total with rather tempting odds.

NAC Breda vs VVV Venlo Prediction: total goals over 3.

The Prediction
Total Over 3 (~odds 2.11)