Excelsior will take to the pitch with guests Jong AZ at Van Donge & De Roo Stadion in this Eerste Divisie game on Friday.
Our tips, poll and stats for Excelsior v Jong AZ can all be found here (including the best match odds).
Excelsior will be wanting a better result here after a 2-1 Eerste Divisie losing effort in their last game against Helmond Sport.
The only scorer from Excelsior was Elías Már Ómarsson (94'). Jelle Goselink (27') and Jeff Stans (58') scored for Helmond Sport.
An interesting characteristic of more recent Excelsior games is the number of results with a nil in them.
From their previous sextet of matches before this one, in 5 of them a wager on both teams scoring would have lost.
Going into this contest, Excelsior are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
Since being beaten in their last game against Almere City in Eerste Divisie action, Jong AZ and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
Damon Mirani (73') and Mees Kaandorp (76') scored for Almere City.
A sequence of somewhat dire efforts from the Jong AZ defence has resulted in a total of 18 goals being fired past them in only their previous 6 performances. They definitely need to see an improvement in this unimpressive component of their game. Still, we’ll just have to find out if that trend shall be sustained in this next game.
Heading into this contest, Jong AZ have not won away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
The previous league contest featuring these clubs was Eerste Divisie match day 26 on 14/02/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Excelsior 3-3 Jong AZ.
The referee was Laurent Willems.
Team News: Excelsior
Excelsior boss Marinus Dijkhuizen has no fitness worries whatsoever before this match thanks to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: Jong AZ
Owing to a completely injury-free group to pick from, Jong AZ boss Michel Vonk has no fitness worries to report coming into this game.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Jong AZ have the firepower to find the back of the net against this Excelsior team, however it may not quite be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re predicting a close game with a 2-1 victory for Excelsior at full-time. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
What are the top odds for the game?
Looking at what the bookmakers’ view is of this game on the win-draw-win market, the win for Excelsior can be had for 1.67, backing the draw is 4.44 & staking on a victory for Jong AZ comes in at 4.75. They’re the best bets available right now.