NAC - GRONINGEN
NAC beat Feyenoord twice and played well in the away leg, where they could adopt their favoured counter attacking style, which suits them so well. In the home tie, when they had to try and dictate the pace of the game, it was a very different story and they were outplayed. The presure is back on them tonight and the onus on NAC to attack, this should suit the visitors who have impressed in recent weeks, are set to be unchanged and have had the better of two earlier meetings in 2009. Winning at home in the league and sharing the spoils in a cup tie here in January. The league game win was only a couple of weeks ago, Groningen dominated and were value for far more than the 1-0 scoreline. At the outset of these playoffs they looked the best team and if they create half as many chances as Feyenoord did here, they will coast to victory.
5 points Groningen level ball 2.04 asian line.
I really think that Roda are up against it here. They are without three strikers in Matondo, Oper and van Torhout, with Cisse who would have probably led the front line on his own, now doubtful. In midfield, Vormer and De Jong are out and Delorge faces a late test. They will come to defend and hope that they can win the match in the second leg. Cambuur are a team with goals in them, will have fantastic home support and play on an artificial surface. All the advantages seem to be with the home team and we can back then getting a handicap start.
6.5 points Cambuur +1/4 ball 1.86 asian line.