Den Bosch will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 2-0 Eerste Divisie defeat in their last game at the hands of FC Oss.
Mart Remans (45') and Kyvon Leidsman (48') scored for FC Oss.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games that Den Bosch haven’t conceded. The facts show that Blue White Dragons have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 13 goals in the process.
Taking a look at their past results, Den Bosch:
- have left without a victory over Excelsior in their last 3 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league matches.
Excelsior head into the match following on from a 2-0 Eerste Divisie win in the defeat of MVV in their previous game.
For Excelsior, goals were scored by Julian Baas (52') and Elías Már Ómarsson (55').
The stats don’t lie, and Excelsior have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 9 goals overall. In defence, Roodzwarten have been far from perfect. That aside, we must now wait to see if that pattern will be maintained in this upcoming game.
Their prior results show that Excelsior:
- are winless against Den Bosch when having played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head meetings going back to 18/10/2013 shows that Den Bosch have won 1 of them & Excelsior 4, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 33 in total at an average of 5.5 goals per match.
Team News: Den Bosch
Steven van der Heijden (Knock), Jordy van der Winden (Knee Surgery) and Junior van der Velden (Hip Injury) will not be taking part for Den Bosch manager Erik van de Ven.
Team News: Excelsior
Due to a fully injury-free group available to choose from, Excelsior manager Marinus Dijkhuizen doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this game.
In our view, Den Bosch might need a bit of good fortune to break down this Excelsior lineup who we think might be able to grind out a win.
We’re therefore seeing a narrow 0-1 advantage for Excelsior at the end of the 90 minutes.
Expecting it to be tight.
What are the best odds for the game?
Turning to the betting odds in the win-draw-win market, the win for Den Bosch can be had for 3.25, a bet on a drawn result is 4.1 and betting on the winner to be Excelsior gets you 2.15. Those are the best bets being offered at this very moment.