Go Ahead Eagles will be hosting visiting opponents Excelsior at De Adelaarshorst in the Eerste Divisie match on Saturday.
To see all of our predictions, user poll & stats for Go Ahead Eagles v Excelsior, scroll down – as well as the best betting odds.
Go Ahead Eagles
Go Ahead Eagles, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 6-0 KNVB Beker success versus NAC Breda.
Kees van Wonderen’s Go Ahead Eagles have hit the target 14 times over their preceding 6 outings. The tally of goals that have been scored against them in those games is 5.
Taking a look at their past results, Go Ahead Eagles:
- haven’t been beaten in the league by Excelsior in their previous 4 matches.
- have not won against Excelsior in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Excelsior go into this match after a 4-0 KNVB Beker win with the defeat of Helmond Sport in their last outing.
Marinus Dijkhuizen’s Excelsior have fired home a total of 9 times throughout their latest 6 matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during that period comes to 6.
Their past results show that Excelsior:
- are winless against Go Ahead Eagles in games played away from home for the previous 7 league matches. They’ll be keen to stop this run.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head meetings dating back to 18/03/2013 shows that Go Ahead Eagles have won 2 of these and Excelsior 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 3.
A combined sum of 19 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 12 of them for Trots aan de IJssel and 7 belonging to Roodzwarten. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
Team News: Go Ahead Eagles
There is just a single fitness concern for the Go Ahead Eagles boss Kees van Wonderen to be concerned with due to a largely intact set of players. Kevin van Kippersluis (Achilles tendon problems) won’t play.
Team News: Excelsior
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available for selection, Excelsior manager Marinus Dijkhuizen has no fitness worries at all ahead of this clash.
We believe that Go Ahead Eagles are likely to see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
Conversely, Excelsior may well struggle to make a breakthrough but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be hitting back at some stage here.
Therefore, we are anticipating a comfortable 3-1 win for Go Ahead Eagles at the conclusion of the game.
What are the best odds for this match?
Looking at the bookies’ prices in the win-draw-win market, victory for Go Ahead Eagles can be had for 2.064, a wager on the game finishing all-square is 3.74 and betting on a victory for Excelsior gets you 3.6. They’re the best market prices available at the moment.